Get It Write! offers 50 tips to help writers achieve their writing success. It provides ideas and suggestions for researching and writing features stories and articles, fiction and non-fiction books, journals and memoirs, and writing for children and young adult.
The book helps writers understand the importance of knowing their strengths, the expectations of their readers, how to get organized, and ways to overcome writer's block. It gives ideas on how to get going with a writing project which can sometimes be surprisingly challenging. It helps writers organize their research and understand how to conduct meaningful interviews whether they are for feature articles, non-fiction books or as material for a fiction story. It helps writers understand the impact and role of anecdotes in non-fiction writing.
Fiction has its special challenges with a beginning, a muddle, and an ending. The book helps writers develop their plot through their characters and the need to have a full personality profile of each character's strengths and weaknesses. Those characters start out on a quest, struggle through the muddle in the middle, and emerge unscathed but all the more emotionally richer at the end, taking the reader with them on roller-coaster ride. The tips in the book help writers define what is at stake, and addresses pacing, setting, the use of dialogue, and the importance of narrative.
The book defines the difference between a memoir and an autobiography and addresses the legal issues when including real people. In writing for children, the book looks at theme, structure, plot, characters, and the special needs of writing dialogue for young readers.
The book stresses the importance of planning for promotion and marketing even before the book is written and helps writers develop strategies for both. With the rapid growth in ebooks and print on demand books, there has never been a better time to get published. But with that comes the essential need to understand marketing planning and strategy.
Everyone has a story to tell. The ancient desire to reach out and share a tale of wonder or fantasy is embedded in the fabric of the human condition. Every story is a unique expression, a tale told in a moment of time. Each story uniquely defines who we are, how we see ourselves, and how we relate to our world. Get It Write! helps writers with tips, ideas and encouragement to share their stories with the world.