Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

ISBN-10: 1582971595

ISBN-13: 9781582971599

Edition: 2002

Authors: Meg Leder, Jack Heffron, Writer's Digest Staff

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This title for fiction writers covers: crafting a story, using descriptive writing to break through writer's block, mastering genres and getting an agent.
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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The Craft
The Philosophy of Plot
The Plot Thickens
What I Stole From the Movies
The Fifty-Page Dash
Find Your Novel's Missing Links
Don't Just Conclude the Plot ... Nail the Landing
Who's Afraid of Point of View?
Creating Four-Dimensional Characters
Seven Tools for Talk
The Art
Mastering Fiction's First Rule
What Your Story Says
Killer-Diller Details Bring Fiction to Life
Sense and Sensuality
Why True-Life Stories Often Don't Make Good Fiction
Fiction's Connecting Link: Emotion
Location, Location, Location: Depicting Character Through Place
The More and Less of Writing Humorous Fiction
The Process
How to Start
The Use of the Journal in Writing a Novel
Pump Up Your Creativity
Breaking Through Writer's Block
"Murder Your Darlings"
A Four-Step Plan for Revision
Twenty-One Tweaks to a Better Tale
What to Do About Criticism
The Genres
Literary or Commercial?
Writing the World of Fantasy
Once Upon a Character
Innovation in Horror
The Who in Whodunits
Writing Suspense That'll "Kill" Your Readers
Keeping Them in Suspense
Inside Christian Fiction
The Basics of Romance
The Marketplace
The Search Begins: Finding Agents and Editors
To Fee or Not to Fee
"Study the Market!"
Commanding Book Proposals: The Rejection Slip's Greatest Enemy
Producing a Knockout Novel Synopsis
Marketing Your Novel: The Ten Commandments
Understanding the Digital Revolution in Five Easy Steps
The Interviews
Margaret Atwood: "As a Writer, You Must Do What Beckons to You"
Seven Questions with Maeve Binchy
A Conversation With Tom Clancy
Interview With Elizabeth George
Eight Questions With David Guterson
Gish Jen: "You Never Get Bored"
Jerry B. Jenkins: Left Behind Series
A Conversation With Tony Hillerman
Terry McMillan: "Everything I Write Is About Empowerment"
Find Identity With Joyce Carol Oates
Finding Creativity With James Patterson
A Journey With Anne Rivers Siddons
Updike: Still More to Say
"Whatever Works, Works": Kurt Vonnegut on Flouting the Rules of Fiction
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