Encouraging, humorous and straight-talking, Shut Up & Write! is filled with practical advice about writing and the writers’ life.
For years Judy Bridges has been helping writers perfect their craft. Shut Up & Write! shares her knowledge with those who do not have the privilege of working with her directly.
Instructive and encouraging, beginners use it to learn the brass tacks; pros use it as a tune-up or to polish skills in added areas.
Topics include: how to organize thoughts, engage readers, make characters (real or imagined) come to life, select a workable point of view, show and tell, keep the “drive” in narrative drive, handle critiques, edit, and get published.
Table of Contents:
Chapter One: Oh, Yes You Can
Chapter Two: In a Nutshell: The Writer's Process
Chapter Three: Characters: Real and Imagined
Chapter Four: Stories: Fact or Fiction
Chapter Five: Point of View (POV): Seeing Eye to Eye
Chapter Six: Show and Tell
Chapter Seven: Writing from the Inside
Chapter Eight: Nonfiction and the Organized Mind
Chapter Nine: Critiques and Writers' Groups
Chapter Ten: A Hatful of Rabbits: When the Going Gets Tough
Chapter Eleven: Spit-and-Polish
Chapter Twelve: Getting Published: It's a New Day
Appendix A: Sample Format for a Manuscript
Appendix B: Sample Format for a Cover or Query Letter