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Your Writing Coach: From Concept to Character, from Pitch to Publication - Everything You Need to Know About Writing Novels, Non-fiction, New Media, Scripts and Short Stories

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Author: Jürgen Wolff

Published: May 25th 2007 by Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd (first published May 1st 2004)

Format: Paperback , 280 pages

Isbn: 9781857883671

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Your Writing Coach: From Concept to Character, From Pitch to Publication goes beyond other books that only discuss style or selling. Jurgen Wolff, a highly successful author with vast experience and credits from Hollywood to the BBC, shows aspiring writers how to overcome fear, get past excuses, and start writing! Featuring exercises and quotes for encouragement, Wolff exp Your Writing Coach: From Concept to Character, From Pitch to Publication goes beyond other books that only discuss style or selling. Jurgen Wolff, a highly successful author with vast experience and credits from Hollywood to the BBC, shows aspiring writers how to overcome fear, get past excuses, and start writing! Featuring exercises and quotes for encouragement, Wolff explains how to hook readers and keep them engaged. He offers powerful tips on how to be productive while still being creative and how to transform your inner critic into a constructive guide to get past the dreaded writer's block. Finally, he offers advice on marketing yourself and your work and the tremendous opportunities offered by new media like the Internet and podcasts. More than just a how-to book, Your Writing Coach is a friendly companion and mentor, providing all the strategies needed to build a career as a full-time writer.

30 review for Your Writing Coach: From Concept to Character, from Pitch to Publication - Everything You Need to Know About Writing Novels, Non-fiction, New Media, Scripts and Short Stories

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tetyana Dubyna

    Дуже не вистачає тут, на goodreads, половинок зірочок для оцінки. Бо заокруглюю я практично завжди до більшого, але тут це 3,5, а не повних 4. І означає це, що приблизно половина книги - прекрасна і конструктивна, а половина - загальні фрази ні про що. Корисними є розділи, які стосуються безпосередньо письменництва - як будувати сюжет, формувати персонажів та їхні мотивації, обирати влучні деталі, вести оповідь. А от розділи про все решту дуже скидалися на пусту писанину, єдина функція якої - до Дуже не вистачає тут, на goodreads, половинок зірочок для оцінки. Бо заокруглюю я практично завжди до більшого, але тут це 3,5, а не повних 4. І означає це, що приблизно половина книги - прекрасна і конструктивна, а половина - загальні фрази ні про що. Корисними є розділи, які стосуються безпосередньо письменництва - як будувати сюжет, формувати персонажів та їхні мотивації, обирати влучні деталі, вести оповідь. А от розділи про все решту дуже скидалися на пусту писанину, єдина функція якої - додати книзі об'єму. Ця інформація буде корисна хіба що повному новачку, який ніколи не цікавився деталями написання і публікації книг. Ну, і варто згадати про те, що автор базується на актуальних для нього реаліях книговидання, які далекі від наших. Але це все об'єктивні чинники, тут без претензій. Знаю, що у Вольфа є ще одна книга, де він більше уваги приділяє все-таки процесу написання, а не стадіям після. Спробую ще її :)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Marina Ponomaryova

    Цікаві випадки, безліч тренувальних вправ, справді корисні поради про Все, що стосується письменництва.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Олена Осіпова

    Незаслужено довго читала Вольфа, перестрибуючи час від часу на інші книжки. Але закінчивши, можу сказати, що поки що це найкращий з прочитаних мною путівників для авторів (не важливо чого). Чого в книзі немає: панібратського чи зверхнього тону, повторювання одних і тих самих тез через кожну сторінку, абстрактних порад, які невідомо як використовувати. Що в книжці є: власний, реальний досвід автора і досвід його колег по цеху на всіх етапах створення тексту, практичні вправи, легкий для сприйнятт Незаслужено довго читала Вольфа, перестрибуючи час від часу на інші книжки. Але закінчивши, можу сказати, що поки що це найкращий з прочитаних мною путівників для авторів (не важливо чого). Чого в книзі немає: панібратського чи зверхнього тону, повторювання одних і тих самих тез через кожну сторінку, абстрактних порад, які невідомо як використовувати. Що в книжці є: власний, реальний досвід автора і досвід його колег по цеху на всіх етапах створення тексту, практичні вправи, легкий для сприйняття текст, безліч толкових порад. Хороша книжка.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Jurgen Wolff has created a wonderfully different type of book for aspiring writers that seems to stem from his own successes in writing and coaching writers. Once other books have instructed you on the basics of grammar, story composition and dialogie let Jurgen take your writer brain in a new direction. This book includes great chapters about how to talk to loved ones whose negativity is dragging you down, how to visualize your inner critic as a helpful partner instead of a roadblock and how to Jurgen Wolff has created a wonderfully different type of book for aspiring writers that seems to stem from his own successes in writing and coaching writers. Once other books have instructed you on the basics of grammar, story composition and dialogie let Jurgen take your writer brain in a new direction. This book includes great chapters about how to talk to loved ones whose negativity is dragging you down, how to visualize your inner critic as a helpful partner instead of a roadblock and how to take advantage of the plethora of media in our increasingly digital age. I definitely recommend this book for writers looking for a manual on writing that goes beyond how to put words on the page.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Michael Tucker

