The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

Author: Writer's Digest Editors
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781440348457
Release Date: 2017-01-13
Genre: Reference

Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully revised edition includes an updated marketing section for navigating the unique challenges and possibilities of the evolving literary marketplace. Inside you'll find new essays from dozens of best-selling authors and publishing professionals detailing how to: Master the elements of fiction, from plot and character to dialogue and point of view Develop a unique voice and sensibility in your writing Manage the practical aspects of writing, from overcoming writer's block to revising your work Determine the key elements for success in every genre Find an agent, market your work, and get published--or self-publish--successfully You'll also find interviews with some of the world's finest and most popular writers, including David Baldacci, Lee Child, Robert Crais, Khaled Hosseini, Hugh Howey, Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, George R.R. Martin, Jojo Moyes, Anne Rice, Jane Smiley, and Garth Stein. Their insights on the craft and business of fiction will provide you with invaluable mentorship as you embark on your writing journey. The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing is your go-to guide for every aspect of creating a bestseller.

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

Author: Meg Leder
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: UCSC:32106018407939
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A compendium of articles, essays, and interviews explore the craft, art, and process of fiction writing, along with practical advice and creative tips from Sue Grafton, Richard Russo, Janet Fitch, Octavia Butler, Terry Butler, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, Tom Clancy, and other notable novelists. Original.

The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing

Author: Editors of Writer's Digest Books
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582979588
Release Date: 2010-08-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Get advice from the best in the business on every part of the novel writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 2nd Edition, you'll learn from the invaluable advice of established writers. Discover new ways to generate ideas, implement intriguing techniques, and find the inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully-revised edition includes a revamped marketing section that covers the unique challenges of today's publishing market and the boundless opportunities of online promotion. Inside you'll find expert advice from dozens of bestselling authors and publishing professionals on how to: Master the elements of fiction, from plot and characters to dialogue and point of view Develop a unique voice and sensibility in your writing Manage the practical aspects of writing, from overcoming writer's block to revising your work Determine what elements your story needs to succeed in a particular genre - science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, inspirational, romance (mainstream and Christian), or historical fiction Find an agent, market your work, and get published - or self-publish - successfully You'll also find interviews with some of the world's finest writers, including Margaret Atwood, Tom Clancy, Brock Clarke, Cory Doctorow, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth George, Jerry Jenkins, Stephen King, Megan McCafferty, Audrey Niffenegger, Joyce Carol Oates, Chuck Palahniuk, James Patterson, Richard Russo, Anne Tyler, John Updike, and Kurt Vonnegut. Their words will provide you with the guidance and encouragement of your very own writing mentor. The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing is your one-stop resource for everything you need to know about the craft and business of creating a bestseller.

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399528288
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent

The Everything Guide To Writing A Novel

Author: Joyce Lavene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440523038
Release Date: 2004-09-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This step-by-step guide teaches you the tricks of the trade, with advice on all you need to know to compete in the world of fiction. Whether you are seeking to hone your writing style, shape an existing work-in-progress, or begin the submission process to publishers, successfully published novelists Joyce and Jim Lavene give you all you need to know to set you on the fast track to fulfilling your writing dreams! This authoritative guide shows you how to: Turn your creative idea into a sellable premise Build a strong plot Create realistic characters Develop a first draft Find an agent Market and sell your work to publishers Whether you're writing literary fiction, a terrifying thriller, a sweeping epic, or a passionate romance, The Everything Guide to Writing a Novel is your essential reference to creating the next bestseller!

Make an EBook

Author: Michael Boxwell
Publisher: Greenstream Publishing
ISBN: 9781907670114
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Reference

Creating an eBook and publishing for Kindle and other e-readers is straightforward, fun and profitable, but if you have never done it before, it can also be daunting. This book shows how you can create an eBook, get it on sale and then shows how free eBook marketing techniques can be used to promote and sell your eBooks around the world.

The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel

Author: Hallie Ephron
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440510632
Release Date: 2010-11-18
Genre: Reference

For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to first draft in only twenty-six weeks! This guide covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers. This practical guide takes you through the ins and outs of writing and publishing your first book, including how to: Create authentic characters, engaging plotlines, and believable settings Edit for tone, structure, and pacing Find the right agent Market and sell your work to publishers Build a career as a novelist Complete with writing exercises, inspiring examples, and expert advice from bestselling novelists, this book is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.

