K.J.Heritage is an international bestselling UK author mostly writing mystery sci-fi and fantasy.
He was born in the UK in one of the more interesting previous centuries. Originally from Derbyshire, he now lives in the seaside town of Brighton.
He is a tea drinker, avid Twitterer (@MostlyWriting) and Asperger's human being.
In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers.
After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice,accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot,
make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.
Describe what your day has been like so far. But this time, add zombies!
You find a small door on a tree in the forest. Who lives there? Do you knock?
Some shady people are after you and you have to make a quick escape from work (or school). How does it go down?
You find a five-inch tall dragon that seems to take a liking to you. What would you do with him?
Describe your dream vacation.
Is your danger reflex "fight" or "flight"? How do you know?
What's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen with your own eyes?
Everybody is good at something. But what are you really, really bad at?
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
What accomplishment are you proud of yourself for (no matter how small)?
Imagine that you have enough money that you never need to work again. Would you still have a job? If not, how would you spend your time?
In your opinion, what leads to a full life?
Think about the last time you were passionate about something. What was it?
What has been the happiest period of time in your life so far?
Talk about your favorite summertime memory.
Describe what a utopia would be like.
If you could look into your own future, would you?
You have to commit the perfect crime. What do you do and how?
You've been kicked out of your own country! Where do you move to?
Do you need a love life to be happy?
Is there a "soul mate" out there for everyone?
Is it more important to allow yourself to experience sadness, or to focus on the positive?
Describe the most peaceful place you can imagine.
Are you a night owl or an early bird?
Describe the last dream you remember having.
Elements of Style: Classic Edition 2018 includes the full text of Strunk's original work, plus two new chapters, requested by college professors and students to help clarify points of confusion in modern writing: Basic Rules of Capitalization and Style Rules for Better Writing. It also features some other enhancements that make this grammar handbook even more useful:
1. Editor’s notes have been inserted throughout the book to flag grammar rules now considered obsolete and to provide up-to-date rules for students and writers.
2. Emojis have been added to help readers identify correct examples from errors at a glance.
3. A Study Guide is included in the last chapter.
4. The paperback version includes blank, lined pages in the back of the book for convenient notetaking.
5. The e-book versions have been restyled for improved display on the latest generations of digital book-reading devices.
Elements of Style: Classic Edition is now being used as a textbook in courses at University of Minnesota, University of Texas, UC Berkeley and elsewhere, giving students and writers a blueprint that they can follow to write clearly and effectively while adhering to the fundamental rules of English Grammar.
In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more.
She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.
With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.