Pocketbook Writer: Confessions of a Commercial Hack

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Wildside Press LLC, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages
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The publishing memoirs of Charles Nuetzel, legendary paperback author, editor, publisher, and packager.
 

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Contents

Openings Have to Be Closers
7
Narrative Hooks and Crooks
13
WWII and Beyond to SciFi
18
Early Meanderings
24
Slanting Can Be Fun and Dangerous
29
Art vs All That Other Stuff
38
Writing Sidelines It Can Be Fun Too
45
Some Critical Acclaims
51
Diving into Foreign Waters
113
Tough Times Ups and Downs
118
Careers Real and Imagined
122
Carson Davis Goes Hardcore
127
Dancin with Tigers
133
Dancin with Two Bills at Once
140
Some Last Dances as the Music Crashes
145
Closing Down the Space Bar
151

The Plots Not a Garden Variety
56
Theme Aint Always Music to Your Ears
62
Beginning Lessons A SingAlong
66
The Early Moanin Blues
71
Some Basic Rules of Order
77
David and Goliath Retold
83
TwentyPage Rule of Thumb
89
L Is Only a Balance Act
94
Workin with Dad
99
A Pike Is More Than Just a Fish
105
Aftermaths Without Hangovers
156
The Net and Elsewhere TwentyFirst Century Style
162
Introductions Are Shameless Ads
169
About the Writer
242
Some Writings by the Author
311
Checklist of Books Published in the US
336
Index
344
About Charles Nuetzel
367
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