The Agents Directory

Author: Rachel Vater
Publisher: Emmis Books
ISBN: 1578601444
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Reference

Finding the right agent can be a bewildering, frustrating and byzantine process for beginners and experienced writers alike. How do you tell a good agent from a bad agent? What's the best way to approach an agent? What exactly does an agent do? InThe Agents Directory, editor-turned-agent Rachel Vater answers these questions and more. Unlike guides that have readers sifting through page after page of listings of agencies that aren't accepting new writers, won't read manuscripts, or will charge money up-front,The Agents Directory offers an exclusive guide to the best literary and script agents looking for new clients. Each listing provides detailed, up-to-date information about the type of work each agent accepts, clients he or she represents, recent sales, contact information, and the best way to submit work. Detailed instructions for writing a query letter, complete with sample queries, help readers make a great impression on an agent. A bonus directory to writing conferences across the US and Canada provides networking opportunities with other writers, agents, and editors.The Agents Directory also includes an extensive list of writer's organizations -- invaluable resources to support a commitment to writing.

The Complete Guide to Writing a Successful Screenplay

Author: Melissa Samaroo
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601386076
Release Date: 2015-02-06
Genre: Performing Arts

The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay outlines time saving tools to hone your writing, so you can attract Hollywood agents and producers. You will discover how to create (and stick to) a timeline and deadline, whether writing your screenplay is a full- or part-time job. Writing and pitching a screenplay is nothing like writing a novel, and this book presents screenplay-specific information vital for any aspiring film writer. This book discusses how to write great openings and endings the vital elements of a successful screenplay (and eventually movie) and how to create characters that grow and evolve as the plot thickens. One of the hardest parts of writing a screenplay is developing a solid dialogue, and this book takes you through, step-by-step, how to fine-tune your characters dialogue so it is not only believable but also well-written. Once your script is polished and perfect, you will need to pitch it to the public, and this book shows you how. You will grasp how to write a compelling query letter that is specifically geared to what agents are looking for, so your chances of getting represented are increased. Veteran screenwriters, television and film producers, agents, and directors have been interviewed for this book, and their experiences are showcased here, giving you their insider secrets on how to best write and sell your script. This book also contains an extensive resource section of production companies that are eager to receive and package your script, including the genre they are looking for, so you know exactly who to contact. If you are eager to jump into Hollywood as the next big thing in screenwriting, The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay will help you get there. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

The Scrapbooker s Guide to Business

Author: Kathy Steligo
Publisher: Kathy Steligo
ISBN: 0966979923
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE WANTS TO START A SCRAPBOOK BUSINESS??but not everyone knows how to go about doing it. Do you need a license? What's it really like to run a retail store? Will your spouse make a good partner? How do you patent a product? Can you profit from teaching classes, coordinating events, or making scrapbooks for others? This lighthearted guide has ideas, information, encouragement, and resources for nine different part-time and full-time business opportunities.Whether you want to invest a few hours and a few dollars, or make a significant investment and full-time commitment, The Scrapbooker's Guide To Business shows you how to: ?set goals and plan for success?choose the right business for you?convert your fears into confidence?calculate start-up costs?assess the competition?find customers?manage inventory?get started with a business plan ?get a business license and reseller's permit?set prices for your custom work?and much, much more

Writer s Guide to Book Proposals

Author: Anne Hart
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595316731
Release Date: 2004-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Here is your new author's guide to writing winning book proposals and query letters. Learn how to find free media publicity by selling solutions to universal problems. The samples and templates of proposals, query letters, cover letters, and press kits will help you launch your proposed book idea in the media long before you find a publisher. Use excerpts from your own book proposal's sample chapters as features, fillers, and columns for publications. Share experiences in carefully researched and crafted book proposals and query or cover letters. Use these templates and samples to get a handle on universal situations we all go through, find alternatives, use the results, take charge of challenges, and solve problems-all in your organized and focused book proposals, outlines, treatments, springboards, and query or cover letters.

