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The Writer's Compass : From Story Map to Finished Draft in 7 Stages.

Author: Nancy Ellen Dodd
Publisher: Cincinnati : F+W Media, 2011.
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MAP OUT YOUR IDEA AND FINISH YOUR STORY IN 7 STAGES!How do you tell the story you want to tell and capture your audience's heart? Regardlessof genre or format, to tell your story effectively you must fi rst sort through all the ideas you've been toying with--organize them, whip them into shape, and turn theminto great writing. The Writer's Compass is here to show you the way. This guide to better writing teaches  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dodd, Nancy Ellen.
Writer's Compass : From Story Map to Finished Draft in 7 Stages.
Cincinnati : F+W Media, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Ellen Dodd
ISBN: 9781599631998 1599631997 9781599631981 1599631989
OCLC Number: 767499627
Description: 1 online resource (226 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; About the Author; Contents; Introduction: ABOUT THE WRITER'S COMPASS; PART I: The Beginning: BUILDING A WRITING LIFE; chapter 1: SIMPLIFYING THE WRITING PROCESS; chapter 2: BECOMING A WRITER; PART II: The Middle: THE STORY MAP AND THE 7-STAGE PROCESS; chapter 3: CREATING THE STORY MAP; chapter 4: STAGE 1--DEVELOPING IDEAS; chapter 5: STAGE 2--BUILDING A STRONG STRUCTURE; chapter 6: STAGE 3--CREATING VIBRANT CHARACTERS; chapter 7: STAGE 4--STRUCTURING SCENES, SEQUENCES, AND TRANSITIONS; chapter 8: STAGE 5--INCREASING TENSION AND ADJUSTING PACING. Chapter 9: STAGE 6--ENRICHING LANGUAGE AND DIALOGUEchapter 10: STAGE 7--EDITING THE HARD COPY, SUBMITTING; PART III: The End: LIVING A WRITER'S LIFE; chapter 11: MAPPING YOUR LIFE AS A WRITER; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

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MAP OUT YOUR IDEA AND FINISH YOUR STORY IN 7 STAGES!How do you tell the story you want to tell and capture your audience's heart? Regardlessof genre or format, to tell your story effectively you must fi rst sort through all the ideas you've been toying with--organize them, whip them into shape, and turn theminto great writing. The Writer's Compass is here to show you the way. This guide to better writing teaches youto visualize your story's progress by creating a story map that helps you see all the different components of your story, where these components are going, and, perhaps most important.

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