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Get the first draft of your NOVEL or MEMOIR down quickly! The 90-Day Novel is Alan Watt's day-by-day guide through the process of getting the first draft of your novel or memoir onto the page. The 90-Day Novel was workshopped at L.A. Writers' Lab over the course of ten years and has helped thousands of writers complete their work. A number of Watt's students have gone on to become bestselling authors and win major literary awards.
The greatest challenge in rewriting your book is making a thousand small changes while staying true to your narrative voice. In this practical day-by-day guide to revising your manuscript, you will: end procrastination by breaking your work into manageable tasks, learn the technical skills necessary to bring your prose to life, discover how to write compelling dialogue, and more.
The 90-Day Screenplay will guide you through the process of outlining your screenplay, writing a first draft, and completing a rewrite, all in three months. In this day-by-day guide you will: uncover the dilemma at the heart of your screenplay, learn how to write from your subconscious, rewrite your work efficiently, and more.
Linda Walsh Jenkins developed the ideas and guidance in this practical book by teaching playwriting as well as working with playwrights, directors and productions of new plays for several decades. Through 90 daily lessons and hundreds of writing exercises, illustrated with examples from dramatic literature, she helps you: explore the richness of your dramatic world and its themes, discover multiple facets of your dramatic characters, create and sustain an active throughline, and more.
Have you ever wondered how your favorite authors got their start? How did they make the leap from closet scribe to published author? In My First Novel: Tales of Woe and Glory, twenty-five authors including Cheryl Strayed, Rick Moody, and Aimee Bender recount the variety of hurdles, both internal and external that they had to overcome on their journey.
Diamond Dogs is Alan Watt's L.A. Times bestselling novel and winner of France's Prix Printemps for best foreign novel. Star quarterback Neil Garvin is the envy of other students in his Nevada high school – and is almost as cruel to them as his abusive father is to him. Then one night on a dark, isolated road outside of town, a random act of violence claims a life. Nothing, Neil swears, could be worse . . . until his father, the local sheriff, masterminds a cover-up. Emotionally deadened and wrestling with the mystery of his mother's disappearance years ago, Neil must find his way out of his prison of fear and discover the one thing that can set him free.
Alice just walked out of her marriage to aging rock star, Chick Wolfson, leaving behind her San Francisco penthouse and all the trappings this union conferred. With her tank on empty, she crawls into Waiden, a small Oregon town off the coast. She lands a minimum wage job and while she's there, she finds herself attracted to Webb Cooley, a recent parolee of the Oregon State Correctional Facility with secrets of his own. Soon they are pulled into a relationship that they each use to exercise their own particular form of escape, but as they grow closer, their desire to be known threatens to reveal the secrets from their pasts.