Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Writing Book by Kate Grenville This months Book Giveaway and Contest!

The Writing Book by Kate Grenville, is the other book I'm giving away this month along with The Legend of Ghost Dog Island by Rita Monette.

The Writing Book is a workbook for fiction writers. It is full of exercises to stimulate your creativity.
Each chapter except the last one has examples. The last chapter is all about submitting a manuscript. One of the things I like about this book is that it addresses organization. Yes, I want to know how other writers keep their work in progress organized.
I do mine by keeping a WIP folder on the desktop of my computer. Inside that folder is another folder for "obsolete" for the stuff that I cut, but not ready to discard just yet.
Chapter Two is about making piles, the advantages of piles and ways to sort piles.
There are chapters on POV, characters, description, voice, dialogue, revision, and design.

If you want to enter to win this book please leave a comment of how you organize your work in progress.


I just saw this contest in the Sub It Club Facebook page June 2016 Contest Roundup:
It the #PG70PIT contest. I've heard of first pages but this is the first time I've heard of submitting page #70. I don't know much about this contest, but it does look interesting so I thought I would pass it along. If you know anything about this contest (good or bad) please share in comments below.

See you next week when winners of the book giveaway will be announced.


Rita Monette, Writer said...

Thanks for offering up my book for your contest, Sheila.

R. Sean McLaughlin said...

I use flowcharts and "crazy charts" (when I get a mad idea in the middle of the night) asking with outlines and copious notes which still drive me crazy, but hey, it all glues together. ...

MD Knabb said...

I have a folder for each WIP on the computer. Everything related to the WIP is there: WIP#1 WIP#2 WIP ideas, etc. The giveaways look great.

Joyce Lansky said...

When it comes to work in progress, I'm pretty much a pantser. I'm currently working on a chapter book told from first person raccoon. I could use suggestions on writing and may also make some of these ideas to make writing lessons for my students. I would love to win. Thanks for the contest.

Sheila Renfro said...

Great ideas! And Rita I'm looking forward to reading more about Nikki and her new friends.

Kristi Veitenheimer said...

I use Google Drive with a separate folder for each manuscript. Inside each folder are folders for "older versions," "critiques," and "submissions."

Nancy Kelly Allen said...

I number the versions of a manuscript with dates so I can always find the latest or earliest or those in-between.