The complete handbook of novel writing: everything you need to know about creating & selling your work

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Writer's Digest, Jul 15, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 452 pages
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The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing is a compilation of the best articles and interviews from Writer's Digest magazine, books and annuals. Aspiring authors will find articles on the craft, art and process of fiction writing from such well-known authors as Sue Grafton, Richard Russo, Janet Fitch, Octavia Butler and Terry Brooks. They'll also glean a wealth of knowledge and advice from interviews with Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, John Updike, Terry McMillan, Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Clancy and more! It's a comprehensive fiction-writing guide that tackles everything from crafting a story and using descriptive language to breaking through writer's block and getting an agent. Meg Leder is an editor for Writer's Digest Books. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has written for Personal Journaling and Cincinnati Magazine. Jack Heffron is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based freelance writer and editor, and the author of the Writer's Idea Book.

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After writing five local history books under a different pen name, I have ventured to write in a new genre, creative historical nonfiction. My first three novels required a different narrative style ... Read full review

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I always have a hard time sitting down and reading this book cover-to-cover, but I enjoy picking it up and thumbing through it when I get stuck on a particular aspect of my own writing. It's a ... Read full review


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