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Thanks, But This Isn't for Us: A (Sort Of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing Is Being Rejected

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A fun, practical guide that reveals the essentials of good fiction and memoir writing by exposing the most common mistakes literary writers make.

All great works of fiction and memoir are unique — but most bad novels, stories, and memoirs have a lot in common. From clunky dialogue to poorly sketched-out characters, sagging pacing to exaggerated prose, these beginners' mistakes drive any agent or editor to their stock rejection letter, telling the aspiring writer Thanks, But This isn't for Us, and leaving many to wonder what exactly it is that they're doing wrong.

Veteran writing coach, developmental editor, and writing instructor Jessica Page Morrell will fill in the gaps in every rejection letter you've ever received. In Thanks, But This Isn't for Us, Morrell uses her years of experience to isolate the specific errors beginners make, including the pitfalls of unrealistic dialogue, failing to "show, not tell", and over-the-top plot twists. These are just a few of the problems that keep writers from breaking through with their work. Sympathetic and humane, but pulling no punches, Thanks, But This Isn't for Us shows writers precisely where they've gone wrong and how to get on the right track.

In sixteen to-the-point chapters, with checklists, exercises, takeaway tips, and a glossary, Morrell helps readers transcend these mistakes so that they don't have to learn the hard way: with another rejection letter.

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Morrell, an editor, has led numerous writing workshops. Her experience and expertise are apparent in this volume, which clearly addresses the elements that make good fiction, including ways to develop the different parts of a story and its characters, how to write and edit dialogue, and generally how to succeed as a writer. Her lists of the things that drive an editor crazy--with lots of specific examples that will make anyone cringe--will hit home with every reader and are an especially useful aspect of what is, overall, a very helpful guide. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Jessica Page Morrell is the author of Bullies, Bastards & Bitches: How to Write the Bad Guys in Fiction and The Writer's I Ching: Wisdom for the Creative Life . She works as a developmental editor and was formerly the writing expert at an online magazine. She has contributed articles to The Writer and Writer's Digest magazines, as well as several newspapers. Morrell teaches writing at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and leads a series of workshops in the Northwest.

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amandahugnkiss61, September 14, 2009 (view all comments by amandahugnkiss61)
This sounds like an awesome read! Looking forward to reading it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781585427215
Author:
Morrell, Jessica Page
Publisher:
Tarcher
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.14x5.58x.98 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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