Writing Fiction For Dummies by Peter Economy

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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.

 

About Peter Economy

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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.
 
Published November 11, 2009 by For Dummies. 385 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The newsletter in question is called the Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine and it contains a wealth of how-to information on every aspect of writing from crafting dynamic characters to the business side of writing.

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