Beginning Writer's Answer Book

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Jane Friedman
Writer's Digest Books, Aug 29, 2006 - Reference - 423 pages
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You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers

&break;&break;If you're new to writing, then you have some questions. How do you get started? How you do you break in without experience? How do you know if you're any good?

&break;&break;Completely revised and updated, the Beginning Writer's Answer Book is an indispensable resource that gives you the basic tools you need to write and publish. You'll discover must-have information about book and magazine publishing, freelancing, literary agents, copyrights, and much more. Divided into 29 specific subject areas, with cross-references throughout, you'll find informative answers to such questions as:

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  • How do I submit my work to editors?&break;
  • How do I find an agent? &break;
  • What information should my query letter include?&break;
  • When and how should I follow up with an editor if I don't receive a response?&break;
  • Can I submit my work to more than one publisher at a time?
&break;&break;Beginning Writer's Answer Book is an excellent primer for anyone who wants a better understanding of the publishing world. Make it the first book you buy for your writing reference shelf.
 

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Contents

DO I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
DO I NEED FURTHER EDUCATION?
WHAT DO THEY MEAN WHEN THEY SAY ?
HOW DO I GET PUBLISHED?
HOW DO I FORMAT AND SUBMIT MY WORK?
HOW DO I FIND AN AGENT?
WHY AM I GETTING REJECTED?
HOW DO BOOK PUBLISHERS WORK?
CAN I USE OTHER PEOPLES NAMES AND STORIES?
SHOULD I USE A PEN NAME?
WHEN AND HOW DO I PROVIDE ART?
SHOULD I COLLABORATE ON A PROJECT?
WHAT BUSINESS KNOWHOW DO I NEED?
HOW DO I WRITE AND SELL SHORT FICTION?
HOW DO I PUBLISH MY POETRY?
HOW DO I BREAK IN TO CHILDRENS WRITING?

HOW CAN I WRITE A SUCCESSFUL NOVEL?
HOW DO I SELL MY NONFICTION BOOK?
HOW DO I WRITE AND SELL ARTICLES?
HOW DO I START A FREELANCE CAREER?
HOW DO I CONDUCT EFFECTIVE RESEARCH?
HOW DO I CONDUCT A STRONG INTERVIEW?
HOW DO I REVISE?
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?
WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS?
HOW DO I MARKET MY SCRIPTS?
HOW DO I SELL MY SONGS?
HOW DO I WRITE FOR NEWSPAPERS?
SHOULD I SELFPUBLISH MY BOOK?
APPENDIX 1
COMPLETE CATALOG OF QUESTIONS
INDEX
ABOUT WRITERS DIGEST BOOKS
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