Writing Fiction for Dummies

Writing Fiction for Dummies

Book - 2010
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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.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., c2010
ISBN: 9780470530702
0470530707
Branch Call Number: 808.3 I47w 2010
Characteristics: xviii, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Economy, Peter

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