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Complete Guide to Writing Fiction / Nonfiction and Getting it Published

Complete Guide to Writing Fiction / Nonfiction and Getting it Published - 2nd edition

Complete Guide to Writing Fiction / Nonfiction and Getting it Published - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780131610194

ISBN10: 0131610198

Complete Guide to Writing Fiction / Nonfiction and Getting it Published by Pat Kubis and Bob Howland - ISBN 9780131610194
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 90
Copyright: 1990
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1990
International: No
Complete Guide to Writing Fiction / Nonfiction and Getting it Published by Pat Kubis and Bob Howland - ISBN 9780131610194

ISBN13: 9780131610194

ISBN10: 0131610198

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 90

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Summary

A comprehensive exploration of fiction and nonfiction -- from the fundamentals of writing simply and directly to preparing a complete manuscript to approaching a publisher.

Topics covered include: selecting characters; using classic "hooks," creating effective dialog; developing theme fiction, fantasy, and sagas; do's and dont's of query letters; writing an interview; finding an agent; and analyzing contracts and royalties.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Dynamics of Plot.

2. Viewpoint: The Magic Key to Publishing.

3. How to Open a Short Story or Novel.

4. The Art of Creating Three-Dimensional Characters.

5. How to Create Effective Dialogue.

6. How to Develop a Good Style.

7. How to Create Settings.

8. How to Create the Story: Scene, Summary, and Transition.

9. How to Get Back and Forth in Time.

10. Theme--What's It All About?

11. Do Titles Really Matter?

12. Research Made Easy.

13. Article Writing: How to Begin.

14. How to Write the Query Letter.

15. Writing the Article.

16. The Art of Magazine Characterization.

17. The Interview Article.

18. Whom Are You Writing For -- And Why?

19. How to Approach a Publishing House.

20. How to Develop the Proposal (Nonfiction), The Synopsis (Fiction).

21. Everything about Literary Agents.

22. Whee -- You received a Contract -- Now What?

Index.

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