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It is the primary task of an agency to help you selling your work to a conventional publishing house and then negotiating the agreement and managing your relation to the publishing house. It was the beginning of my career as a writer and I worked through three different agencies. When my last publication was released, I received e-mails from overseas publishing houses and agencies asking about overseas copyrights on my work.
Self-employed shaper for formatters of e-books and printed books. Self-employed illustrator for books and other needs. I received an e-mail a few days ago that caught my eye. This email was sent by Geoff Dresser, a native of Canada who began writing just two years ago. An on-line quest for "how to compose a novel" and he came across the very much loved Snowflake Method articles here on my website.
Geographer was reading the story, buying my snowflake method and working through the footsteps. He quickly drafted his first novel, made some adaptations and entered it in the yearly writing competition organized by The Word Guild, the leading writing organisation for cancer authors who are Christians.
He was nominated for Best New Canadaadian Script, the award for non-published works, both fiction and non-fiction. So I asked Geoff if we could do an interrogation on this diary. So, we' re here, Joey, we' re here: Let's discuss your writing processes.
Recently, when you e-mailed me, you said you Googleed the sentence "How to type a novel" and came to my website and bought my eBook How to World a Novel Using the Snowflake Method. Which was your real writing procedure? As musican and song writer, I understand the importance of shape and texture in music.
So, when I came across the snow flake technique, I knew it would give my textbook a solid basis. I' d already outlined the basics and the protagonists, but I've worked on the 10 paces of the snowflakes-technique. And then I began to write. My scenelist was so important here.
And I always knew I would write the next one, so I would think about it all afternoon while I was riding or washing the washing up. So, when I came to write, the words started to flow very quickly. To write the first design was intoxicating. I started the first design in 2016, mostly in the early hours of the mornings.
And I found a rythm that worked for me, especially in the evening. That difficult part of writing is always re-writing. Oh, the new version! I had so much trouble reading about the feared new version that I expected it to be a great torture. However, when I was reading my first design, there weren't many big bugs.
It became clear to me that I had to make my main character more proactive (a common theme for first-time authors), but there were no big problems in the structure of the plot - thanks to all the work I had done and the snap. The first hunch I had that the script might be good when he said that his idea was to start reading and editing it as he walked, but that after a few sections he gave up this idea and quickly reading it because he just needed to know what would come next!
I would advise my younger self to look for a critics group or a few other authors who would help me. Geolff: A young man is hoping to find fulfilment as musical secretary, but meets the megalomaniac director of a failed school. Joan: The work was recently nominated for The Word Guild's Best New Canada Script competition - Canada's Union of Christians Authors andlishers.
The winning work will be released by the competition sponsors, Castle Quay as well. I did this about one and a half weeks ago, but I didn't post it here on the blogs because the award ceremony was planned for June 15, 2018, and we wanted to publish the results here.
and I congratulate Geoff and Kevin. I wish them every happiness in writing. It'?s writing that's a lot of work. Geoff expressed his gratitude in his first email to me for the help he received from the snowflake method in writing his work.
I don't think the snowflake method makes humans more imaginative - it just channelizes their creativeness so they know what they need to be next with. Did you lose your enjoyment of writing? Do you wish that writing fiction was again a lot of pleasure? It was Willian who published this issue on my Ask A Questions For My Blog page:
I' ve written my whole lifelong since I was little and I' ve learnt to do it. In the last two years I've just begun to toss the book later, I've thought about 100 different tales I'd like to tell just to not like them later.
At the moment I can't really sense the pleasure of writing that I felt years ago. It is my guess that different authors are writing for different purposes, and so the pleasure of writing is different for different authors. I can tell you what I do when I enjoy writing.
If I feel that writing is no longer enjoyable, I look for a novel and reread it. Someone that' s funny. That'?s what made me write fiction in the first place. Now, I ask this to my loyal blog readers. If you have forgotten the pleasure of writing, how do you regain it?
When you have a qestion you want me to publicly reply to on this post, go to my page "Ask A Q For My Blog" and ask your qestion. It is noteworthy as a postal script that the audio copy of my latest work, How to Use the Snowflake Method to Scene a Dynamite Scene is available in all the major locations - Audible, Amazon and Apple's iTunes Store.
With all the hype about the new GDPR a few week ago, I've lost my way in my own diary, and so I haven't noticed it here in my diary yet. You will find here a list of all the places where you can buy the books now, be it in e-book, hardcopy or audio-version: the best places to buy them:
It depends on who is managing your email lists. It is impossible for me to be able to access all email services, so I will concentrate on the one I use and that many writers use - MailChimp. Fills a MailChimp email address book that will send an email with every new entry.
So most of my loyal readers get this diary. This is because your mailinglist now contains more information about each member. There has always been at least one email-adress and probably also a name and other information. However, now there is information on what "marketing authorizations" each member has given you.
A number of different "marketing authorizations" exist, but the most important one for you is "e-mail". "Your user now gives you explicit "marketing permission" to sent you an e-mail. Alternatively, they can revoke this "marketing authorisation" at any tim. This is because you have just modified your mailing lists to get more information about the "marketing permissions" that your members have given you.
However, so far none of them has specifically chosen the exact GDPR jargon (with the words "marketing permissions" and all the juridical jargon) that you have just created in your application form. You must therefore email your existing customers before 25 May asking them to validate their "marketing authorizations" in this new format.
Most likely, the most likely cause of their joining your mailing lists was that they wanted an email from you. Now, when you upgrade your preferences on your new registration page, MailChimp has evidence of what "marketing permissions" each user has consented to and when they have consented to it. For the first one I had to study the MailChimp piece very thoroughly to make sure I understand everything.
OpenMailChimp proposes to send a follow-up email later to alert your users to refresh their preferences. This could be my last GDPR blogs posting - I'm still wondering if there's anything to say. Link the tens of thousands or so of authors reading my FREE Month E-zine: Every edition of my e-zine usually has 3 fleshy items - overlapping craftsmanship, organisation and Marketing for invention authors.
I' m also sending you a FREE 5-day email quiz about How do I release your novel that demystifies the strange, beautiful realm of conventional editing by email to you when I release it here?