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Writer's Fun Zone by Beth Barany
Recently I shared with you some cool highlights from Jennifer Lee’s wildly popular 5th (and most likely final) Right-Brainers in Business Video Summit. Well, here’s a video recap of Week 2! It’s sure to get...
“What’s going on?” Nathan sat up, stretched. “What’s all the noise?” Hertzog snorted. “Your old lady’s out there and she’s pissed.” He smirked at his own funny, then turned to saunter out, whistling all the way back outside to the truck bay.
According to story consultant Michael Hauge, your job as a storyteller is to create images. Your readers, viewers, or listeners want to picture who is doing what. To succeed at that, all the elements of your story need to be clear and vivid. However, some writers have trouble developing unique characters that jump off the page.
The future is so, well, depressing in Future Girls, what inspired you to create such a repressed future?
Welcome to the Ins & Outs of Cover Design, our last quarterly issue of the Author Entrepreneurship Magazine. We’re here to help authors, especially novelists, to have successful and sustainable careers. Founded by Beth Barany, award-winning...
Over the years we’ve come across a lot of resources, and have collected a lot of tips and tricks on how to create a killer blog title, or headline. (Why do they always use the word ‘killer’? Isn’t there a word that’s equally impactful that doesn’t imply death and destruction?! It’s probably one of those “trigger words” I’ve come across. But that’s a topic for another blog post. End rant.)
I am creating a school of fiction, my very own online school! It is called the Barany School of Fiction. I could not do this without the awesome support of Fedora, an online platform...
We pull our characters from a myriad of situations. Sometimes we stitch them together like Frankenstein’s monster – a little from one person, something else from another until a character emerges. Other times we combine two or three people we know really well, into one.
As a book publicist I am here to inform you that yes, they absolutely do matter! In fact, one of my clients won the prestigious Los Angeles Book Festival award. That then led to a flurry of media interest, which subsequently led to a major New York agent deciding to represent the book and pitch it to all the major publishing houses. This author, needless to say, was happy he decided to enter.
What is a Facebook Party: A Facebook party is organized as an event via your Facebook page. By creating an event via your Facebook page, you have a specific place to invite your friends and fans to, and to share, and to ask others to share.
Who doesn’t have trouble with dialogue, at least some of the time? It seems like some writers are just born with an ear while the rest of us work hard to develop ours. It used to be that we could go to coffee shops and listen to/make notes about the conversations going on around us, but coffee shops have become the new study hall, and conversations happen via text.
I wrote last time about the evolving process of creating my first two graphic novels, and how I plan to break this next one down even more into manageable bites that don’t feel so overwhelming. Now I’m considering breaking the story into three parts: a triptych as it were.
Walter Isaacson uses it. NY Times journalist David Carr uses it. Author Emily Gould, Journalist Ben Smith, and Entrepreneur Elon Musk use it too. What is it?