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Description - Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson

A complete guide to writing and selling your novel
So you want to write a novel? Great! That?s a
worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don?t settle for
just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to
sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a
complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from
beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things
you?ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies:

Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the
roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately
wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from
among the four most common creative styles; and learn the
self-management methods of professional writers.

Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story
world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters;
build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern
novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme.

Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your
characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure
from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and

Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write
a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to
agents and editors without fear.

Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a
writer to being an author. It can happen?if you
have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470530702
ISBN-10: 0470530707
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 188mm x 22mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Randy Ingermanson

Randy Ingermanson is the award-winning author of six novels. He is known around the world as "the Snowflake Guy," thanks to his Web site article on the Snowflake method, which has been viewed more than a million times. Before venturing into fiction, Randy earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley. Randy has taught fiction at numerous writing conferences and sits on the advisory board of American Christian Fiction Writers. He also publishes the world?s largest e-zine on how to write fiction, The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine. Randy?s first two novels won Christy awards, and his second novel Oxygen, coauthored with John B. Olson, earned a spot on the New York Public Library?s Books for the Teen Age list. Visit Randy?s personal Web site at www.ingermanson.com and his Web site for fiction writers at www.AdvancedFictionWriting.com. Peter Economy of La Jolla, California, is a bestselling author with 11 For Dummies titles under his belt, including two second editions and one third edition. Peter is coauthor of Writing Children?s Books For Dummies, Home-Based Business For Dummies, Consulting For Dummies, Why Aren?t You Your Own Boss?, The Management Bible, and many more books. Peter also serves as Associate Editor of Leader to Leader, the Apex Award-winning journal of the Leader to Leader Institute. Check out Peter?s Web site at www.petereconomy.com.

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