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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel

So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s aworthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle forjust writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend tosell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is acomplete guide designed to coach you every step along the path frombeginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some thingsyou’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies:

  • Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on theroadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperatelywants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose fromamong the four most common creative styles; and learn theself-management methods of professional writers.
  • Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a storyworld that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters;build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modernnovel; and infuse it all with a strong theme.
  • Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze yourcharacters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structurefrom the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action anddialogue.
  • Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Writea query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work toagents and editors without fear.

Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being awriter to being an author. It can happen—if youhave the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

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