Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author: Randy Ingermanson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470585234
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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Author: Deborah Halverson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118092902
Size: 78.63 MB
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Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Creative Writing For Dummies

Author: Maggie Hamand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119992443
Size: 57.51 MB
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Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

Writing A Novel And Getting Published For Dummies Uk

Author: George Green
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118910443
Size: 25.50 MB
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Learn to: Craft a winning manuscript Troubleshoot and edit your work Prepare your manuscript for publication Find a good agent to represent you Negotiate the best possible deal Turn your aspiration into reality with this completelyupdated guide If you’ve always wanted to write that great novel, butnever knew where to start, look no further! With a published authoradvising you on how to write well and a literary agent providinginsight into getting a publishing deal, this updated guide givesyou the inside track on the art and science of breaking into thefiction-publishing industry. Taking you step by step from conceptto contract, this book provides the tools you need to tell yourstory with skill and approach agents and publishers withconfidence. Dive in — check out how to combine your natural talentwith the writing techniques used by successful authors Establish a firm foundation — construct your basic story,plot and structure Examine the key elements — create characters, developdialogue, explore relationships and insert conflict Fine-tune and finish up — discover tips on adding detail,creativity and flair while bringing your work to a close Get published — take the next step by weighing up yourpublishing options, working with agents and negotiating deals Find out more — check out additional advice, like themost common mistakes you need to avoid, and tips from publishedauthors Open the book and find: Tips for getting started Creative ways to develop plots, storylines, characters anddialogue The seven basic stories and how to put them to work Tricks for crafting a great ending to your novel How to prepare your manuscript for editing and publishing The lowdown on the business side of publishing

Write Fiction Stories A Creative Writing Guide

Author: Fiction Writing
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781707420247
Size: 39.89 MB
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This Flash Fiction Writing guide is perfect for those who love to write stories and need a helpful guide to get their creative ideas flowing. Jot down ideas for your novel, short story, children's book, teen novel. Encourage young writer's to get started on their creative writing and use this guide to make your next fictional masterpiece!

Advanced Writing

Author: Wells Earl Draughon
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469739816
Size: 12.19 MB
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Reader and audience appeal, global constraints, large-scale desiderata, dynamics, consummation scenes, characters, relationships, structure, embodiment, voice, the line level. Developing and testing a theory of writing. Discusses such topics as originality, credibility, contrivance, crudeness, monotony, repetition. Story appeal, story impact. Threat, hope, need to know, tension and pace. Character realization, character identification, character appeal, repellant characters, character change, character and dynamics, a group as a character. The reality of relationships, the identity of relationships, the appeal of relationships, relationships and dynamics. Architecture, design, types of structure, sequential structuring, story steps, the set-up, openings, endings. Embodiment, scene appeal, scene impact. Micro-dynamics. Point of view. Voice. Showing, telling and doing. Setting. Titles. Comedy.

Writing Fiction

Author: Janet Burroway
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780321364050
Size: 34.26 MB
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American Women Writing Fiction

Author: Mickey Pearlman
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081315782X
Size: 39.99 MB
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American literature is no longer the refuge of the solitary hero. Like the society it mirrors, it is now a far richer, many-faceted explication of a complicated and diverse society -- racially, culturally, and ethnically interwoven and at the same time fractured and fractious. Ten women writing fiction in America today -- Toni Cade Bambara, Joan Didion, Louise Erdrich, Gail Godwin, Mary Gordon, Alison Lurie, Joyce Carol Oates, Jayne Anne Phillips, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, and Mary Lee Settle -- represent that geographic, ethnic, and racial diversity that is distinctively American. Their differing perspectives on literature and the American experience have produced Erdrich's stolid North Dakota plainswomen; Didion's sun-baked dreamers and screamers; the urban ethnics -- Irish, Jewish, and black -- of Gordon, Schaeffer, and Bambara; Oates's small-town, often violent, neurotics; Lurie's intellectual sophisticates; and the southern survivors and victims, male and female, of Phillips, Settle, and Godwin. The ten original essays in this collection focus on the traditional themes of identity, memory, family, and enclosure that pervade the fiction of these writers. The fictional women who emerge here, as these critics show, are often caught in the interwoven strands of memory, perceive literal and emotional space as entrapping, find identity elusive and frustrating, and experience the interweaving of silence, solitude, and family in complex patterns. Each essay in this collection is followed by bibliographies of works by and about the writer in question that will be invaluable resources for scholars and general readers alike. Here is a readable critical discussion of ten important contemporary novelists who have broadened the pages of American literature to reflect more clearly the people we are.

Writing Fiction A User Friendly Guide

Author: James Essinger
Publisher: The Conrad Press
ISBN: 1912924005
Size: 63.16 MB
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Writing Fiction is a little pot of gold... "Screenplay" by Syd Field for film, "Writing Fiction" by James Essinger for fiction. It's that simple.' William Osborne, novelist and screenwriter 'Writing Fiction – a user-friendly guide' is a must-read if you want to write stories to a professional standard. It draws on the author's more than thirty years of experience as a professional writer, and on the work and ideas of writers including: — Anthony Burgess — Joseph Conrad — George Eliot — Ken Follett — Frederick Forsyth — Dan Harmon — Ernest Hemingway — David Lodge — Norman Mailer — John Milton — Ben Parker — J.K. Rowling — William Shakespeare — Martin Cruz Smith — J.R.R. Tolkien The twenty-four chapters cover every important matter you need to know about, including: devising a compelling story, creating and developing characters, plotting, 'plants', backstory, suspense, dialogue, 'show' and 'tell', and how to make your novel more real than reality. Also featuring special guest advice from legendary screenwriter Bob Gale, who wrote the three immortal 'Back to the Future' movies (1985, 1989 and 1990), and novelist and screenwriter William Osborne, whose many screen credits include the co-writing of the blockbuster 'Twins' (1988), this highly entertaining book gives you all the advice and practical guidance you need to make your dream of becoming a published fiction writer come true.

Writing Fiction

Author: August William Derleth
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN:
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