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The Money Bomb Project
The money bomb project was successful. We saved the house. The people involved asked me to pass on their enormous gratitude and their commitment to pay the debt forward.
Due to popular demand, The Quotebook Of Solomon Short remains available.
THE QUOTEBOOK OF
Whatever donation you make, whether it's $5 or $500, you will also receive a link to download a copy of The Quotebook of Solomon Short, the 2012 edition.
HOW TO ORDER
It's simple, click the button below. This will take you to Paypal
Log in. Click on "Send Money." The recipient account is d.gerrold(a)gmail.com. Enter the amount, specify it as Personal/Gift.
After you click submit, you will be taken to a page where you can specify exactly what you want and in what format. Fill that out and click submit. (Sometime in the next day or so, we'll see if we can figure out how to do this on a shopping page.)
Be sure to include your email address.
Electronic items will be handled within 24 hours, you will receive an email with a download link to my Dropbox public folder.
Ebooks For Your Kindle!
Please check the Ebooks page. Here are the latest releases.
And yes, we're working hard to expand to other formats like the Nook, the Kobo, and the Sony e-Reader. The eBooks page will always have all the latest information.
If there are stories you'd particularly like to see in eBook editions, please contact us and let us know. We'll do our best to make them available.
The War Against The Chtorr
The official site of The War Against The Chtorr is now live:
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Facebook and Twitter
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Writers' Workshop in Vegas!
This year again, I am scheduled to present my Writers' Workshop at the August Creation Con in Las Vegas.
The Creation Con people have always made sure that we have a good venue for the course and the sessions have always been well-received, so this year we intend to expand the course to three separate sessions:
Overview: Authorship means Taking Charge of Your Story
The workshops are presented as an interactive seminar, a candid give-and-take discussion about the heart and soul and nuts and bolts of creating a compelling experience for the reader. Whether it’s a short story, a novel, or a screenplay, the principles of effective storytelling are universal.
Your passion is the engine for your writing, but great stories come not only from great passion, but genuine commitment to getting from page one to page last. These workshops are about getting under the hood and working on the underlying mechanics of plot and character.
Session One: Story Structure
Plot is what your characters do.
What is a story? This session is a profound examination of the nature of plot and structure as the skeleton on which all else is built. What is the relationship between the protagonist and the problem? Understanding both the physical and emotional nature of the problem unravels the essential structure of a story. After you complete this session, you will see stories in a whole new way. Your own storytelling will have a new drive and purpose.
Session Two: Characterization
Characterization is who your characters are.
How do you bring a character to life? What animates the people in a story, making them real and believable? This session reveals character as a function of a person’s emotional landscape. How does a person react to events? And why? Understanding the expression of human emotions will transform the quality of your writing. After you complete this session, you will see people in a whole new way and the people in your stories will be real and alive.
Session Three: Style
Style is the voice of the story.
How do you create a mood? How do you evoke an emotion? How do you bring the story to life in the reader's imagination? We swim in the sea of language, never noticing how the currents move us. The master class examines the inherent power of language, how we weave our webs of words to create unique experiences in the reader's mind. After you complete this session, you will have a new relationshp with your work and the creation of every sentence will be an exciting adventure.
Tribbles Without Trouble
Tribbles and scripts and T-shirts and stuff can be found at TribbleToys.com. These tribbles purr. And when you buy one, Miles purrs.