Lesson 3: Ten Commandments of Finding WorkLesson 3Lesson 3: Ten Commandments of Finding Work by Writers-Essentials
Welcome to Lesson 3, the Ten Commandments on finding writing work. These are essentially ten things that will help you progress in your writing career. If any has any questions please Note me or express your questions/concerns in the comment section below. I hope this information helps you guys. Thanks so much!
10 COMMANDMENTS FOR FINDING WORK
a. Seek out contacts, preferably the power brokers – hear or higher level editors, and make them “allies”
b. Don’t expect editors to come to you.
d. If you don’t cultivate contacts, other writers will.
2. DEADLINE PRESSURE:
a. Get assigned to something with a due date or create an artificial one.
b. It’s good practice to see how well you fu
LESSON 1: BACKSTORYLESSON 1LESSON 1: BACKSTORY by Writers-Essentials
Here are some simple notes on Backstory to get the Group started. If anyone has any questions or needs me to explain things in deeper detail, please just express your questions or concerns in the comment section below. Thanks and enjoy these notes on backstory.
Notes on Backstory
Show enough backstory to allow the reader to learn and make assumptions about what remains behind the curtain of time, yet continues to influence the characters world view, attitudes, decisions, and actions.
Your characters' actions need to have psychological validity and a visible connection to some behavioral explanation with roots in the past. Backstory is how you make that happen.
Putting too much backstory early in the book to divulge information about your characters can bore your readers and destroy a
Lesson 2: PlatformingLESSON 2Lesson 2: Platforming by Writers-Essentials
Welcome to Lesson 2 on Platforming, and not the game platforming unfortunately. Platforming is essentially Social Networking that writers need in order to broaden their chances of being noticed and published. It's gotten easier because of the advances in technology to publish your own work for a few used pennies. But true success comes not with money, but your platform. The more people that know about you and your work the better and hopefully these tips will help you out.
If anyone has any questions or needs me to explain something in deeper detail, please just express your questions and concerns in the comment section below. Thanks and enjoy these tips on Platforming!
Ways to Build your Platform
Clarify the kinds of writers you want to connect with.
Ask questions! The more you know the better!
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