Complete Guide to Writing Fiction and Nonfiction, and Getting it Published by Pat Kubis

Complete Guide to Writing Fiction and Nonfiction, and Getting it Published

byPat Kubis

Paperback | September 1, 1989

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A comprehensive exploration of fiction and nonfiction — from the fundamentals of writing simply and directly to preparing a complete manuscript to approaching a publisher. KEY TOPICS: Selecting characters; using classic “hooks,” creating effective dialog; developing theme fiction, fantasy, and sagas; do's and dont's of query letters; writing an interview; finding an agent; and analyzing contracts and royalties.

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Title:Complete Guide to Writing Fiction and Nonfiction, and Getting it PublishedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:September 1, 1989Publisher:Pearson Education

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ISBN - 10:0131610198

ISBN - 13:9780131610194

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Table of Contents



 1. Dynamics of Plot.


 2. Viewpoint: The Magic Key to Publishing.


 3. How to Open a Short Story or Novel.


 4. The Art of Creating Three-Dimensional Characters.


 5. How to Create Effective Dialogue.


 6. How to Develop a Good Style.


 7. How to Create Settings.


 8. How to Create the Story: Scene, Summary, and Transition.


 9. How to Get Back and Forth in Time.


10. Theme—What's It All About?


11. Do Titles Really Matter?


12. Research Made Easy.


13. Article Writing: How to Begin.


14. How to Write the Query Letter.


15. Writing the Article.


16. The Art of Magazine Characterization.


17. The Interview Article.


18. Whom Are You Writing For — And Why?


19. How to Approach a Publishing House.


20. How to Develop the Proposal (Nonfiction), The Synopsis (Fiction).


21. Everything about Literary Agents.


22. Whee — You received a Contract — Now What?


Index.

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Accomplished authors Pat Kubis and Robert M. Howland provide you with the tools you need to turn out marketable works of fiction and nonfiction--regardless of your past writing experience.