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Sally Stuart's Guide to Getting Published Secret Strategies, Sane Advice, Practical Help

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ISBN-10: 0877883319

ISBN-13: 9780877883319

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sally Stuart

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Every Writer Needs One Book that Jump-Starts a Writing Career. This Book Is It. In this one-stop writing resources, Sally Stuart will tell you how to: •Find the publisher you want •Write a professional query letter or book proposal •Approach and work with editors •Decipher copyright and tax laws •Negotiate contracts •Manage the writing life •Set up a home office •Develop your book and article ideas With practical tips and anecdotes, technical details and legal helps, this essential compendium provides the information every writer needs to get in print and stay in print. Whether you are just beginning or you have been published for years and want to polish up on a few fine points, this is…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction
How to Use This Book
On Getting Started
So You Want to Be a Writer?
Work Habits
Goal Setting
Journal Writing
Reading
Honing Your Craft
Finding Ideas
Resources for Writers
Writers' Groups
Writers' Conferences
Start with Articles
Finding Your Voice
Professionalism
Am I Really a Writer?
Writer's Block
Specialize or Diversify?
Recognizing Salable Themes
Criticism
On the Basics
Counting Words
Cover Letter
Editor-Author Relationships
Fog Index (Reading Level)
Typeface
Mailing Guidelines
Mailing Guidelines: Foreign Countries
Manuscript Format for Periodicals
Rejection Slips
Submission Guidelines
Tear Sheets
Tracking Submissions
On the Business of Writing
Rights and Reprints
Copyright Law: The Basics
Copyright Law: Fair Use and Permissions
Income Tax: The Basics
Libel
Pen Names, or Pseudonyms
Plagiarism, Piracy, or Infringement?
On Setting Up an Office: Paper and Electronic
Office Setup
Organizing Papers and Files
Office Supplies
Do I Need a Computer?
Email
Internet
Internet Research
On Part-time/Full-time Freelancing
Can I Make a Living at Writing?
When/How to Take the Leap to Full-time
On Time Management/Self-Discipline
Finding Time to Write
Friends and Family and the Writer
Setting Goals
Meeting Goals
Managing Time
To-Do List
Time Wasters
Qualities of Time
On Marketing
Marketing: A Business
Market Guide
Understanding the Market
Market Plan for Periodicals
Market Plan for Books
Sample Copies, Book Catalogs, and Writers' Guidelines
Foreign Marketing
Theme Lists
Trends
On Writing for Periodicals
Article Types
Sidebars
Holiday/Seasonal Submissions
Poetry Submissions
Article Idea Form
Query Letter vs. Complete Manuscript
Writing a Query Letter
Sending a Complete Manuscript
Dealing with Photos and Illustrations
Article Contracts
On the Writing of Books
Nonfiction Books: How to Begin
Nonfiction Book Proposal
Fiction Book: How to Begin
Fiction Book Proposal
Book Manuscript Preparation
Do I Need an Agent?
Collaboration
Ghostwriting
Indexing
Book Contracts
Marketing Form
Promoting Your Book
When Your Book Goes Out-of-Print
If Your Publisher Goes Out of Business
On Writing for Specialty Markets
Beyond Articles: Other Opportunities for Writers
On Writing 101
Anecdotes
First-Person Narration
Leads
Middles and Endings
Point of View
Referring to Scripture
Research
Self-Editing
Show, Don't Tell
Titles
Transitions
On Publishing Alternatives
Should You Pay for Your Book?
Types of Author-Funded Publishing Ventures
Glossary of Terms
Resources for Writers
Index