How to write erotic novel containing short stories.
I am writing an erotic novel length story (for a website, not necessarily to be published in book form). In this novel an FBI agent is pursuing a sexual deviant. However this deviant has influenced others in the town into taking up a similar lifestyle. Therefore I imagine having scenes that would not necessarily…
Hmmm. I think your title suggests an answer.Use the main story as the frame.*The sub stories could be in the form of statements given by people in the course of the investigation, admissions of guilt, a letter or a series of letters, suicide notes, etc.This has worked in the classic tale of haunting, “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James, in which the tale itself is a document within the story. You can do this for multiple things.More modern fantastical tales are The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, and Breakfast in the Ruins by Michael Moorcock, in which the overarcing story contains many short stories within.
What are some examples of semi-autobiographical novels and when were they published.
I’m writing a research paper on Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine. It’s a semi-autobiographical novel and I was just wondering if it was one of the first semi-autobiographical novels, and how common semi-autobiographical novels are. Thanks in advance!
I want to say “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte because many, many, many events in the story reflected Bronte’s life. For instance, Jane was a governess, and so was Bronte. Bronte’s mother died when she was young, and so did Jane. Jane went to a horrible boarding school, and so did Bronte. The list goes on and on.This book was published in the 1800s.
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Is there still a Market for Science-Fiction Books.
Is there still a Market for Science-Fiction Stories similar to Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War and Ray Bradbury’s Farenheit 451? I’m currently writing one.
A book like Writer’s Market can probably get you started on an answer.Also, there are a number of books out there that deal specifically with your genre.You can also run over to any major bookstore and get a list of publishers off the shelves (Tor, etc.) and do online research of how many specific titles within the sub-genres they are publishing a year.Good luck with it! Haldeman and Bradbury are wonderful!
I have to write a book for an assignment for school, and one of the requirements is to come up with a fake publishing company name. Ideas.
Coming up with names for the things, the people and the places in your stories can be one of the most enjoyable parts of writing. It’s certainly one of the easiest as well. You have a name, everyone in your family has a name, every one of your classmates, teachers and neighbours has a name, every author that you like has a name, as do each and every one of the characters that appear in that writer’s works… add to that the endless list of actors, artists, athletes, Biblical figures and mythological heroes, explorers, historical figures, musicians, philosophers, scientists, I could go on… Everyone who serves on your local city or town council has a name, everyone who works for your county or state or provincial government, everyone who has ever competed in the Olympic Games or won a Nobel Prize, everyone that has ever fought and died defending your country has a name. It would be completely impossible for you to claim that you don’t know what to do in terms of coming up with something as simple as a name.Ray Bradbury was my favourite writer when I was a boy. The man has over 600 short stories and nearly 30 novels to his credit. Imagine how many names he had to come up with.When I need to think of a name, sometimes I’ll dig through my memory and pick out two of his characters, then I’ll take the first name of one character and tack the last name of the second character onto it to create a new name. I could do the same thing with Rod Serling’s characters, I could combine the first name of an author I admire with that of a favourite footballer. I could look around the room, find two objects, and devise a given name and a last name based solely on the beginning letters for those objects.Don’t you have a hero? A favourite teacher? Someone you looked up to when you were younger?There are telephone directories containing the names and numbers of countless people and companies. You could choose a town on a map and name your fictional company after that.There is no shortage of names, you just need to devote half a second to thinking of one.
HOW DO YOU LYK MY STORIE….(sic).
Throughout our history, there have been many great authors; George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Mary Shelley, Thomas Paine, Homer, Kurt Vonnegut, and the list goes on. There have also been many mediocre ones that were still good enough to get published. The above statements are rather inherent.What isn’t inherent,…
1. Most 15 year olds don’t think they’ll get published in the next week. Most are willing to try writing. I think it’s unfair and judgemental of you to assume that everyone who posts their work here is looking to publish in the near future. And they wouldn’t post their work if they thought they were perect already.2. They just don’t know how to write yet. These are beginners, not people who have been writing since they were four. I used to use purple prose when I started- I thought that was what I was supposed to do. It seemed appropriately descriptive. Anyway, now that I’ve been writing for longer I know better. Same with everyone else.I understand that the postings are annoying. But also try and understand where these people are coming from. They post their work for praise or criticism. Most are looking for the former, but they won’t get anywhere with purple prose and sooner or later, they’ll learn that. But they need time.
If I want to publish a novel, how would I go about doing so.
I’ll be trying to publish a novel in the future and I’d like to know the first step to take towards reaching that goal. Also, what sort of cost would be involved?Thanks!
