Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies

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9780470059104: Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies
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Includes advice on perfecting dialogue, plot, and endings

Turn your bright idea into a brilliant novel

With a published author advising you on how to write a great novel, and a literary agent on how to get a publishing deal, this guide gives you the complete inside track on the art and science of breaking into the fiction publishing industry. It takes you step-by-step from concept to contract so you have all the tools you need to tell your story with skill, and approach agents and publishers with confidence.

  • Structure your novel
  • Develop believable characters
  • Put the seven basic stories to work
  • Troubleshoot and edit your work
  • Get a good agent
  • Negotiate a deal

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About the Author:

George Green is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He has written two novels, Hound and Hawk.

Lizzy Kremer is an agent at David Higham Associates, one of the UK's leading literary agencies.

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"takes readers through every aspect of the writing process, from planning a novel and getting started, through to securing a publishing contract." (Publishing News (Main), Friday 18th May)

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