Write A Blockbuster - And Get It Published: Teach Yourself

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Hodder & Stoughton, Apr 30, 2010 - Reference - 300 pages
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Designed for all those wanting to be the next Dan Brown, this introduction to writing popular fiction will be a key addition to the writer's bookshelf. Authored jointly by a literary consultant/agent and a highly successful author, it offers not simply a guide to writing a novel but an introduction to writing a plot-based, action-focused blockbuster. It covers such key practicalities as the importance of plot, pace, action, character and the different demands of such popular commercial genres as romantic fiction, thrillers and so on. For those looking to write for a living, this book provides vital information on the process, including finding an agent and making a living as a writer.

NOT GOT MUCH TIME?

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

AUTHOR INSIGHTS

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.

TEST YOURSELF

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to write a blockbuster.

FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER

Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

TRY THIS

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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