It costs nothing. They pay you!Here’s a writer’s FAQ explaining the process:http://www.vampwriter.com/FAQ-WRITING.ht…BASIC RULES:The writer gets paid. Never EVER pay to get published.Never EVER pay for an agent or “book doctor.”Some websites make it seem that’s how it’s done, but they are scams.This is called YOG’S LAW:”Money always flows TOWARD the writer!”Obey Yog’s Law and you’ll stay out of trouble with scammers and sharks who want you to pay to get published.Join http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/It is FREE and pro writers lurk there and run the place. You will find lots of help on writing there. You can post your work for feedback, and if you’re polite, you WILL be taken seriously! (They don’t allow flame wars or trolls, the place is for writers wanting to improve their craft!)When your book is ready to go (finished, grammar and spell checked and beta read and polished) you go into a bookstore and look for titles similar to what you’ve written. Inside the front page will be the names and websites of publishers. (You won’t find vanity press or POD or scam books there.)Visit their websites and follow their guidelines to the letter.Most will have a “Submission Guidelines”.If you see “Testimonials” RUN away, they’re a vanity, pay-to-publish scam operation. No real publisher has “testimonials” on their site!STAY AWAY FROM PUBLISHAMERICA. They are the BIGGEST ripoff site of them all.They say they’re free and don’t want your money, but that is a LIE. You end up buying overpriced copies of your own book!They will not put your book into a store–but lie and say that you are supposed to do that. Most PA writers submit their book, and whether it is good or horrible, it’s quickly “accepted,” (they take everything!) and then you never hear from the poor writer again. Your rights are tied up for seven years!Just google “Publish America” + “scam” and find all the writers who got ripped off by them. They are what is called a “print mill.” you don’t want anything to do with them. They ruin lives and careers.Another basic rule–you cannot be in a hurry to get published. It can take years.I know you’ll hate hearing that, but if you wanted to be a rock star you first have to write songs, rehearse them, then start playing at clubs and doing tours, and then maybe people will buy your music. It doesn’t happen in a week. For every hour on stage, that rock star put in 100 hours of rehearsal.The same thing goes for being a writer. Just because you’ve finished a book doesn’t mean it’s ready to sell.Being patient is how you get a publisher to take you seriously.I started writing when I was 11. My early stuff was horrible, and I was impatient to get published and no one took me seriously.But I stayed at it, writing EVERY DAY until I got better and better.Eventually I started selling stories, and then books. I’m still writing and selling books.It took years of hard work, but I don’t want to do anything else!A very famous writer, Ray Bradbury, started writing at your age. Look up his books, I think you’ll like them!Here is something that helped me become a writer. Go to the website, print out a copy, and tape it over your desk. Read it every day. I still do!http://www.joebobbriggs.com/jbamerica/19…Biggest rule of all: ALL GOOD WRITERS ARE GOOD READERS.If you REALLY want to be a writer you have to READ. Ray Bradbury read everything in his town’s whole library.For the rest of this summer, check out and read as many books as you can from your library. Get the ones that interest you and see how those writers handle words. You will learn a LOT from them!Good luck!
Why do so many books out there read like other books.
I’ve read two books of essays now with different topics but the book was the same size…same font…not sure if it was the same publisher…but even edited to “read” like the other book. It was weird because I just felt like it was somehow edited to read in a very similar way. Is there some…
I’m guessing it’s because usually if you’re a writer, you’ve read a lot of books. And chances are you would’ve loved those books, or you would’ve never gone into the profession into the first place.Therefore, it’s hard to keep out influences from things you enjoy 🙂
How do you write a whole book without getting distracted.
I want to write a book simply for the achievement of completing one- I don’t care about being published. The problem is that I get distracted too easily. I’ll come up with an idea, develop characters and plot points, ending, etc. By the time I’ve got one or two dozen pages or maybe a couple of…
There is a point you seem to be missing.Many published and very famous writers write 3, 4, or 5 books simultaneously. Some writers have taken as long as 20 years to complete a manuscript. Stephen King writes multiple novels at the same time. He and Ray Bradbury make a job of their writing by going to work in their respective studios from 11pm to 7am every working night. They work on one manuscript till they hit a creative dry spot then they put it down and go on to another. One might see as many as seven stacks of manuscript laying around. James Michener, at one time, had 20 partially complete novels in the works If they can do it that way so can you.As far as outside distraction being a factor in your writing, it cannot do so unless you let it. Could it be you really don’t want to write for any other purpose than killing time?
Did publishing companies come together to make a manual on how to write school papers, books, poems, & other writings.
If not, why not, and, should they?
One reason why publishing companies would not come together to release a “How To” manual for scholastic papers, literature and poetry is because publishing companies are not in the business of dictating how to write, they are in the business of publishing. A second reason would be that the various companies in existence see one another as competitors, perhaps even rivals in some extreme cases – and independent corporations are not known for banding together to accomplish a goal, especially if the end result would gain them nothing. I doubt any two companies would get past the stage of negotiations to decide which company ought to have the right to brandish its name on the finished product.There is no “How To” when it comes to writing scholastic papers, or when it comes to writing books or poems. Different teachers, professors and instructors set different parameters for their assignments, therefore it would be impossible to outline one go-to set of instructions on how to compose a scholastic paper. There is a world of difference between writing a book report, a book review, an essay or theme and that covers perhaps 10% of scholastic writing, never mind critical analyses, assignments dealing with literary devices and techniques and of course, those calling for samples of original work featuring one’s own feelings, ideas, opinions and thoughts.In the case of original fiction, it would be completely impossible to script an outline for any type of book or style of writing. There are many different genres of fiction and non-fiction and each genre calls for a different set of elements. The stories of H.P. Lovecraft bear no resemblance to those of Roald Dahl while those of O.Henry are nothing like those of Ray Bradbury. No one could ever devise a systematic approach to penning a novel. The work of William S. Burroughs bears as little resemblance to that of Marcel Proust as Goethe’s does to that of Jack Kerouac. There are many different types of poetry as well. Compare Dylan Thomas to Emily Dickinson or William Wordsworth to William Carlos Williams and you will see that there is no formula for sculpting verse.There are “How To” manuals on everything from building birdhouses and baking cakes to driving a car or how to act in social situations, but not everyone who reads those books becomes a master woodworker or a first-class baker, an exemplary driver or the first contact on everybody’s speed dial. While it’s not that we can’t learn valuable skills from books, it’s that we can’t learn valuable skills from reading ONE book. To learn to write well, one would have to put away thousands of books and spend thousands of hours practicing and honing his or her writing skills. It’s not something that can be laid out in 12 easy steps.