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From Inside the Flap
Norm Goldman - Editor of BookPleasures.com
"Conveniently divided the diversity of topics covered in The Muse On Writing is written in a highly readable style that presents tours of specific areas of the writing process. Moreover, the book is admirable in its scope as it manages to pack in a wealth of information in a stimulating and focused manner that will aid you in honing your skills. This book has truly something for everyone-even a chapter with author interviews conducted by Lea Schizas that are quite fascinating to read!"
What you will gain from this book:
The Muse On Writing is divided into two segments and several chapters, each with its own unique flavoring to inspire you. The first segment contains chapters that will help you hone your manuscript. The second segment contains various chapters with specific genres and information to guide you in your writing career.
As in any undertaking of consequences, a plan of action is needed. These chapters will guide you in various aspects of writing to stimulate your dormant muse and to awe your brain cells in areas of writing you may never have known to incorporate into your writing.
An idea penned to paper is just the beginning, a Genesis to a bigger story to follow. But in order for thoughts, plots, characters and settings to take shape, a writer needs to know some basics. We, The Muse On Writing writers, will unravel some writing aspects in a way not presented in other writing books.
This is what the MuseItUp Club members will deliver to you, the writer. And what Chapter One is all about.
~ CHAPTER ONE~
In The Beginning?A Blank Sheet
by Lea Schizas?2006
Everywhere you go, packages of lined paper are sold. These are the toys writers buy. In these modern times, computer papers in various weights have come to the forefront equally important as the stature of paper. So regardless if you use writing paper, computer paper, or a tape recorder, without a storyline, these ?toys? are useless.
As with all stories, we need to start from the beginning. For a compelling pull to your story, the following should be included in the story structure:
1-the overall hook
2-a few scattered complications/obstacles
4-the final resolution
In The Muse On Writing, you will find various chapters to help you hone, perfect, and master your craft using all four points above. The Muse writers will guide you in areas such as:
*Setting and moving your plot forward
*Your writing voice
*Hearing and improving your character’s dialogue
*Using outside elements (other cultures, myths, and worlds) to enhance your story
*Using psychological profiles to build around your character
*How the Gaming Industry can help a writer
*The art and descriptive details to form Poetry
*A personal and informative account on Self-Publication and writing Flash Fiction.
*That almighty ’sweat? road of Promotion and Marketing
*The art of Non-fiction writing and areas of submissions.
However, all of the above cannot be utilized unless a writer has something to write about. This is where Chapter one, In the Beginning, comes to your aid.
Let’s Begin Our Thinking Process
There is no book without a story idea. A story needs a plot, or a hook to captivate your target audience. But more than that, it needs to pass the acceptance test of a publishing house. A writer needs to sit down and contemplate more than an idea for a story. There are several aspects to a book that need tending:.
*Who will be your protagonist and antagonist
*What will be their storyline and plot
*Where will the setting be placed
*What genre will it be written in
What I?ll do throughout this chapter is offer ideas on each point above to start you writing.
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