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Here's the book writers have been waiting for! Covering every aspect of the creative journey, The Novel Writer's Toolkit shows readers how to:
* Develop salable ideas * Set a writing schedule and stick to it * Develop compelling characters and plot * Find an agent or editor who will help publish their work * Understand the submission and publishing process * Write dialogue that sounds real and engaging * Dissect bestsellers in order to discover what makes them work * Turn ideas into stories * Conduct accurate research * Promote their work * Stay alive and inspired through it all
Advice is given in a straightforward and usable manner, laying out and examining all of the tools available to writers, from imagination to technology.
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This book has been written and rewritten over the course of over a quarter century of making a living as a writer. I've added to it as I've more and more about the craft, art and process of writing.It's a Toolkit in that there are no hard and fast rules. It's not the hammer's fault if you try to use it when you actually need a saw. My belief is that you have to learn the craft, then you become an artist.About the Author:
Bob Mayer spent 20 years on active and reserve duty in the infantry and Green Berets. He later went on to become a writer and instructor at the JFK Special Warfare Center & School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He's published 23 books under his own name and several pen names. The books in his Area 51 series, written as Robert Doherty, are consistent USA Today bestsellers. Mayer is also an instructor for the Writer's Digest School, and currently resides on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
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Book Description Writers Digest Books, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1582973202
Book Description Writers Digest Books, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111582973202