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A comprehensive exploration of fiction and nonfiction - from the fundamentals of writing simply and directly to preparing a complete manuscript to approaching a publisher. Selecting characters; using classic ";hooks,"; creating effective dialog; developing theme fiction, fantasy, and sagas; do's and dont's of query letters; writing an interview; finding an agent; and analyzing contracts and royalties.
Table of Contents
1. Dynamics of Plot. 2. Viewpoint: The Magic Key to Publishing. 3. How to Open a Short Story or Novel. 4. The Art of Creating Three-Dimensional Characters. 5. How to Create Effective Dialogue. 6. How to Develop a Good Style. 7. How to Create Settings. 8. How to Create the Story: Scene, Summary, and Transition. 9. How to Get Back and Forth in Time. 10. Theme—What's It All About? 11. Do Titles Really Matter? 12. Research Made Easy. 13. Article Writing: How to Begin. 14. How to Write the Query Letter. 15. Writing the Article. 16. The Art of Magazine Characterization. 17. The Interview Article. 18. Whom Are You Writing For — And Why? 19. How to Approach a Publishing House. 20. How to Develop the Proposal (Nonfiction), The Synopsis (Fiction). 21. Everything about Literary Agents. 22. Whee — You received a Contract — Now What? Index.