Paraphrasing Strategies

Author: Henry Chuong

Category: Writing and Reading

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One of the most common questions my students ask me is “how can I copy something from a text or paragraph I read that sounds quite good without plagiarism? I’m always tempted to take direct someone else's words from the books I’m reading and put them into my writing, but then I found what I am doing is not allowed; it’s called plagiarism. Can you help me solve this problem?”

Well, one thing that can really help you to copy someone else's ideas or messages without plagiarism is learning how to PARAPHRASING.

It’s Alive

Author: Michael Bailey

Category: Writing and Reading

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Bram Stoker Award-winner for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction!

Nightmares come to life in this comprehensive how-to guide for new and established authors…

Book two in Crystal Lake Publishing’s The Dream Weaver series picks up where the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Where Nightmares Come From left off.

It’s Alive focuses on learning the craft in order to take your story from concept to completion.

With an introduction by Richard Chizmar and cover art by Luke Spooner. Featuring interior artwork from horror master Clive Barker!

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Richard Chizmar
Confessions of a Professional Day Dreamer by Jonathan Maberry
What is Writing and Why Write Horror by John Skipp
Tribal Layers by Gene O’Neill
Bake That Cake: One Writer’s Method by Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale
Ah-Ha: Beginning to End with Chuck Palahniuk and Michael Bailey (Discussing the Spark of Creativity)
They Grow in the Shadows: Exploring the Roots of a Horror Story by Todd Keisling
Sell Your Script, Keep Your Soul and Beware of Sheep in Wolves' Clothing by Paul Moore
The Cult of Constraint (or To Outline or Not) by Yvonne Navarro
Zombies, Ghosts and Vampires?Oh My! by Kelli Owen
The Many Faces of Horror: Craft Techniques by Richard Thomas
Giving Meaning to the Macabre by Rachel Autumn Deering
The Horror Writer’s Ultimate Toolbox by Tim Waggoner
Sarah Pinborough Interview by Marie O’Regan
Conveying Character by F. Paul Wilson
Sympathetic Characters Taste Better: Creating Empathy in Horror Fiction by Brian Kirk
Virtue & Villainy: The Importance of Character by Kealan Patrick Burke
How to write Descriptions in a story by Mercedes Yardley
“Don’t Look Now, There’s a Head in That Box!” She Ejaculated Loudly (or Creating Effective Dialogue in Horror Fiction) by Elizabeth Massie
Point of View by Lisa Mannetti
What Came First the Monster or the Plot? In Conversation with Stephen Graham Jones by Vince A. Liaguno
Building Suspense by David Wellington
Conveying Horror by Ramsey Campbell
Unveiling Theme Through Plot: An Analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark” by Stephanie M. Wytovich
Interview with Clive Barker by Tim Chizmar
World Building (Building a terrifying world) by Kevin J. Anderson
Speak Up: The Writer’s Voice by Robert Ford
Writing for a Better World by Christopher Golden
Shaping the Ideas: Getting Things from Your Head to the Paper or on Screen. Interview with Steve Niles, Mick Garris, Heather Graham, Mark Savage, and Maria Alexander by Del Howison
On Research by Bev Vincent
Editing Through Fear: Cutting and Stitching Stories by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
Leaping into the Abyss by Greg Chapman
Edit Your Anthology in Your Basement for Fun and Profit! . . . or Not by Tom Monteleone
When It’s Their World: Writing for the Themed Anthology by Lisa Morton
Roundtable Interview by John Palisano
The Tale of the Perfect Submissions by Jess Landry
Turning the Next Page: Getting Started with the Business of Writing by James Chambers

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Where Nightmares Come From

Author: Multiple Authors

Category: Writing and Reading

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Book one in Crystal Lake Publishing’s The Dream Weaver series...
Where Nightmares Come From focuses on the art of storytelling in the Horror genre, taking an idea from conception to reality—whether you prefer short stories, novels, films, or comics.

Featuring in-depth articles and interviews by Joe R. Lansdale (Hap & Leonard series), Clive Barker (Books of Blood), John Connolly (Charlie Parker series), Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King (IT), Christopher Golden (Ararat), Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas), Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series), Kevin J. Anderson (Tales of Dune), Craig Engler (Z Nation), and many more.

The 20-Minute Blogger

Author: Kathy Widenhouse

Category: Writing and Reading

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Do you have 20 minutes? Then you can build your blog.

The 20-Minute Blogger is for time-starved writers. This book gives you practical steps to follow so you can add posts consistently to your blog and build your site content in just 20 minutes a day.

Each chapter contains short “Take 20” exercises that take twenty minutes or less to complete. Use this book, complete the exercises, and you will …

Create a pool of your own ideas for blog posts
Master a simple blueprint to use to write winning blog posts
Use short segments of time to write new blog posts

By the end of the book, you’ll have the draft for a new blog post that you can complete and publish on your blog.

And you will do it just 20 minutes at a time.

Lieutenant Henry Gallant: Screenplay

Author: H. Peter Alesso

Category: Writing and Reading

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(An example science fiction screenplay: Star Wars meets Forbidden Planet)

Can a Natural survive in the 22nd Century genetically engineered space navy?

In Lieutenant Henry Gallant, one man pits the naked mind against the perspicacity of machine intelligence.

The Screenwriter’s Troubleshooter

Author: Emmanuel Oberg

Category: Writing and Reading

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In The Screenwriter’s Troubleshooter, screenwriter and screenwriting expert Oberg offers a unique and indispensable survival kit for Film and TV creatives
Are you a new writer, eager to figure out why some of your manuscripts are getting rejected or why you’re having trouble attracting an agent? Do you wish you could quickly and efficiently diagnose what’s not working in your projects, improve all aspects of your writing and advance your career to the next stage?

Are you an experienced writer dealing with development notes on a regular basis, sometimes unsure how to translate them into actionable steps? Would you embrace advice that could lead you past the symptom or suggestion straight to the core of the problem and to finally cracking that rewrite?in time to meet your looming deadline?

Or maybe you’re a producer, director or story editor working with writers. Do you ever struggle to articulate in a precise yet non-prescriptive way what you intuitively know isn’t working in a script? Would you welcome a development resource designed to increase your chances of receiving a new draft that’s not only different but better?

Emmanuel Oberg, author of the international bestseller on script development Screenwriting Unchained, delivers all this and more with the eagerly anticipated second volume in the Story-Type Method series, The Screenwriter’s Troubleshooter.

Building on his groundbreaking approach, Oberg identifies forty of the most common screenwriting problems and helps anyone involved in the script development process to resolve them. He explains in a clear, conversational style the possible causes leading to each problem and offers no-nonsense, actionable advice towards an organic, effective and creative solution.

So if you’d like to know what to do when no one cares about your protagonist, or how to address a weak set-up, avoid the dreaded sagging midpoint, tackle an unsatisfying ending and solve dozens of other common screenwriting problems, look no further!