Pooks is creating a book on writing.
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Note: Posts are posted newest to old. To start at the beginning, scroll to the bottom of all the posts and work your way forward. The first private patrons-only chapter is up. The next will be in December, then another in January, etc. Also, I'm posting some general nuts & bolts writing stuff that's free to everybody, as well.

To read only the book posts, choose the WWP-Patreon-Draft tag from the left hand column.



Hi, I'm Pooks and I'm going to write a book about writing with passion.

What I'm looking for? Hoping for? That what you'll check out this material and think it's helpful enough to toss a dollar or so a month my way so I'll finally get it written. You'll notice my reward levels are really low.

Wanta tag along?

You can read it as it's written [a chapter a month, if not more]. Any month that I don't have a chapter to post, I'll post Q&A on writing topics that will be chosen from those supplied by patrons at the $5 or more level.

[And don't be surprised if I pop in with other posts between the minimum monthly posts described above.]

You'll get to learn more about how to make sure the emotion in your head is on the page. How to tap into the emotional thread of a story so that people will care enough to read it. How to make your reader experience what the character experiences. And more.

This will be more or less a first draft. I won't be spending a lot of time trying to make it nice for you.

This means you will get to read some of the stream of consciousness snarky asides I write to myself as well as about others [oops] even though that stuff will get edited out later.

You'll get to read some of the embarrassing "learning moments" I endured so that maybe you won't have to, even if some of them get edited out later.

In other words, you may end up getting the fun version that my better angels [and editor] talk me out of publishing.

Writing with Passion [working title] will be available in trade paper and digital for all ereaders and apps. It will be a joint venture between  Book View Café and my new publishing entity, Prithee & Gramercy Press.



What makes me the person to write this book?

Well, it's my most popular topic when I'm asked to speak to groups, so this tells me it's a subject a lot of people want to learn more about.

Also, I've been a writing instructor, lecturer and speaker around the state of Texas and beyond for over twenty-five years. There's a lot of experience in these bones, and a passion to share it.

I've been promising to write this book for years, and finally realized I never will. Why? Right now I'm under contract for my current romantic fantasy trilogy, and have two more series in the wings waiting to follow.

I can't justify taking the time to write nonfiction books which will have a smaller readership, when I have fiction readers waiting for my work that will be more profitable.

Unless--

Unless there are enough of you interested in this project to fund its writing, or at least inspire me to finally get it done.

So let's give it a shot.

Let's do it!

~0~
Oh yeah, the credentials! I've sold and published six novels via traditional publishing and am currently completing a three-book contract. As a screenwriter I have had paying but uncredited gigs. And I've won some awards. Here are a few of them:

Fellow, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences [yes, the Oscar people]
Two-time Finalist, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting - I'm the only writer in the history of the Fellowships to become a Finalist twice with two different scripts, and of that, I am very proud.
Finalist, RITA Award - Romance Writers of America
Winner, Golden Quill for Best Romantic Fantasy - Desert Rose Romance Writers of America

Where else you'll find me:

http://planetpooks.com
http://furytriad.com
http://facebook.com/planetpooks
http://twitter.com/planetpooks
And you can sign up for my newsletter, too.

Got questions? Ask them here, or at the end of any post!

Rewards
AWESOME ONE-DOLLAR REWARD
$1 or more per month
For $1 per month you will get access to the in-progress chapters of my book on Writing with Passion as they are written. 

Plus get a free copy of the e-book when it is published.
AWESOME THREE-DOLLAR REWARD
$3 or more per month
For $3 per month you will get access to the in-progress chapters of my book on Writing with Passion as they are written.

Plus get a free copy of the e-book when it is published.

Plus your name will be listed in the book as a patron who helped the book get written.

AWESOME FIVE-DOLLAR REWARD
$5 or more per month
For $5 per month you will get access to the in-progress chapters of my book on Writing with Passion as they are written.

Plus get a free copy of the e-book when it is published.

Plus your name will be listed in the book as a patron who helped the book get written.

Plus, you can ask the questions about writing that I will choose from for the Writing Q&A posts.


Goals
4% complete
I have to plug a number in here so I went nice and round. Hey, don't scoff, I could have added a lot more round zeroes!

