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How to Write and Sell Your First Novel

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ISBN-10: 0898797705

ISBN-13: 9780898797701

Edition: 3rd 1997 (Revised)

Authors: Oscar Collier, Frances S. Leighton

List price: $16.99
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Newly revised and updated, Collier and Leighton's guide to writing and publishing a novel in today's complex market features 12 case histories of first novel success, detailing how each book was conceived and sold.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The Heart of It
Mainstream? Crime? Literary? Science Fiction? What Kind of Novel Do You Want to Write?
Do I Start With the Characters or the Plot?
Four Steps Are All It Takes
Profanity, Sex Scenes and Other Puzzlers
Gearing Up and Writing It
Editing Your Manuscript
Selling and Contracts and Money, Oh My!
The Publishers and Editors
They Weren't Always Superstars: How Six Famous Novelists Got Started
Writing About What You Know
Collaborating With an Expert
Genre Novelists
From Businessman to Novelist
Chasing a $50,000 Advance
Conversations With Five New Novelists
Final Checklist: Seven Do's and Seven Don'ts for First Novelists
Further Reading and References