From Wattpad sensation to bestselling how-to book, the Paper Hearts series takes aspiring authors from idea to marketed book from a NY Times bestselling author with experience in both self and traditional publishing.
Fight the blank page.
When it comes to writing, there’s no wrong way to get words on paper. But it’s not always easy to make the ink flow. Paper Hearts: Some Writing Advice won’t make writing any simpler, but it may help spark your imagination and get your hands back on the keyboard.
Practical Advice Meets Real Experience
With information that takes you from common mistakes in grammar to detailed charts on story structure, Paper Hearts describes:
-How to Develop Character, Plot, & World
-What Common Advice You Should Ignore
-What Advice Actually Helps
-How to Develop a Novel
-The Basics of Grammar, Style, & Tone
-Four Practical Methods of Charting Story Structure
-How to Get Critiques and Revise Your Novel -How to Deal with Failure
…And much more! BONUS! More than 25 “What to do if…” scenarios to help writers navigate problems in writing from a NY Times Bestselling author who’s written more than 2 million words of fiction.
YA author Revis (A World Without You) offers sensible and useful advice for writers in this empathetic and empowering manual. After providing a brief rundown of her own writing career, Revis gives aspiring writers the advice she wishes she’d had when starting out. Among the lessons are discussions of showing rather than telling; building characters, plots, and worlds; developing protagonists and antagonists; crafting emotional arcs and structure; receiving critiques; dealing with writer’s block; and finding an agent. Revis also takes on the eternal debate about whether to plot everything in advance or fly by the seat of one’s pants. Like every writing teacher, Revis has her writing pet peeves—prologues being a star example—but she is absolutely correct when she opines that every rule in writing can be successfully broken by a skilled, experienced author. Her frank advice on what has worked and not worked for her will prove comforting to writers prone to second-guessing themselves and their talents, and her practical “what to do if” appendices will help many to solve writing challenges. Revis’s book should find its way to the keeper shelf of both aspiring and accomplished writers. (BookLife)