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...
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.
- 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