Entries in how to write fiction (3)


How to Write a Book in Seven Days (711 Press Style)

Jaime Vendera has just released a new blog that covers his method for lightning fast book writing, which can be viewed at http://jaimevendera.com/write-book-fiction-non-fiction-seven-days/


711 Press Formula For Writing Success Now Released to the Public

It is official! After four years of development, 711 Press producers, Daniel Middleton and Jaime Vendera have decided to release their books on the formulas for writing success. The first and last non-fiction books published through 711 Press, The 7 Points of Write and 11 Simple Steps will each focus on the issues that matter most to writers. We lay out the "how-to's" of the art of writing as well as the guidelines for getting your book published, and the best ways to promote your book once it is released.

The 7 Points of Write is an unorthodox approach to fiction writing that will turn you into a creative writing machine in no time using the 711 Press approach to crafting compelling stories full of intrigue, adventure, heart-felt emotion, and captivating dialogue. In 11 Simple Steps you'll learn the ins and outs to taking your finished product from your laptop to the bookshelves in record time, learning concepts for writing, designing, self-publishing, and marketing your very own book.

Combining the knowledge within the pages of both books will guide you from your initial thought to full-fledged author, making the process virtually painless. When you've decided that you're serious about becoming a bonafide author, The 7 Points of Write and 11 Simple Steps will put you one step closer to making it a reality! The rest is up to you. . . .


Writing Your Novel at the Speed of Thought

James and I feed off each other so much when we plot stories that we can't even call each other on the phone without some means of audio capture to record the call, because it's constant story, story, story with us. We mainly use Skype since we live on different continents and I use a program to record our audio. However, I HATE transcription. When I'm on my own and an idea comes to me, I use a Dragon Naturally Speaking app for my cellphone. Of course, some of the words it translates are spelled in some weird language that only Caesar Guevara could decipher, but overall, cleaning up typos is far easier than trancribing two hours of Skype conversations.

So, I thought I'd throw my two cents out there for all you writers. Try the Dragon app to save transcription time. It's like writing at the speed of thought (stole that line from Phoenix Earth... sorry Ronald and Melvyn ;) You're both still my mates.