You’ve Decided to be a Writer, Now What? is your blueprint to your new life as a writer. I’ll take you through the basics of writing a story and the technical stuff. We’ll learn the nuts and bolts of the writer’s life and familiarize you with the business end of writing. The Basics section covers story structure, point of view, parts of speech, writing dialog, speech tags, punctuation, capitalization, spacing, characters and genre. The Writer’s Life section covers your writing space, finding your rhythm, making time to write, your writing plan, ready for your rough draft, your draft is done, now what, critique, writing, and goal setting groups, national and local writing associations and organizations. The Business End section covers submitting short stories for publication, cover letters, platform building, e-mail, websites, blogging, facebook, tips for reducing your writing expenses and terms you should know. Congratulations on taking your first step to becoming a writer. It’s a fun and exciting journey you’re embarking on. You’ll have ups and downs but what a fun ride you’ll have.
Laura is the author of several books on writing, as well as multiple short stories and the Amazing but True series. Originally from Southern California, Laura has lived most of her life on the West Coast. Her love for imagination and make believe has fueled her passion for writing. Laura loves having fun while learning, which she incorporates into her writing.
Laura enjoys writing about writing. She loves sharing her knowledge and love of writing and story telling with others. She is the Founder and Editor of The Starving Writer, an on-line writer’s resource. (www.thestarvingwriter.com)
Laura is now teaching e-courses, which she is very excited about. This gives her a way to directly affect peoples lives through interactive course work.
Laura currently lives in Milwaukie, OR with her husband, two boys, two cats and a dog.read more
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