So You Want To Be A Writer

So, You Want to be a Writer?

So, you want to be a writer? You’ve come to the right place!

Ian Carroll is an author of both fiction and non-fiction. Having written books that were published, self-published, and some of which never even left his desk drawer, Ian has fully experienced the writer’s journey, and he now wishes to share it with new writers. Indeed, one of his books was a 2019 Daily Mail book of the week.

Aside from books, he has also written plays – both originals and adaptations – that have been performed at some of the biggest theatres in the UK, as well as writing screenplays for the big screen. Join Ian as he details his 30-year writing career and the lessons he has learned along the way.

This book contains advice and encouragement, helpful tips and commentary, about what it is to be – and to want to be – a writer.

So, You Want to be a Writer covers a wide range of topics and discusses different genres, formats for writing, how to overcome obstacles, and explores the many avenues that will hopefully lead you to success. Short, succinct chapters cover areas such as: How to get a Publisher; Copyright; Self-Publishing; Adapting Books; Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction; Agents; and much more.

We are not writers unless we sit down and write, and this book offers all the support you need.

So you want to be a writer? Let’s do it!

Table of Contents

THE WRITING GAME

MONEY VERSUS ART

TO BE A WRITER

THE OPTIONS

MY CREDENTIALS

STARTING OUT

FEEDBACK

WRITING COURSES

WRITING QUALIFICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

THE STORYTELLER’S CRAFT

JOSEPH CAMPBELL

HOW TO WRITE A PLAY

THE PLAYWRIGHT AS PRODUCER

HOW TO ADAPT A PLAY

FROM WHERE COMES INSPIRATION?

GET YOURSELF ON A SHELF

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK

HOW TO WRITE FICTION

HOW TO WRITE NON-FICTION

HOW TO WRITE A MEMOIR

HOW TO WRITE A BIOGRAPHY

HOW TO WRITE A MANUAL

HOW TO WRITE IN ‘FREE-FLOW’

HOW TO BE A GHOST-WRITER

EACH FORMAT IS A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE

SCREENWRITING. PART ONE

SCREENWRITING. PART TWO

SCREENWRITING. PART THREE

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FILM AND TV WRITING

HOW TO ADAPT A BOOK

OTHER AVENUES

WRITING FOR TELEVISION

THE WRITING DAY

WRITING IS A LONELY BUSINESS

DAYDREAMING. THE BEST PART

HOW TO GET AN AGENT

HOW TO GET A PUBLISHER

SELF-PUBLISHING

LEARN TO TYPE

THE WRITER’S GUILD. YOUR UNION

COPYRIGHT. PROTECT YOURSELF

TWENTY YEARS TO BECOME AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

SO YOU WANT TO RETIRE EARLY?

MARKETING YOURSELF AND YOUR WORK

Writing a Book – The Writing Day

How to get a publisher

 


Author: Ian Carroll

Published April 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-1-910773-71-0 | Paperback and eBook formats | £9.99

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Ian Carroll is also the author of

Israel and Palestine Book


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