Secrets to Writing Well - Volume 1

Secrets to Writing Well - Volume 1

by Richard S. Hartmetz


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I'm going to put it bluntly. Not every author who writes well gets published and not every author who gets published writes well. I am going to try and help you write well and hopefully get published too.

As Charles Dickens once wrote: "There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts."

We are going to look first at the elements that go into writing a fictional story; what they are, how to use them effectively and how to put them together to make a good story. We are going to start with a basic story and work on developing it together so you can observe the actual process. Then you can feel free to go off an do one on your own.

This volume will cover Setting, Point of View, Tense, Mood, Plot Types, Dialogue and Character Development. It is written by Richard S. Hartmetz, who has had more than a dozen books published and is the CEO of Starry Night Publishing. Richard is a long-time teacher of writing workshops.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479132652
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2012
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Richard Stephen Hartmetz was born in Rochester, NY on February 9, 1965. Richard has degrees in Computer Science, Special Education and Psychology.

He spend many years as a teacher in the Rochester City School District, East Irondequoit, St. Margaret Mary School and the School of the Holy Childhood where he was known as "Mr. H." He is now the CEO of Starry Night

Richard is also the author of "Murry Peterson: Spy Game," "Marvin!, Marvin!, Marvin!," "Hurray For Marvin," "Super-Marvin," and "Marvin and Ted," which are currently available from, Barnes &, Starry Night and many other fine booksellers.

He wrote his first story, entitled "The Dog Catcher is Coming," when he was only six years old and has been writing since, also teaching several writing workshops.

You may connect with Richard, Murry Peterson and Starry Night Publishing on Facebook and at

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