Writing Fiction For Dummies

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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel

So you want to write a novel? Great That's a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don't settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you'll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies

  • Strategic Planning Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers.
  • Writing Powerful Fiction Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear.

Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen--if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

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ISBN-13: 9780470530702
ISBN-10: 0470530707
Pagini: 384
Dimensiuni: 191 x 234 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.56 kg
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly 340,000 writers, editors, and authors currently in the U.S. and that number is expected to continue to rise, with a projected 47,000 more jobs in the field to be created by 2016. Writing Fiction For Dummies caters to beginning writers who aspire to fiction greatness, as well as writers who are already in the field who want to brush up on their skills and learn new techniques for crafting their words.