Once up on a time, Writer's Edit was but a 'pipe dream', locked in the head of our Sydney-based Founding Editor Helen Scheuerer.
Almost 2 years on - our articles are enjoyed and shared by thousands of writers from all over the world, and our amazing team of contributors continue to provide high-quality, resourceful tips and advice for all those hoping to get their creative work published both online and in print.
This month, we'd like to thank you for all your support thus far by running a giveaway, where everybody wins!
All you need to do is click here to go to the giveaway page, and answer a simple question which you'll probably already know the answer to ; )
Every entrant will win a digital copy of the following:
2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love
Bestselling author Rachel Aaron makes a living off her writing, so who better to listen to? In this special edition for Writer’s Edit, she provides the core method for getting from 2,000 words a day to 10,000.
With particular emphasis on how to plot a novel in 5 easy steps and editing advice for people who hate editing - 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love has something for every writer.
We've also decided to make the giveaway a little more 'tasty', by giving away a few other exciting prizes to a select few lucky entrants. Here's what else is up for grabs...
Scrivener Novel Writing Software
2 lucky entrants will receive a copy of the most popular novel-writing software out there!
Scrivener is a powerful tool that helps writers all over the world perfect their novels, screenplays and research papers. Especially designed for long form writing, Scrivener offers numerous features that not only keep your writing on track, but your research, characters and settings organised.
Unlike the typical word processor, which is only employed after much of the backbreaking labour is done, Scrivener is there from the beginning.
It combines the best functionalities of a word processor and a project management tool in order to help you outline and structure your inspiration and ideas, view research alongside your manuscript, and create order out of chaos.
From breaking your manuscript down into scenes to exporting it as a print-ready file at the end, Scrivener is one of the few pieces of software designed especially for novelists.
For more information about Scrivener, click here.
Scrivener For Dummies
One lucky winner will also receive this step-by-step guide, which takes you through this popular writing software’s best features. Starting with the basics, but going on to shed light on some of the more complicated functionalities, even experienced users will benefit.
Written by Gwen Hernandez, Scrivener for Dummies walks the reader through customizing templates for your individual project needs, provides helpful advice on organising your manuscript for print and digital formats, assists in setting up your documents for minimising distractions, demonstrates how to use automated backups, amidst much more useful advice.
If you already have a copy of Scrivener - you should check this book out on Amazon.
Write Your Novel In A Month
With the boom of NaNoWriMo in recent years, ‘how to write a novel in 30 days’ has become a hot topic for reference books. However, Author Jeff Gerke sets this book apart from the rest.
Covering a range of essential, yet difficult topics such as how to organize your ideas, create dynamic stories, develop realistic characters, and flesh out the narrative arcs for your novel, Write Your Novel in a Month is a great place to start for emerging novelists.
Click here to see the book on Amazon for yourself.
The 90 Day Novel
by Alan Watt
This book is perhaps in answer to the popularity of the 30-day method, and is for the writers who want to get their novel written fast, but not too fast. Alan Watt’s The 90 Day Novel is split into 3 parts.
The first part deals with the process of getting your narrative from inside your head and out into the page, and provides you with a number of easy, yet powerful writing exercises to help you access your story.
The second part is the 90-Day Novel method, which offers the reader a series of 90 daily letters that will guide them through their hero’s journey, and how the writer can get to the end of their first draft. The third and final part provides a variety of stream-of-consciousness exercises that are especially for accessing the ‘primal forces’ in your story.
Write. Publish. Repeat. (The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success)
by Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant
From the authors Hugh Howey describes as “the best in the biz”; Write. Publish. Repeat. examines and explains the landscape of digital publishing for new indie authors.
It analyses current truths and myths about what being an indie author means, and what the future holds for those thinking about heading down the indie path.
The book includes methods for boosting creativity, creating worlds, characters and narrative arcs, as well as tips for understanding your target market and the best tools and platforms for cover design, titles, formatting pricing and editing.
Write. Publish. Repeat. should definitely be the first stop for any aspiring indie author.
Outlining Your Novel
K.M. Weiland has certainly made a name for herself as an indie author. With an impressive social media following, a prominent author platform and numerous bestselling books under belt, if it’s writing advice you want, you want it from her.
Outlining Your Novel has been a massively successful reference book for creative writers who need assistance when it comes to planning their manuscripts. This book has helped numerous aspiring authors brainstorm, plot their ideas, discover their characters, structure scenes, format their finished outline, and how to use their outline once they have it.
This incredibly useful resource ensures cohesion and balance, even in early drafts, as well as provides assurance and motivation.
Write Your Novel From The Middle
by James Scott Bell
#1 best-selling author and writing teacher James Scott Bell is the author of numerous fiction novels as well as books on the writing craft. In Write Your Novel From the Middle, he explores a new method of writing for novelists at any stage in their career, and who fit into either category of ‘plotters’ or ‘pantsers’.
Simple, yet effective, this book offers its readers a quick and inspiring read, that also includes a range of beneficial exercises.
Remember - to be in with a chance of winning one of the awesome prizes above - you'll need to head on over to the giveaway page and answer a simple question.
Click here to enter the giveaway.