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About Nick Daws
I write mainly non-fiction, on subjects including personal finance, small business matters, PR and marketing, self-employment, personal development, creative writing, grammar and punctuation, and so on.
As well as books, I also write training courses, including the CD-based "Write Any Book in Under 28 Days", published by The WCCL Network. In addition, I write web page content, reviews, articles, newsletters, advertising materials, novelty products, and more.
Although non-fiction pays the bills, I also enjoy reading and writing fiction (especially science fiction/fantasy) when time permits.
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Use these three powerful techniques to devise all the plot ideas you'll ever need!
If you were to take a poll of aspiring writers, probably their biggest worry would not be how to write life-like dialogue, create convincing characters, or give great description. Rather, it would be how to come up with a good plot.
And it's an understandable concern. Certainly, when you're writing for the popular market, the plot is the single most important aspect of any work you create.
Want proof? Then just look at how books and movies are sold - nine times out of ten, it's with a quick summary of the plot. Yes, your novel or screenplay will need other ingredients such as interesting characters and snappy dialogue as well - but unless you can come up with a good plot idea, your story will be dead in the water.
The ability to create a compelling plot is essential for any writer who hopes to write for the popular market - and yet for many writers, plotting doesn't come naturally.
This no-fluff mini-guide therefore sets out three powerful techniques you can use to generate all the plot ideas you need (and more) to turn out a stream of successful short stories, novels and screenplays!
The techniques can be used individually or - for even greater impact and originality - by combining two or all three of them. Examples are included throughout.
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About the Author
Nick Daws is a professional freelance writer, editor and writing teacher, living in the English county of Staffordshire. He is the author of over 100 books, and innumerable published articles, training materials, radio and stage plays, advertisements, e-books, games and novelty products. He is also an award-winning short-story writer.
Nick Daws is also the creator of the top-selling CD-ROM Write Any Book in Under 28 Days. This mini-guide is partly adapted from one module of this course. Write Any Book in Under 28 Days, published by the Self Development Network, covers every aspect of devising, writing, editing and marketing a book - fiction or non-fiction - in the least time possible.
Hold tight for the trip of a lifetime...
Former Ten Stars pilot Rick Barrett is having a bad day. Not only is he jobless and broke, in a seedy spaceport bar he has been forced into a winner-takes-all poker game with a homicidal cauliflower...
Salvation is at hand in the shapely form of Irish redhead Julie Halloran. Julie has a proposition for Rick that could end his financial worries forever - but does she also have a secret agenda of her own? On their journey to the fabled Festival on Lyris Five, life-changing secrets will be revealed.
The Festival on Lyris Five is a fast-moving, hilarious, science-fiction novella, where nothing is quite what it seems. The story by UK author Nick Daws is beautifully complemented by Louise Tolentino's wry illustrations.
Just a few comments from readers...
Festival On Lyris Five is a first class read. I was compelled to sit and read it from start to finish! Never having read this type of work before I was a bit wary but decided to go ahead and give it a try. I'm so glad I did! A very well written book indeed that holds your interest from start to finish. - Carol Arnall
Seemingly drawing from a number of science fiction influences, The Festival On Lyris Five is an immensely enjoyable read. The protagonist Richard Barrett puts me very much in mind of Han Solo with possibly a dash of Lister. The characters have depth and the dialogue is quirky. One could almost imagine dining at the Zodiac Castle then stopping off at the Martian Arms for a Nortons Mindwarp or two. With its intriguing settings and seamless plot, The Festival On Lyris Five is a charming novella worthy of a sequel. Of special note is the surprising (but credible) twist in the tale which, of course, you will have to read for yourself. - Kate Boardman
If you like a little bit of sci-fi, fast paced, could not drop until finished, then you will love this offering from Nick Daws. Reminded me of a glimpse of Star Wars and definitely on a par with George Lucas. Well done, Nick, would have loved more. - Lesley Galston
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