Getting Your Book Published For Dummies

Author: Sarah Parsons Zackheim
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053621
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Genre: Education

There’s never been a better time to be an author. Books like the Harry Potter series create a media phenomenon, with people lining up and camping outside bookstores to purchase newly released titles. Yet book sales overall – not just those of mega-sellers – are on the rise, as more and more people seek knowledge and entertainment through reading. The Library of Congress currently registers about 60,000 new titles for copyright each year. 60,000 books by 60,000 authors. Imagine yourself as one. Getting Your Book Published For Dummies is your complete guide to realizing whatever gem of an idea you’ve been carrying with you. If you’ve ever thought, “this would make a really good book,” be it the next great American novel or a guide to naming babies, here’s your chance to put pen to paper and find out! Written from both sides of the editor’s desk – by a widely published writer and a HarperCollins veteran publisher – this guide puts in your hand the advice you need to: Pick an idea Approach the publisher Craft proposals and queries Work with agents, or act as your own Self-publish Negotiate a contract Create the actual book Sell your published book Full of examples, proposals, query letters, and war stories drawn from the authors’ extensive experience, Getting Your Book Published For Dummies shows you how to clear all the hurdles faced by today’s writers – freeing up precious time for you to refine your manuscript. You’ll get the inside scoop on: Titling your book Major publishers, smaller houses, niche publishers, university presses, and spiritual and religious publishers The 12 elements of a successful nonfiction proposal How editors read queries Submitting fiction Publishing outside the box And much more Getting Your Book Published For Dummies is the clear, A-Z handbook that makes the entire process plain and practicable. You don’t need to be a celebrity. You don’t need to be some kind of publishing insider. All you need to do is write.

The Travel Writer s Handbook

Author: Jacqueline Harmon Butler
Publisher: Agate Publishing
ISBN: 9781572847002
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Genre: Reference

Veteran travel writer Jacqueline Harmon Butler shows readers, one step at a time, how to research, write, and sell travel articles--but most importantly, she details what makes a travel article a winner. In this new edition, Butler updates her bestselling handbook for the 21st century with helpful tips on conducting Internet research, utilizing new advancements in digital photography and finding helpful applications on mobile phones. She also helps aspiring writers navigate the changing world of publishing by exploring blogging, new travel websites, and social media, all while discussing how best to expand your platform. She includes a brand new introduction to reflect the current state of the travel industry and the change in editors' needs. Butler covers all the nuts and bolts aspects of travel writing from pre-trip research, specific marketing strategies, and even includes 12 formats for travel articles with sure-fire appeal to editors and readers. She gives insightful and often humorous advice on pre- and post-trip topics like: • How to target your market before you begin • How to save time by doing background research before you leave • How to write queries and get assignments in advance • How to find new angles for overworked subjects • What to take along--from video equipment and laptops to travel documents • How to set up and conduct successful interviews • How to take advantage of freebies and junkets without “selling out” • How to sell what you write--and then sell it again

Think Like a Publisher

Author: Randy Davila
Publisher: Hierophant Publishing
ISBN: 9781938289170
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Straight Talk from a Publisher The publishing world has changed! An explosion in printed books, E-books, and self-publishing has contributed to more new titles coming to market than ever before. With so much happening, how does a new author stand out from the crowd? Not to mention turn a profit. In Think Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book, Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing & Hierophant Publishing, explains the nuances of the publishing industry in plain English, and gives authors all the tools necessary to be successful in today’s rapidly changing publishing world. Broken down into three easy to follow categories of Editorial, Marketing, and Business specific tips, Think Like a Publisher offers invaluable insight into how publishers think about manuscripts, marketing, and their partnership with the author. You will also learn: What publishers (and readers!) look for in a manuscript The most common new author writing mistakes—and how to avoid them The makings of a great book title and cover The pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing How to build your author platform and gain a following The ins and outs of the business side of publishing—contracts, royalties, agents, and more! For any writer who has felt intimidated by the prospect of bringing a book into the world, Think Like a Publisher offers a one-stop guide to understanding the publishing industry and what it takes to make your book a success!