Techniques of the Selling Writer
University of Oklahoma Press, Sep 6, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 344 pages
Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product.
No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer's craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years.
This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AngelaLam - LibraryThing
My editor suggested I read this book. I am glad I did. I learned a lot about writing that I never learned from a regular University degree. A must read for any author looking to improve their writing to sell on the commercial market. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing
This is definitely going into my top 3 books about writing. I doubled back and re-read passages, not just because I was tired and distracted, but also because I could instantly see the implications ... Read full review
PLAIN FACTS ABOUT FEELINGS
CONFLICT AND HOW TO BUILD
THE PEOPLE IN YOUR STORY
PREPARATION PLANNING PRODUCTION
SELLING YOUR STORIES
YOU AND FICTION
PREPARING YOUR MANUSCRIPT
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