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Writing A Novel And Getting Published For Dummies - George Green

Writing A Novel And Getting Published For Dummies

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Published: 13th April 2007
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Includes advice on perfecting dialogue, plot, and endings

Turn your bright idea into a brilliant novel

With a published author advising you on how to write a great novel, and a literary agent on how to get a publishing deal, this guide gives you the complete inside track on the art and science of breaking into the fiction publishing industry. It takes you step-by-step from concept to contract so you have all the tools you need to tell your story with skill, and approach agents and publishers with confidence.

- Structure your novel
- Develop believable characters
- Put the seven basic stories to work
- Troubleshoot and edit your work
- Get a good agent
- Negotiate a deal

"takes readers through every aspect of the writing process, from planning a novel and getting started, through to securing a publishing contract." (Publishing News (Main), Friday 18th May)

Introduction.

Part I: Starting Out.

Chapter 1: Entering the Writer's World.

Chapter 2: Meshing Your Talent and Technique.

Chapter 3 : Getting to the Writing.

Part II: Building from the Basics.

Chapter 4: Following the Hero's Journey.

Chapter 5: Scheming and Plotting: Using Stories.

Chapter 6: Considering the Grand Concept.

Chapter 7: Structuring the Story.

Part III: Examining the Elements.

Chapter 8: Creating Characters.

Chapter 9: Exploring Relationships.

Chapter 10: Talking about Dialogue.

Chapter 11: Including Conflict.

Part IV: Fine-Tuning and Finishing Up.

Chapter 12: Adding Depth and Detail.

Chapter 13: Getting Creative.

Chapter 14: Ending and Editing.

Part V: Publishing.

Chapter 15: Entering the World of Publishing.

Chapter 16: Finding an Agent.

Chapter 17: Preparing for Publication.

Chapter 18: Coping with the Business Side of Being an Author.

Chapter 19: Going it Alone: Self-Publishing.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Top Tips for Writers.

Chapter 21: Ten Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.

Chapter 22: Ten Novels You Need to Read and Why.

Chapter 23: Ten Tips from Published Authors.

Index.

ISBN: 9780470059104
ISBN-10: 0470059109
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 13th April 2007
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 19.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.6