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"Like listening to a beloved brother. I found the acute observations and his narrative philosophy more valuable for the new writer than the contents of any 100 other texts."-Dean Koontz

"The Successful Novelist is the vehicle you want if you plan to drive your way to successful fiction."-Joe R. Lansdale

David Morrell, bestselling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose and The Fifth Profession, distills more than fifty years of writing and publishing experience into this single masterwork of advice and instruction.

Morrell covers:

-Succeeding in publishing
-And much more

The Successful Novelist reveals the truth about writing, providing the perspective authors need to write successful fiction that sells.


The Successful Novelist
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4 / 5
January 27th, 2015
This is an insightful, inspiring and informative book on writing fiction. It is a revised edition of his earlier book, "Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing." The former professor of American literature and engaging lecturer skillfully uses his own anecdotes and quotes and those of other writers to illustrate his lessons. Although he is the author of bestselling thrillers, including "First Blood" that started the Rambo franchise, he doesn't favor any one genre. All fiction writers will glean something of value from his book. He also gives some practical advice about the commercial side of writing, such as dealing with agents, publishers and movie producers. I highly recommend adding this book to your reference collection. Some required updating and correction of typos prevented me from giving it a 5/5 rating.
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