No More Rejections: 50 Secrets to Writing a Manuscript that Sells

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Writer's Digest Books, Mar 8, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 264 pages
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Write a manuscript that sells!

Fight your fears with the practical knowledge and advice found in No More Rejections

&break;&break;Even the greatest writers have had their work rejected. But you can skip that setback with No More Rejections. Inside, successful author, former literary agent and editor Alice Orr provides 50 invaluable secrets to writing a salable manuscript.

&break;&break;Orr will guide you on the road to success by combining lessons on craft with lessons on marketing including:&break;&break;Scoping out salable story ideas&break;Creating compelling characters&break;Writing an opening sentence that sizzles&break;Crafting sex scenes that satisfy&break;And more!&break;&break;You'll discover that this fresh approach to writing fiction offers the advice you need to get your work published. From writing the story to writing the sales pitch, you'll find a wealth of information for improving your story and getting it sold!

 

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Contents

THE IDEA FROM HEAVEN OR ELSEWHERE
5
WHOS DRIVING THIS STORY?
30
WHOS ALONG FOR THE RIDE?
54
COMPANIONS YOU CAN COUNT ON
73
WELL BEGUN GETS IT DONE
95
DOES THIS SCENE GO THE DISTANCE?
117
THE MIDDLE OF THINGSDRAMA OR DOLDRUMS?
138
STYLE IS NOT JUST FASHION
165
ALLS WELL THAT ENDS STUPENDOUSLY
184
ITS NOT OVER TILL YOU PUT IT OVER
215
A IS FOR ATTITUDE D IS FOR DISCIPLINE FORGET ABOUT B AND C
251
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Alice Orr, award-winning romance/suspense author, has owned her own literary agency for 20 years. Orr currently teaches seminars on writing and publishing. Orr resides in Burton, Washington

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