Necessary Words for Writers by Donna Lee Anderson
What Do Those Agents and Editors Mean?

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From A to Z—acquisition editor to zap fiction—Necessary Words for Writers provides a thorough reference guide that defines and describesthe words and vocabulary most often used in the publishing industry.Like a one-on-one, writer-to-writer conversation, author Donna Lee Andersonmakes sense of this jargon-filled world.

Synopsis, outline, query, red line, blue line, and deadline may be common words in the English language, but they have certain, distinct meanings in the sometimes-complicated publishing arena. Necessary Words for Writers serves to demystify the terms to help writers better communicate with professional editors, agents, and publishers. From queries to manuscripts, this reference will help writers more easily negotiate in the publishing industry.

Advance Praise for Necessary Words for Writers

“At last! A reference book that puts all the Necessary Words for Writers in one place!”

—Janelle Meraz Hooper, author

“Necessary Words for Writers is the essential guide for writers wishing to learn the lingo of the business. In simple, direct language, D. L. Anderson explains the vocabulary associated with each step along the road to publication and gives specific examples to provide additional clarification of unusual and confusing terms.”

—KK Brees, author of Headwind: The Intrepid Adventures of OSS Agent Katrin Nissen

“I think there may be even a few veteran writers who may need to refresh their understanding of these terms … including me!”

—Rob Jacques, tech writer and teacher

About Donna Lee Anderson

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Donna Lee Anderson, a teacher, holds memoir-writing workshops, writes an ongoing column for the local newspaper, presents writers’ workshops, and has published articles in the Pacific NW Writers Association newsletter. She is also the author of IMJUSTCURIOUS. Anderson lives near Seattle, Washington.
Published November 8, 2012 by AbbottPress. 333 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction