The Writer's Digest Handbook of Novel Writing
Writer's Digest Books, 1992 - Authorship - 260 pages
Contains thirty-seven articles drawn from the pages of "Writer's Digest" magazine, in which authors, editors, agents, and teachers offer advice on various aspects of novel-writing, discussing topics such as building plot skeletons, writing good dialogue, creating a book outline, and negotiating a contract.
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Stranger Than Truth13
The Right Way to Write About What You Know23
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