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  • Writing a novel and getting published for dummies
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  • 作者: by George Green and Lizzy Kremer
  • 出版社:John Wiley & Sons ltd.
  • 出版年:c2014
  • 集叢名:--For dummies
  • ISBN:9781118910405; 9781118910412
  • 格式:PDF

Learn to:
 
Craft a winning manuscript
Troubleshoot and edit your work
Prepare your manuscript for publication

Find a good agent to represent you
Negotiate the best possible deal
Turn your aspiration into reality with this completely updated guide
 
If you’ve always wanted to write that great novel, but never knew where to start, look no further! With a published author advising you on how to write well and a literary agent providing insight into getting a publishing deal, this updated guide gives you the inside track on the art and science of breaking into the fiction-publishing industry. Taking you step by step from concept to contract, this book provides the tools you need to tell your story with skill and approach agents and publishers with confidence.
 
Dive in — check out how to combine your natural talent with the writing techniques used by successful authors
Establish a firm foundation — construct your basic story, plot and structure
Examine the key elements — create characters, develop dialogue, explore relationships and insert conflict
Fine-tune and finish up — discover tips on adding detail, creativity and flair while bringing your work to a close
Get published — take the next step by weighing up your publishing options, working with agents and negotiating deals
Find out more — check out additional advice, like the most common mistakes you need to avoid, and tips from published authors
Open the book and find:
 
Tips for getting started
Creative ways to develop plots, storylines, characters and dialogue
The seven basic stories and how to put them to work
Tricks for crafting a great ending to your novel
How to prepare your manuscript for editing and publishing
The lowdown on the business side of publishing


About the Author
George Green is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Lancaster University and the author of two novels. Lizzy Kremer is an agent at David Higham Associates, one of the UK’s leading literary agencies.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • Beyond the Book(第3頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第3頁)
  • Part I: Getting Started with Writing a Novel and Getting Published(第5頁)
    • Chapter 1: Entering the Writer’s World(第7頁)
    • Chapter 2: Meshing Your Talent and Technique(第13頁)
    • Chapter 3: Getting to the Writing(第19頁)
  • Part II: Building from the Basics(第35頁)
    • Chapter 4: Following the Hero’s Journey(第37頁)
    • Chapter 5: Scheming and Plotting: Using Stories(第47頁)
    • Chapter 6: Considering the Grand Concept(第59頁)
    • Chapter 7: Structuring the Story(第67頁)
  • Part III: Examining the Elements(第81頁)
    • Chapter 8: Creating Characters(第83頁)
    • Chapter 9: Exploring Relationships(第105頁)
    • Chapter 10: Talking about Dialogue(第113頁)
    • Chapter 11: Including Conflict(第129頁)
  • Part IV: Fine-tuning and Finishing Up(第141頁)
    • Chapter 12: Adding Depth and Detail(第143頁)
    • Chapter 13: Getting Creative(第153頁)
    • Chapter 14: Ending and Editing(第163頁)
  • Part V: Publishing(第181頁)
    • Chapter 15: Publishing Your Novel(第183頁)
    • Chapter 16: Finding an Agent(第199頁)
    • Chapter 17: Preparing for Publication(第223頁)
    • Chapter 18: Coping with the Business Side of Being an Author(第237頁)
    • Chapter 19: Taking Control: Self-Publishing(第249頁)
  • Part VI: The Part of Tens(第279頁)
    • Chapter 20: Ten Top Tips for Writers(第281頁)
    • Chapter 21: Ten Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them(第289頁)
    • Chapter 22: (Answers to) Ten Questions Put to Agents(第293頁)
    • Chapter 23: Ten Tips from Published Authors(第299頁)
  • Index(第303頁)
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