How To Create A Theme For Your Book

Written by Marvin D. Cloud

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4.Situaterepparttar Introduction The introduction has one main goal—it must get attention. It's kind of like being onrepparttar 141652 dating scene. Speaking from a male perspective, in most cases you have only a couple of seconds to make a good impression. And judging fromrepparttar 141653 lines I've overheard, many would-be suitors need to work on their game.

Introductions can be successfully made by asking a poignant question or by giving valuable insight or information atrepparttar 141654 very beginning. Although humor can also be used, it should be used sparingly, because hilarity is very subjective. The primary result ofrepparttar 141655 theme is to motivaterepparttar 141656 writer in you; however, its dual purpose is to enable you to quickly convey your book idea to either a single reader or a full audience.

5. Set Forthrepparttar 141657 Conclusion The way your "elevator pitch" ends isrepparttar 141658 most esteemed, distinct component. Like a proud parent who is always pulling out photos, you must make others see that your personal bestseller is worth getting excited about. The previous four steps will mean nothing to your reader until you presentrepparttar 141659 conclusion you have attained from your soul-searching analysis. This is where many people's effort falls short.

The conclusion should repeatrepparttar 141660 subject supposition. But to keep from being redundant, you may state it in a different way. The last sentence is very important sincerepparttar 141661 conclusion will also endrepparttar 141662 theme. Your last words will reside for a while inrepparttar 141663 subconscious of your readers or hearers.

6. Solidify Everything Together The final step in creating your theme is putting all ofrepparttar 141664 previous steps together in a way that will allow them to flow, fluidly. You must be able to "put your finger on it," and anyone who hears it must be able to "get it." Remember, it is an elevator speech that must make sense and you must be able to deliver it in about 30 seconds.

Marvin D. Cloud is founder of and author of "Get Off The Pot: How to Stop Procrastinating and Write Your Personal Bestseller in 90 Days." Visit http.// and grab a free copy of the "Get Off The Pot" newsletter, dedicated to motivating ordinary people to write, publish and sell their books faster, efficient, and more cost-effective.

Systematic Poetry Techniques

Written by Steve Gillman

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Calling out for help

While ninety-three christians

Fourteen muslims

And five jews

Drove by

On a sunny afternoon

When You Need Ideas For Poems

1. Look around and write down what you see.

2. Write about anything that you felt today.

3. Ask anyone for a topic and start writing.

4. Use random words, one per line, to create a verse.

The following verse was written in a few minutes using four randomly chosen words:

Our dirty little secret

Our sorrow none can see

Is not

For things we cannot have

But for things we cannot be

Poets can break throughrepparttar worst writers-block, by simply using any "tricks" available to start writing poems. Try it. Even very artificial, or "mechanical" techniques will get your creativity flowing. You'll find more of these poetic techniques in part two.

Steve Gillman has been playing with poetry for thirty years. He and his wife Ana created the game "Deal-A-Poem," which can be accessed for free at:

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