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Writing Fiction for Dummies
by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy


Overview - A complete guide to writing and selling your novel

So you want to write a novel? Great That's aworthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don't settle forjust writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend tosell to a publisher.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A complete guide to writing and selling your novel

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

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

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


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780470530702
  • ISBN-10: 0470530707
  • Publisher: For Dummies
  • Publish Date: December 2009
  • Page Count: 362
  • Dimensions: 8.96 x 7.58 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.24 pounds

Series: For Dummies

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