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Publisher Comments:

Even the most famous novelists had to start somewhere. Now you can make your start - successfully - with this book.

Literary agent Oscar Collier and successful freelance writer Frances Spatz Leighton team up to give you practical, specific advice on how to write your first novel and get it published. You'll find 100 expert tips, including:

Solid Writing Instruction

choose the kind of novel you want to write

make characters, dialogue and plot work together to keep your reader (and prospective editor) turning the pages

determine how many characters your story needs

establish a daily writing routine that works for you - and gets your novel finished

revise, edit and prepare your manuscript for submission

Expert Marketing Advice

the pros and cons of using an agent - and how to represent yourself if you so choose

contract negotiations

publicity and self-promotion basics

Actual Case Histories

Conversations with Five New Novelists, a chapter dedicated to enlightening and inspiring interviews with newly published authors

valuable insight into the working methods, attitudes and specific strategies superstar novelists used to get published - to help you start building your own success

This book should inspire many yearners to start writing and stop talking about doing so. It is rich with tactical, down-to-earth information on how to write novels and content with agents and publishers.

-Howard Cady, former editor-in-chief of Little, Brown; Putnam's; and Holt, Rhinehart & Winston

Synopsis:

Second revised edition of a guide to writing and publishing a successful novel in today's complicated market. The book gives case histories of first novel success, detailing exactly how the book was created and sold. Included are tips from now-famous novelists on how they made their first sale and practical ideas on manuscript presentation.

Synopsis:

Newly revised and updated, this guide reveals the keys to writing and publishing a successful novel in today's complicated market. Collier and Leighton combine their years of publishing experience with the success strategies of 22 accomplished authors.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-254) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780898797701
With:
Leighton, Frances Spatz
Author:
Leighton, Frances Spatz
Author:
Morrell, David
Author:
Collier, Oscar
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Location:
Cincinnati, OH :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
no. 601
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.95x6.05x.83 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Second revised edition of a guide to writing and publishing a successful novel in today's complicated market. The book gives case histories of first novel success, detailing exactly how the book was created and sold. Included are tips from now-famous novelists on how they made their first sale and practical ideas on manuscript presentation.
"Synopsis" by , Newly revised and updated, this guide reveals the keys to writing and publishing a successful novel in today's complicated market. Collier and Leighton combine their years of publishing experience with the success strategies of 22 accomplished authors.
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