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Writing Fiction For Dummies

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Offers step-by-step instruction on things an aspiring writer needs to know, from conducting research to crafting a unique manuscript to finding an agent. This hands-on resource offers guidance in how and what to research, how to devise a plot, ways to use engaging dialogue and vo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780470530702
Barcode 9780470530702
Published 13 November 2009 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Ingermanson, Randy
By Economy, Peter
Series For Dummies
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ISBN-13 9780470530702
ISBN-10 0470530707
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publication Date 13 November 2009
International Publication Date 1 December 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Ingermanson, Randy
By Economy, Peter
Series For Dummies
Category Creative Writing & Creative Writing Guides
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 554g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Fiction - Authorship, Creative writing, Fiction - Technique
NBS Text Usage & Writing Guides
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 808.3
Catalogue Code 82126

Description of this Book

This book offers the tricks of the trade to writing compelling, concise fiction. So you want to write a novel? This easy-to-follow guide provides step-by-step instruction on everything an aspiring writer needs to know, from conducting research to crafting a unique manuscript to finding an agent. Even if you've had no formal training, this hands-on resource will show you how to get your ideas down and make your publishing dreams come true. Inside you'll find expert guidance in how and what to research; how to devise a plot; ways to use engaging dialogue and voice, and much more. You'll discover how to make your words jump off the page, create characters that resonate, and put together your manuscript for submission to publishers. Plus, you'll see how to plan a daily writing schedule and overcome writer's block. The book features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions in writing a compelling novel and preparing it for the publishing world; teaches you how to effectively read fiction in order to enhance your writing skills; helps you structure, format, and present your proposal or manuscript; and, explains business practices between authors, agents, publishers, and booksellers. Whether you're starting a first draft or trying to finish your novel, Writing Fiction For Dummies is your savvy guide to navigating the entire publishing process and turning your dream into a well-written, saleable book.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <span style= font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial , sans-serif ; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: EN-US; >'...an easy-to-follow guide providing step-by-step instructions...' (Writers Forum, December 2009).

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Author's Bio

Randy Ingermanson is the award-winning author of six novels. He is known around the world as the Snowflake Guy, thanks to his Web site article on the Snowflake method, which has been viewed more than a million times. Before venturing into fiction, Randy earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley. Randy has taught fiction at numerous writing conferences and sits on the advisory board of American Christian Fiction Writers. He also publishes the world?s largest e-zine on how to write fiction, The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine. Randy?s first two novels won Christy awards, and his second novel Oxygen, coauthored with John B. Olson, earned a spot on the New York Public Library?s Books for the Teen Age list. Visit Randy?s personal Web site at www.ingermanson.com and his Web site for fiction writers at www.AdvancedFictionWriting.com. Peter Economy of La Jolla, California, is a bestselling author with 11 For Dummies titles under his belt, including two second editions and one third edition. Peter is coauthor of Writing Children?s Books For Dummies, Home-Based Business For Dummies, Consulting For Dummies, Why Aren?t You Your Own Boss?, The Management Bible, and many more books. Peter also serves as Associate Editor of Leader to Leader, the Apex Award-winning journal of the Leader to Leader Institute. Check out Peter?s Web site at www.petereconomy.com.

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