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ISBN13: 9780312354282
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How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format:

• How she comes up with such remarkable characters

• How she nails the perfect name every time

• How she finds out insider details

• Just how she sets up those masterful plots

• What the life of a full-time writer is really like

• What shed tell an aspiring author about the publishing industry

• And much, much more!

This book details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction—from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series. It offers practical and inspiring advice on such subjects as structuring a plot and handling rejection. And it combines one of todays most successful fiction writers with a published non-fiction writer who teaches creative fiction. HOW I WRITE is the perfect reference for anyone looking to improve their writing, and for those fans who are hungry to find out more about just how Janet Evanovich ticks.

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Evanovich details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction--from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series.

Synopsis:

From #1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich comes a book of questions and answers about writing that every aspiring writer will want to hear

Synopsis:

How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format:

• How she comes up with such remarkable characters

• How she nails the perfect name every time

• How she finds out insider details

• Just how she sets up those masterful plots

• What the life of a full-time writer is really like

• What she'd tell an aspiring author about the publishing industry

• And much, much more!

This book details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction--from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series. It offers practical and inspiring advice on such subjects as structuring a plot and handling rejection. And it combines one of today's most successful fiction writers with a published non-fiction writer who teaches creative fiction. HOW I WRITE is the perfect reference for anyone looking to improve their writing, and for those fans who are hungry to find out more about just how Janet Evanovich ticks.

About the Author

JANET EVANOVICH is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, including Twelve Sharp.

INA YALOF is a full-time writer with eight published books and countless magazine articles. She teaches writing at Dartmouth College's continuing education program.

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salliforth, September 15, 2007 (view all comments by salliforth)
Fans of Janet Evanovich will love this book! Aptly named, it is not a general writing 'how to' book, but a book in which Evanovich answers readers' questions about her writing process. Want to know who inspired the character Grandma Mazur? Why Stephanie always blows up a car in every book and ends up in Big Blue the indestructible Buick? What a Bad-boy Hero is? How and why Evanovich transititioned from Romance to Mystery? Then this is the book for you. It also has writing tips throughout and lists of writing resources in the back of the book.
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salliforth, September 15, 2007 (view all comments by salliforth)
Fans of Janet Evanovich will love this book! Aptly named, it is not a general writing 'how to' book, but a book in which Evanovich answers readers' questions about her writing process. Want to know who inspired the character Grandma Mazur? Why Stephanie always blows up a car in every book and ends up in Big Blue the indestructible Buick? What a Bad-boy Hero is? How and why Evanovich transititioned from Romance to Mystery? This is the book for you. It also has writing tips and lists of resources in the back of the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312354282
Author:
Evanovich, Janet
Publisher:
Griffin
With:
Evanovich, Alex
With:
Yalof, Ina L.
Author:
Yalof, Ina
Author:
Yalof, Ina L.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 CDs, 4.5 hours
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.22 x 5.48 x 0.72 in

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"Synopsis" by , Evanovich details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction--from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series.
"Synopsis" by ,
From #1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich comes a book of questions and answers about writing that every aspiring writer will want to hear

"Synopsis" by ,
How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format:

• How she comes up with such remarkable characters

• How she nails the perfect name every time

• How she finds out insider details

• Just how she sets up those masterful plots

• What the life of a full-time writer is really like

• What she'd tell an aspiring author about the publishing industry

• And much, much more!

This book details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction--from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series. It offers practical and inspiring advice on such subjects as structuring a plot and handling rejection. And it combines one of today's most successful fiction writers with a published non-fiction writer who teaches creative fiction. HOW I WRITE is the perfect reference for anyone looking to improve their writing, and for those fans who are hungry to find out more about just how Janet Evanovich ticks.

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