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    ISBN: 978-0-470-53070-2
    384 pages
    December 2009

    A complete guide to writing and selling your novel

    So you want to write a novel?
    Great! Thatís a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But donít 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 youíll 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 happenóif you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.




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