Practical Writer From Inspiration to Publication

ISBN-10: 0142004006

ISBN-13: 9780142004005

Edition: 2004

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Description: Poets & Writers Magazinepresents the one book that every writer needs on the journey from the writing studio to publication. An essential volume from an organization renowned for providing reliable advice, The Practical Writeris filled with valuable information that will help emerging writers make intelligent choices and professional decisions at every stage of their careers. Filled with the insights and expertise of authors and other publishing insiders, it covers a range of topics: revising a manuscript, choosing a title, applying for grants, conducting research, evaluating an agent, understanding contracts, working with an editor, finding a literary community, promoting a book, and much more. With The Practical Writer, writers will know how to make the most of every aspect of their journey.

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 3/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: From Inspiration to Publication
Concepts of Craft: Imagination's Many Forms
Fiction vs. Nonfiction: Wherein Lies the Truth?
Paths and Pearls: A Poet Ponders Memoir and Lyric
On Essays, Literature's Most Misunderstood Form
The Lingerie Theory of Narration
Stuff: The Power of the Tangible
Push Hands: Balancing Resistance and Revision
The Trouble with Titles
Initial Contact: Getting Your Work off Your Desk and onto Someone Else's
Loose Bottoms: On Becoming Ready to Send Your Work Out
Submission Strategy and Protocol
Little and Literary
The Glossies
How to Read Rejection
How to Get a Grant
Building Your Team: How to Work Well with Publishing Professionals
How to Land an Agent: Strategies for the Search
Negotiate Your First Book Contract Without Losing Your Deal, Your Future, or Your Mind
Editor Etiquette
Midlist and Other Fictions
Publicity Primer
How to Win Friends and Influence Booksellers
How Lucky Can You Get ... and Other Things No One Tells You
Meeting Your Public (and Getting Them to Buy Your Book)
Publicity for Your Small Press Title
Techno Promo: Are You Ready for Digital Marketing?
Bookstore Appearances and Speaking Engagements
How to Give a Rousing Reading
Slam Your Way Across America
Jobs in the Field: Lots of Reward, Little Pay
So You Want to Start a Literary Magazine?
Editing Lit Mags Online
How to Start a Reading Series
Tales of a Literary Saloon Keeper
Balancing Act: Teaching Creative Writing
Why I Write
App.: Grants & Awards
App.: Conferences & Residencies
App.: Resources for Writers
App.: Notes on Contributors
App.: About Poets & Writers, Inc
Index
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