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  • Author(s) Randy Ingermanson / Peter Economy
  • Edition1
  • Published13th November 2009
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
  • ISBN9780470530702
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.

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  • Author(s) Randy Ingermanson / Peter Economy
  • Edition1
  • Published13th November 2009
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
  • ISBN9780470530702
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.

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