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Your First Novel : A Published Author and a Top Agent Share the Keys to Achieving Your Dream
by Ann Rittenberg and Laura Whitcomb and Dennis Lehane


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In Your First Novel , novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the skills you need to write your dream novel and the savvy business know-how to get it published. In this all-in-one resource, you'll discover essential novel-writing techniques, such as:

  • How to best structure your research so that you can save time later
  • How to card your story before you start writing
  • What to consider when developing your cast of characters
  • How to adapt classic story structures to fit your own ideas

and insider information on what it takes to get published, including:

  • What agents do at those three-hour power lunchesand how it affects you
  • What makes an agent instantly reject a manuscript
  • How to correctly translate submission guidelines
  • What happens if you get multiple offersor no offers at all

Plus, learn about the publishing process from the firsthand accounts of such noted authors as Dennis Lehane, Kathryn Harrison, Jim Fusilli, Kathleen George, and others

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More About Your First Novel by Ann Rittenberg; Laura Whitcomb; Dennis Lehane
 
 
 
Overview

In Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the skills you need to write your dream novel and the savvy business know-how to get it published. In this all-in-one resource, you'll discover essential novel-writing techniques, such as:

  • How to best structure your research so that you can save time later
  • How to card your story before you start writing
  • What to consider when developing your cast of characters
  • How to adapt classic story structures to fit your own ideas

and insider information on what it takes to get published, including:

  • What agents do at those three-hour power lunchesand how it affects you
  • What makes an agent instantly reject a manuscript
  • How to correctly translate submission guidelines
  • What happens if you get multiple offersor no offers at all

Plus, learn about the publishing process from the firsthand accounts of such noted authors as Dennis Lehane, Kathryn Harrison, Jim Fusilli, Kathleen George, and others

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781582973883
  • ISBN-10: 1582973881
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • Publish Date: September 2006
  • Page Count: 297


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