My creative goal is to finish the rough draft of this book in 12 months.

Any month that I don't have a chapter to post, I'll post Q&A on writing topics that will be chosen from those supplied by patrons at the $5 or more level.
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Note: Posts are posted newest to old. To start at the beginning, scroll to the bottom of all the posts and work your way forward. The first private patrons-only chapter is up. The next will be in December, then another in January, etc. Also, I'm posting some general nuts & bolts writing stuff that's free to everybody, as well.

To read only the book posts, choose the WWP-Patreon-Draft tag from the left hand column.



Hi, I'm Pooks and I'm going to write a book about writing with passion.

What I'm looking for? Hoping for? That what you'll check out this material and think it's helpful enough to toss a dollar or so a month my way so I'll finally get it written. You'll notice my reward levels are really low.

Wanta tag along?

You can read it as it's written [a chapter a month, if not more]. Any month that I don't have a chapter to post, I'll post Q&A on writing topics that will be chosen from those supplied by patrons at the $5 or more level.

[And don't be surprised if I pop in with other posts between the minimum monthly posts described above.]

You'll get to learn more about how to make sure the emotion in your head is on the page. How to tap into the emotional thread of a story so that people will care enough to read it. How to make your reader experience what the character experiences. And more.

This will be more or less a first draft. I won't be spending a lot of time trying to make it nice for you.

This means you will get to read some of the stream of consciousness snarky asides I write to myself as well as about others [oops] even though that stuff will get edited out later.

You'll get to read some of the embarrassing "learning moments" I endured so that maybe you won't have to, even if some of them get edited out later.

In other words, you may end up getting the fun version that my better angels [and editor] talk me out of publishing.

Writing with Passion [working title] will be available in trade paper and digital for all ereaders and apps. It will be a joint venture between  Book View Café and my new publishing entity, Prithee & Gramercy Press.



What makes me the person to write this book?

Well, it's my most popular topic when I'm asked to speak to groups, so this tells me it's a subject a lot of people want to learn more about.

Also, I've been a writing instructor, lecturer and speaker around the state of Texas and beyond for over twenty-five years. There's a lot of experience in these bones, and a passion to share it.

I've been promising to write this book for years, and finally realized I never will. Why? Right now I'm under contract for my current romantic fantasy trilogy, and have two more series in the wings waiting to follow.

I can't justify taking the time to write nonfiction books which will have a smaller readership, when I have fiction readers waiting for my work that will be more profitable.

Unless--

Unless there are enough of you interested in this project to fund its writing, or at least inspire me to finally get it done.

So let's give it a shot.

Let's do it!

~0~
Oh yeah, the credentials! I've sold and published six novels via traditional publishing and am currently completing a three-book contract. As a screenwriter I have had paying but uncredited gigs. And I've won some awards. Here are a few of them:

Fellow, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences [yes, the Oscar people]
Two-time Finalist, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting - I'm the only writer in the history of the Fellowships to become a Finalist twice with two different scripts, and of that, I am very proud.
Finalist, RITA Award - Romance Writers of America
Winner, Golden Quill for Best Romantic Fantasy - Desert Rose Romance Writers of America

Where else you'll find me:

http://planetpooks.com
http://furytriad.com
http://facebook.com/planetpooks
http://twitter.com/planetpooks
And you can sign up for my newsletter, too.

Got questions? Ask them here, or at the end of any post!

Recent posts by Pooks

Rewards
AWESOME ONE-DOLLAR REWARD
$1 or more per month
For $1 per month you will get access to the in-progress chapters of my book on Writing with Passion as they are written. 

Plus get a free copy of the e-book when it is published.
AWESOME THREE-DOLLAR REWARD
$3 or more per month
For $3 per month you will get access to the in-progress chapters of my book on Writing with Passion as they are written.

Plus get a free copy of the e-book when it is published.

Plus your name will be listed in the book as a patron who helped the book get written.

AWESOME FIVE-DOLLAR REWARD
$5 or more per month
For $5 per month you will get access to the in-progress chapters of my book on Writing with Passion as they are written.

Plus get a free copy of the e-book when it is published.

Plus your name will be listed in the book as a patron who helped the book get written.

Plus, you can ask the questions about writing that I will choose from for the Writing Q&A posts.