The tricks of the trade to writing compelling, concise fiction
So you want to write a novel? This easy-to-follow guide provides step-by-step instruction on everything an aspiring writer needs to know, from conducting research to crafting a unique manuscript to finding an agent. Even if you've had no formal training, this hands-on resource will show you how to get your ideas down and make your publishing dreams come true.
Inside you'll find expert guidance in how and what to research; how to devise a plot; ways to use engaging dialogue and voice, and much more. You'll discover how to make your words jump off the page, create characters that resonate, and put together your manuscript for submission to publishers. Plus, you'll see how to plan a daily writing schedule and overcome writer's block.
- Features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions in writing a compelling novel and preparing it for the publishing world
- Teaches you how to effectively read fiction in order to enhance your writing skills
- Helps you structure, format, and present your proposal or manuscript
- Explains business practices between authors, agents, publishers, and booksellers
Whether you're starting a first draft or trying to finish your novel, Writing Fiction For Dummies is your savvy guide to navigating the entire publishing process and turning your dream into a well-written, saleable book.