Welcome to hundreds of FREE resources for earning authors. This is the acclaimed official Home site of The Preptorial Foundation's writer's courses, agents, jobs/projects, publishing and other services for new and seasoned authors. As a US NonProfit, ALL our resources, courses and services are at cost, and many are FREE. We're here to help struggling writers and artists stop struggling and start earning. Click HERE to register FREE or enroll in a FREE or low cost course, seminar, institute or online tutoring session. You CAN WRITE FOR A LIVING!
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Story Ability Transcends Categories and Means: EARNINGS
Many authors understand best practices in individual niches and genres, but not everyone realizes that STORY savvy is the key to ALL high income writing, including journalism, business writing, tech, magazines, columns, journals, blogs, and thousands of other writing projects to supplement your fiction. This is especially true when your story ability is combined with technology know how. The human brain is literally genetically PROGRAMMED for story, and as an author YOU hold the key! Click HERE to see how our FREE author services tap that vein.
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What Makes a Page-Turner?
FEELING and CARING! Sure, readers want to learn, to enjoy, to be swept along with just the right combination of character, dialog, plot, heart pounding events and all the STORY RECIPE elements above that are a must for stories that SELL. But before any of that, they have to LOVE, to IDENTIFY with your protagonist, to FEEL and EXPERIENCE the rush of bitter defeat and crowning glory! In a word, they have to CARE. Caring is one of the few elements in a page-turner that transcends genre. How do we create characters, dialogue, scenes, subtext... that make readers CARE, including your agent and her acquisition editor?! Click HERE to explore both our Business of Writing and Technology of Writing Curricula.
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About Author Projects.com
Yes, earning money as a published author IS about your blockbuster novel. BUT it also is about writing reviews, textbooks, exam questions, news stories, blogs, broadcast content, website content, video game scripts and even cartoons (see below) plus a MILLION other high paying projects in CRYING NEED for good writers! One of our seminar/institute attendees makes a great living ghost writing PhD technology dissertations for brilliant MIT students with English language limitations WHILE she works on her next novel! Our courses and resources are also all about THE BUSINESS OF WRITING. Click HERE for our list of FREE projects, jobs and placements...
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Why Author's "Cross Training?"
Assignment: Write a caption for the cartoon on the right. "I just can't get started without my Java!?" Double entendre with the programming language? More to the point: "I cross trained as an author in Adobe Illustrator, created the cartoon on the right, and published it in numerous syndicated pubs, texts and blogs with varying captions, making $8,000 on the first group of submissions, plus $350 a month in syndicated residual royalties on Shutterstock, Getty and Adobe Images..." Click HERE to learn why "technology cross training" --from Kindle to In Design to Dreamweaver and many more-- is so important to earning authors today!
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Technology: The "Second Secret"
Sure, the first secret is your craft, narrative, skill, plot, character arcs and spellbinding, page turning emotional hooks, scenes, beats and stakes, BUT... How many fantastic writers are driving cabs and tending bar while waiting for either their first or next story to sell? Technology savvy opens the door to making a great living as a writer, and closes the cab door. The connection between hundreds of unmet needs for authors and technology know how is subtle, but EASY to learn. Click HERE for more info on this crucial topic for earning authors.
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Teacher, Tutor, Agent, Advocate, Friend...
Click HERE to read Tom's story... and discover what a difference it can make to have dedicated advocates in your corner! Why go it alone when agents and tutors like Tom, and the resources of Preptorial, are there just for you? There's a reason every best selling author thanks their agent right after or before their significant other and family... because we ARE family!