Write a book with MY BOOK THERAPY VOICES in 2009!
Remember those games you used to play where your friend started the story, and you finished it? Or the “Choose your own ending” books? Ever wanted to be a part of the story process, giving input on the character’s decisions, learning how to write a book as you go? Me too!
Here at My Book Therapy, we love to write, and we love to teach writers how to find their voice. So, in 2009 we’ll be writing a book together! Starting in January, we’ll create characters, a plot, develop conflict, the black moment, the epiphany and finally…the happy ending. Then, week by week, you’ll be a part of the creation process, voting on the next step of our hero’s journey, watching the book take life, and learning the nuances of crafting a story. You’ll Blog-A-Book with the My Book Therapy authors and get tools to help you how to write your own novel.
And, at the end of the year, we’ll have a book we’ve all created, something that we’ll publish! And, best of all, part of the proceeds will go to support IJM, an organization that fights human trafficking around the world.
I’m really excited about our new project, and can’t wait to see what the collective mind put together.
So, Come and Blog-A-Book. Learn. Fellowship. Bless.
My Book Therapy…Discover the writer in you.
Inside…Out:Discover, Create and Publish the Novel In You
Have you always wanted to write a novel, but didn’t know where to start? This book is for you. With proven techniques, easy to understand explanations and practical steps, From The Inside…Out will teach you how a story is structured then take you through the process of creating and marketing your novel. Topics include: Character-driven plotting, How to HOOK your reader, The elements and flow of SCENES, How to build STORYWORLD, Secrets to Sizzling Dialogue, Proven Self-Editing techniques, Synopsis and Query letter writing, How to manage your writing career …and everything in between!
Endorsement for My Book Therapy:
From the Inside…Out unlocks the process of Novel writing and makes it understandable for any writer. A practical step-by-step guide that
feels more like sitting down with a cup of coffee with a friend and talking out a story. From the Inside…Out takes the intimidation out of writing a book and leaves only the excitement of seeing a dream realized. A must have for any novelist’s bookshelf!
Ellen Tarver, editor, http://www.spitandpolishediting.com
About the Therapist: Susan May Warren
As an award-winning author of over twenty books, Susan May Warren has been a 3 time Christy Award finalist, a RITA finalist, and a multi-winner of both the Inspirational Readers Choice award and the American Christian Fiction Writer’s B ook-of-the-Year. She’s also b een an American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) BOTY (Book of the Year) and Genesis judge, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA judge, and an IRCC (Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest) judge. Susan taught the past four years at the ACFW national conference, including the 2006 Beginning Writer’s track. Susan holds a B.A. in Mass Communication and English from the University of Minnesota school of journalism. She excels in characterization, and creating a story with impact.
About the Therapist: Rachel Hauck
Rachel Hauck is the award winning and best selling author of romance and contemporary fiction. Readers and reviewers agree Rachel writes tight prose and great characters. Setting, dialog, voice and pacing are her strengths, as well as looking for a story’s unique spiritual angle. Rachel also has a keen editorial eye for symbolism and underlying themes. Writing for over twenty years, Rachel has a BA in Journalism from Ohio State University. Rachel is an Advisor to American Christian Fiction Writers and a conference speaker.
About the Therapist:Sarah Sumpolec
Sarah Anne Sumpolec voluntarily hangs out with dozens of kids and teens on a regular basis, so it’s no surprise that she loves writing for those age groups. She is a multi-published author, snagging three nominations for Book of the Year as well as a second and third place finish. She has served as a judge for the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book awards and for the ACFW Genesis contest, mentors teen writers through the Christian Writers Guild and loves to teach about writing at workshops across the country. Her background in cludes more than fifteen years training in the theater, which she credits for her deep understanding of character and motivation. She also happens to be a certified elementary teacher, so she has a broad background with children’s literature. Then there is her screenwriting background. She is an alumnus of Act One’s writing program so she also has a knack for dealing with structure and pacing. Overall, it sounds like Sarah just can’t make up her mind about her careers, but it’s made her well-suited to helping novelists find their way with their stories.
You have two chances to win! CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE!
Want to win a copy of From the Inside…Out: Discover, Create and Publish the Novel in You for your very own? Leave a comment and tell us what kind of novel you have in YOU.
Do you already have your novel down on the page? Does it need a little THERAPY? Enter to win 10% off a Book Therapy Session (that’s a savings of $30+) by leaving a comment telling us a brief synopsis of your story!
All winners will be chosen randomly. Contest ends 2/28 and the winners will be announced on March 2nd!
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