How Not to Write a Novel
By (author) Sandra Newman
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How Not to Write a Novel by Sandra Newman
Book DescriptionDespite the abundance of writing how-to books, unpublished writers seem to repeat the same mistakes again and again, from making their protagonists into cooler versions of themselves to describing a character preparing and eating breakfast for fifteen pages. Unlike most writing books, this is not a point-by-point plot formula for success. Instead, by using humor combined with straightforward advice, this guide provides expert trouble-shooting that can be immediately put into practice to get any manuscript out of the slush pile and into the book stores.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780061357954
(203mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Sandra Newman
Sandra Newman is the author of The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done (HarperCollins) and the forthcoming Cake (Random House). She currently teaches writing classes and her fiction, essays, talks, and reviews have appeared in Harper's, Granta, on BBC's Radio 4, and in literary journals. Howard Mittelmark worked as an agent at the Scott Meredith Literary Agency, bought and edited fiction for Penthouse, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestsellers and the upcoming Age of Consent (Penguin). His book reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Kirkus Reviews, and Writer's Digest.
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