    I read this book a few years ago now. Before I read it, I couldn't string a long story together. After much thought and reading it a few times I can now write novels,.and have one that's nearly finished. Cheers Jürgen!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sam Lee Hill

    As far as writing advice goes, this is a good place to begin but I found the information too broad. It's an overview rather than a comprehensive guide on how to write. Some useful advice. Ultimately uninspiring.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nicola Thompson

    If this is your first book youre reading on writing, and you want an overview of the process, this is a good book. However, I personally felt that there wasnt anything unique from other writing books. It is, however, good at taking a writer through the whole process.

  8. 4 out of 5

    J.Istsfor Manity

    ah... oh... meh... eh... hmm... one must love books about the act of writing to read so many of them... eeees ok... with caveats on the author’s focus on the pecuniary...

  9. 5 out of 5

    Enso

    Книга совсем начальная, новое в ней будет только для тех, кто впервые читает книги такого рода. Тем не менее, все упомянутое в ней актуально и применимо.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Roxanne Troup

    Basic guide to the publishing industry; geared mainly toward adult markets.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alannah Clarke

    I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a writer. This book offered some helpful tips and guidelines to help me get started on writing. Before reading this, I have had a couple of ideas in the back of my mind, being a little afraid to put them down on paper in case of rejection but the book helped my confidence and shows how to plan your novel as well as providing some encouraging points about famous authors that you would have never have thought had problems getting their work publishe I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a writer. This book offered some helpful tips and guidelines to help me get started on writing. Before reading this, I have had a couple of ideas in the back of my mind, being a little afraid to put them down on paper in case of rejection but the book helped my confidence and shows how to plan your novel as well as providing some encouraging points about famous authors that you would have never have thought had problems getting their work published.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Gary Ross-Jordan

    This is an excellent book for a newish writer like myself offering plenty of advice and giving encouragement and experience. Quite wide ranging it also talks about what we want from life. I would certainly recommend and would come back to it. Not as inspirational as Stephen King's "On writing" but will be on my shelf for a long time. Also has an excellent website back up

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ricardo Ribeiro

    Overall I did like the book. Of course, a book of this kind will always have parts which are useless to someone. I had my share of useless chapters but I got loads of juice from other chapters. The prose of Jurgen Wolff is pleasant and light, easy to follow, addictive, to a point. A happy reader here.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kim Thompson

    Really found this helpful in motivating me in writing myself. I found some great tips and advice in here. Although I haven't made much progress writing (my reading challenge getting somewhat in the way) I will continue to refer back to this to help me out.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Marina Sharipova

    После прочтения этой книги я окончательно поняла, что всю свою жизнь связывала со словом и свяжу с ним же. Я слишком люблю язык, и неважно в какой форме это будет - устно или письменно, в виде статей, видеоблога или книги. И да, ещё больше хочется написать свою книгу, много книг.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Darlene Reilley

    This book has very specific ideas about how to help a writer. I love the online additions and guided imagery. There are some very good tips here on how to deal with practical issues a writer faces daily.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Carol Hislop

    An interesting book-there's a lot more to writing than I thought

  18. 5 out of 5

    Serena

    From the moment I opened up this book, I started to love it. It is exactly what I have been looking for. And I am sure I will enjoy the ride.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Chong

    The book in general is quite all right, offering some useful tips. However, it is more catered towards screenwriting than fiction writing.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ash

    I disagreed with a few things but overall good tips.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Greg Costa

    enjoyed

  22. 5 out of 5

    Helen French

    I think I've read one too many writing books, because this one didn't offer anything new or special for me.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lorenzo

  24. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Vuncannon

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Parks

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ekaterina Trayt

  27. 5 out of 5

    Vlad

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kayley

  29. 5 out of 5

    Gaia

  30. 4 out of 5

    Luke

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