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Beginning Writer's Answer Book : 30th Anniversary Edition - Completely Revised and Updated - Jane Friedman

Beginning Writer's Answer Book

30th Anniversary Edition - Completely Revised and Updated

By: Jane Friedman (Editor)

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Features 1,000 answers to the most commonly asked writing questions. Edited by the experts at Writer's Digest Magazine Offers submission techniques for all types of writing - from books and articles to poems, scripts, greeting cards, and songs.

Handily organised into specific subject areas so writers can find what they need fast. This indispensable resource offers basic information that beginning writers in all genres need to know to further their craft and careers.

Revised and updated for the new millennium, this book answers questions about the book and magazine market place and provides in-depth answers to such questions as

How do I submit my work to an agent? and Can I submit my work to more than one publisher at a time?

This book is a must-have resource for the beginning writer.

About the Editor

Jane Friedman is editorial director of Writer's Digest Books and Writer's Market annuals.



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As for writers handbooks this is Ok


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I went through a phase of reading every 'advice to writers' manual and this was one of the average ones. Not overly disappointing, but not great.

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Do I have what it takes?p. 4
Do I need further education?p. 19
What do they mean when they say ...?p. 33
How do I get published?p. 42
How do I format and submit my work?p. 60
How do I find an agent?p. 71
Why am I getting rejected?p. 84
How do book publishers work?p. 92
How can I write a successful novel?p. 107
How do I sell my nonfiction book?p. 125
How do I write and sell articles?p. 136
How do I start a freelance career?p. 163
How do I conduct effective research?p. 182
How do I conduct a strong interview?p. 191
How do I revise?p. 208
What are my rights?p. 216
What are the rights of others?p. 224
Can I use other people's names and stories?p. 237
Should I use a pen name?p. 244
When and how do I provide art?p. 248
Should I collaborate on a project?p. 256
What business know-how do I need?p. 262
How do I write and sell short fiction?p. 270
How do I publish my poetry?p. 283
How do I break in to children's writing?p. 299
How do I market my scripts?p. 309
How do I sell my songs?p. 316
How do I write for newspapers?p. 323
Should I self-publish my book?p. 331
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ISBN: 9781582973654
ISBN-10: 1582973652
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 423
Published: 19th August 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.649
Edition Number: 30