25 Plot Twist Prompts for Writers

10 05 2021
Writers Digest
WD Monday Motivation
25 Plot Twist Prompts for WritersWriting is a tricky craft. Sometimes getting a story started is the hardest part. Other times, it’s figuring out the grand finale. And then, there are all the twists and turns between the beginning and the end. That’s where this post aims to help.(25 ways to start a story.)After all, that’s where a majority of the writing and the reading is done. But most fun stories don’t follow a simple Point A to Point B path even if the plot is as simple as a fellowship of characters delivering a ring from one place to another. In fact, most stories worth reading take more than a few side paths and alleyways on their way to the end.So I’ve collected 25 plot twist ideas and prompts to help writers spark new directions in their stories when they’re feeling stuck. Read the full article…




WHAT THE PENGUIN-RANDOM HOUSE MERGER MEANS TO YOU, THE AVERAGE READER

10 07 2013

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/07/what-penguin-random-house-merger-means-you-plain-english/67015/





BOOK PUBLISHING, AUTHORS, INDEPENDENT, WRITERS ASSOCIATIONS

30 07 2012

Independent Book Publishers Assoc. – http://www.ibpa-online.org

Bay Area Independent Publishers Assoc. – http://www.baipa.org

Book Publishers Northwest – http://www.bpnw.org

Midwest Independent Publishers Assoc. – http://www.mipa.org

Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable – http://www.publishersroundtable.org

New Mexico Book Assoc. –  bpnwnews@aol.com

Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc. – http://www.cipabooks.com

Connecticut Authors & Publishers Assoc. – http://www.aboutcapa.com

Florida Publishers Assoc., Inc. – http://www.FloridaPublishersAssociation.com

Great Lakes Independent Publishers Assoc. – glipa@tm.net

Northern California Publishers & Authors – http://www.norcalpa.org

Northwest Assoc. of Book Publishers – http://www.nabponline.org/

Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario – http://www.ontariobooks.ca

Publishers & Writers of San Diego – http://www.PublishersWriters.org

Hawaii Book Publishers Assoc. – http://www.hawaiibooks.org

Independent Publishers of New England – http://www.ipne.org

Michigan Black Independent Publishers Assoc. – info@tanyabates.com

Midatlantic Book Publishers Assoc. – http://www.midatlanticbookpublishers.com

Publishers Assoc. of Los Angeles – http://www.pa-la.org

Publishers Assoc. of the West – PubWest.org

Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network – http://www.spawn.org

St. Louis Publishers Assoc. – http://www.stlouispublishers.org

Upper Penninsula Publishers & Authors Assoc. – http://www.uppaa.org





Reasons to write a book

9 08 2010

There are many rea­sons to write a book.

Some are enhanced cred­i­bil­ity, to leave a legacy, to help other peo­ple, to make money, and a few more.

The book will bring you more cred­i­bil­ity than any­thing else you can do. You can invest your time in writ­ing a screen­play, pub­lish­ing a line of greet­ing cards, or teach­ing a Work­shop. All are viable con­tri­bu­tions to soci­ety but none will give you the cred­i­bil­ity of being a pub­lished author.

Peo­ple think if you wrote a book you know some­thing. And you prob­a­bly do because in order to write a book you not only use your accu­mu­lated knowl­edge, you read every­thing else that has ever been pub­lished on your sub­ject. You study other books, mag­a­zine arti­cles, web­sites, blogs, inter­view experts, and so on. You take that infor­ma­tion, dis­till it down, focus it to a par­tic­u­lar type of indi­vid­ual reader, and give them the answers they are pay­ing you for.

In effect, you’re giv­ing your­self an advanced degree in your sub­ject. You are giv­ing your­self a PhD. After all, you are doing the research and you are writ­ing the paper.
Dan Poynter/Para-Publishing