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 (Paperback)

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The number 1 bestseller on writing, now in a new and expanded edition. No more excuses - your time to write is now!

Have you always wanted to write a book, short story or screenplay but never quite known where to start? Do you worry you won't be able to think of a plot, or create vivid characters, or find the time? Whatever is stopping you from becoming a writer, Your Writing Coach has the answers. It will guide you ever after you've finished your writing project by showing you how to get an agent and how to market what you ve written.

Jurgen Wolff is highly qualified to be your writing coach. He is a successful author with experience in feature films, television, radio, books, newspapers, plays and credits from Hollywood to the BBC. The book covers not only the craft of writing, but also how to overcome procrastination, get and stay motivated, and banish writer's block by transforming your harsh inner critic into a constructive inner guide.

This new edition includes up-to-date information and guidance on social media and e-books, as well as Getting Started guides for a range of projects.

About the Author

Jurgen Wolff is a writer, teacher, NLP practitioner and the author of many books, including Your Writing Coach, Successful Scriptwriting (60,000 copies sold) Creativity Now!, Focus: the power of targeted thinking, Do Something Different as well as a dozen plays. A consistently successful screenwriter, Wolff has sat on the writing team on the hit TV series LOST and many other successful HBO projects. He has consulted to TV companies around the world (BBC, SKY, Columbia/Tri-Star)and written for newspapers including The Times. He holds creativity workshops around the world for organizations such as the Academy for Chief Executives, the University of Barcelona, the Pilots Programme, the Bertelsmann Foundation, film schools in Cologne, Berlin, and Munich, and many others. Born and educated in the US, Wolff now divides his time between London and California.

Praise For…

Your Writing Coach pays as much attention to writers as to what they write and should help seasoned pros as much as it will help beginners. Jurgen Wolff is wise and constructive when it comes to such issues as fear of failure, your inner critic, and rejection, as well as brainstorming and finding the conditions in which to work. Highly recommended.—-

Absorbing and inspiring, Your Writing Coach is destined to become an instant classic. Jurgen Wolff's treasure trove of advice and insider secrets will prove to be an indispensable friend to all those who aspire to the writing life.—Amanda Barry Hirst, author of PR Power, -

Full of encouraging examples and practical tips, many of them more far-reaching than they seem at first glance.
Financial Times, -

Jurgen Wolff demystifies the writing process in a series of easy-to-understand steps guaranteed to make you a better writer.
Phil Doran, author of the bestselling The Reluctant Tuscan, -

With compassion, wit and the wisdom gleaned from a long and successful writing career, Jurgen Wolff guides you, step by step, on the inner and outer journey to writing success. An invaluable tool for the aspiring writer.
Robert Cochran, co-creator and executive producer, 24, -

This book is an antidote to the bad advice aspiring writers are often given. There are only two books on writing I recommend - Stephen King's and this one.
William F. Owen, author of Blackfoot Is Missing, -

This book is the real deal - no fluff or padding, just concentrated insider knowledge. By far the best book on writing I have read.
Rupert Widdicombe, writer and journalist, -

This book will help you find the insights of the writing craft. Pick it up and let it guide you to success.
Xavier Koller, Academy Award-winning director, Journey of Hope, -

Right through your career, from early ambitions to success as a published novelist, here is a book that will always be of help.
Writing Magazine, -
Product Details
ISBN: 9781857885774
ISBN-10: 1857885775
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
Publication Date: February 16th, 2012
Language: English