Sol Stein's Reference Book for Writers: Part 1: Writing, Part 2: Publishing

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St. Martin's Press, Nov 9, 2010 - Reference - 288 pages
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As a master editor, publisher, novelist, and writing instructor, Sol Stein knows what writers face when they sit down before a blank page. This invaluable guide provides quick and handy A–Z reference help for common and more complicated questions: writer’s block, writing a difficult scene, preparing a manuscript for publication or submission, plotting, developing a character, and dozens of other topics, listed alphabetically in the table of contents. Stein enables writers to maintain their creative momentum by immediately returning to a manuscript in progress after finding the solution in this book. The book also includes a section on publishing, which details the publishing process and explains the terms all writers need to know. Packed with insight, anecdotes, and specific information, this guide is a must-have reference on the shelves of aspiring and published authors as well as publishing professionals.

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Review: Sol Stein's Reference Book for Writers: Part 1: Writing, Part 2: Publishing

User Review  - Phredric - Goodreads

It really is a reference book with the first part consisting of short pieces of advice on writing topics and arranged alphabetically. Hard to read straight through - and not designed to be read that way - but would be a good addition to my writer's library. Read full review

Review: Sol Stein's Reference Book for Writers: Part 1: Writing, Part 2: Publishing

User Review  - Claire Hitchon - Goodreads

Sol Stein's books on writing were my "go too" books in writing two memoirs. This is wonderful reference book for anyone setting out on the journey of penning a story. Read full review

About the author (2010)

SOL STEIN has edited the work of such major writers as James Baldwin, Jack Higgins, David Frost, and Elia Kazan, and founded the publishing house Stein & Day. He has taught creative writing at Columbia, Iowa, and the University of California at Irvine, which presented him with the Distinguished Instructor Award in 1993. He is the author of nine novels, including the million-copy seller The Magician. He is also the author of the much-acclaimed Stein on Writing and How to Grow a Novel, both published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

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