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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Contents

Introduction
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The Plot Thickens by Monica Wood
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What I Stole From the Movies by Los Standiford
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Copyright

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