Self help books and how to books can make your day. Step up to writing… better writing.
My first eBook relating to book writing format and solving problems when polishing our prose is finally here!
The articles in this book are creative writing prompts in and of themselves. You’ll be producing descriptive writing before you know it.
All types of help can be found in this Volume I. And now Volume II has been published. Just look at the information to be had in the complete Table of Contents below.
Write It Right - Tips for Authors, Volume I was nominated for inclusion in Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards competition.
Now you can read many, many of my articles on writing in this self help book, first in eBook format and soon in paperback. A few of the articles on this site are included in the book. Yet, most of the articles are new.
This is the entire...
Table of Contents
The First Time Writer
Section 2: Things to Know to Help You Write
Plot or Character Driven
Section 3: Getting it Written
Starting your Story
Section 4: Edit and Edit Again… and Again
Get Away from Your Story
Section 5: Soliciting Agents, Editors or Publishers
Section 6: The Business of Promotion
Section 7: Some Final Thoughts
A Second Volume
You can now access the entire Table of Contents for Volume II of these self help books. Don't miss it!
This Volume I is the first volume in my upcoming list of how to books and self help books and contains mostly information about problem areas of composition that we discover as we produce our prose; little glitches that make us wonder if we’re saying things the right way, using descriptive writing or getting our point across. They slow us down till we can learn the best ways to write. Once we know how to handle these little problem areas, writing is smoother and quicker.
Also included in this self help book are a few articles about preparing submissions and publishing. However, the second volume, while having more of these informative articles about writing, will focus on preparing for publishing, advertising and promotion and other information that it takes to make your writing a success in the marketplace.
Watch the video trailer for Write it Right - Tips for Authors in my Video Theater.
Self help books and how-to books garner some great reviews. Review writing is taught on this site our pages The Tropics Book Reviews, The Ka Reviews, River Bones Reviews, and Down to the Needle Reviews.
A partial statement taken from another author's review:
"This book is a treasure chest full of gold nuggets. It exceeded my expectations...."
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The two spectacular pre-publication reviews received were:
“Mary Deal’s articles first appeared in Mississippi Crow in 2006. Reader response was so good, that we invited Mary to send us more. Soon she was being featured in every issue. It wasn’t a quantum leap for us at that point, to bring Mary on board as an associate editor. Her articles are especially good for writers looking to learn more about storyline and character development, and even solving grammar and composition problems.
"Mary’s matter-of-fact style, seasoned with an occasional pinch of humor, gets to the meat of the subject without wasting the reader’s time--and in today’s busy world, this is a big plus.”
~ Nadia Giordana is the founding editor of Mississippi Crow, a literary and arts magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and up and coming writers, poets and artists. She is the author of the award-winning book, Thinking Skinny from Cloud 9 Publishing, and she hosts the BlogTalkRadio program, Interviews with Extraordinary Women. Links to each of these can be found at Nadia’s blog, http://www.nadiagiordana.com.
If your self help books and how to books can help others, they stand a chance of receiving some great reviews. Here's another:
"Mary Knows her Stuff"
“Mary Deal has been a regular contributor to my website, www.mikeangley.com, for a very long time. Her writing articles have been a weekly feature on my blog, and my readers have warmly embraced them for their insightful tips about the craft. Between Mary’s articles and my weekly author guest-bloggers, people keep coming back for more. Her tips are a wonderful addition to my thriller genre focused website, but her advice and counsel are applicable across the spectrum of writing…all genres and sub-genres.
“Mary knows her stuff, and I personally have learned so much from her. (Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?) When she told me she was compiling her articles for a book, I knew she had a winning idea. While her advice for authors appears in scattered posts on my blog, having them all available in one place – this book – makes for a wonderful reference resource.
“What I enjoy the most about Mary’s articles is how straightforward she is in presenting information. She doesn’t mince words (a tip in and of itself), rather, she delivers short-cropped, to-the-point guidance. And very often she does it with a great sense of humor! There’s something for everyone: cliché avoidance, point of view adherence, repetition, rejection… you name it. Each article is easy to read, register, remember and render into practice. Enjoy this book. Learn from it. Apply the lessons herein. Mary will make you a better writer, and put a smile on your face along the way.”
~ Mike Angley, Special Agent (USAF, ret), Colonel (USAF, ret). Award-winning Author of the Child Finder Trilogy, http://www.mikeangley.com.
Finally, Volume II is published and on this site. You will want it as a companion to this Volume I. Together, they provide tips for authors of both short and book-length prose.
Let these articles be creative writing prompts. Let them guide you in proper book writing format. Step up to writing… great writing. How to books and self help books are invaluable references for descriptive writing when you need it.
This incredibly inexpensive eBook is available for nearly every type of eReader on the market today.
Read the first 40% of the book here: