Writer's market 2017
The standard guide for writers contains more than 3,500 up-to-date entries, along with submission information, editorial requirements, interviews with successful writers, thousands of phone and fax numbers, email addresses and guidance on how much to charge for freelancing. Original.
Techniques of the selling writer
Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product.No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer's craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years.This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.
The forest for the trees : an editor's advice to writers
<div> Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Betsy Lerner's sharp, funny, and insightful guide has been meticulously updated and revised to address the dramatic changes that have reshaped the publishing industry in the decade since. From blank page to first glowing (or gutting) review, Betsy Lerner is a knowing and sympathetic coach who helps writers discover how they can be more productive in the creative process and how they can better their odds of not only getting published, but getting published well. This is an essential trove of advice for writers and an indispensable user's manual to both the inner life of the writer and the increasingly anxious place where art and commerce meet: the boardrooms and cubicles of the publishing house.</div>
Self-editing for fiction writers : how to edit yourself into print
A revised and expanded edition of the classic tutorial for would-be authors covers such topics as characterization, exposition, point of view, dialogue, proportion, and voice as it provides expert advice and techniques for transforming a manuscript into a published novel or short story. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Formatting & submitting your manuscript
This guide outlines how to format and submit several types of manuscripts for publication. Using sample query letters, novel synopses, articles, nonfiction book proposals, scripts, poetry, children's writing, and short stories, Sambuchino, a writer and editor for Writer's Digest Books, shows formatting guidelines for different markets. Cover letters, submission tips, and reply postcards are also addressed. This edition includes about 100 sample letters and manuscript pages, more instruction on electronic submissions, updated guidelines, and new tips from agents and editors. No bibliography is included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Pen on fire : a busy woman's guide to igniting the writer within
A practical and inspiring guide for busy women offers a range of exercises and techniques on how to write meaningfully in fifteen minutes a day, counseling aspiring writers on how to achieve serious writing in between demanding life responsibilities. Original. 30,000 first printing.
The nighttime novelist : finish your novel in your spare time
Make Every Creative Moment Count. Franz Kafka was an insurance agent. William Faulkner was a postmaster. Stephen King taught high school English, John Grisham was an attorney, and Toni Morrison worked in publishing. Though romantic fantasies of the writing life don't often include a day job, the fact is that most writers have one. If you find yourself among them, stealing moments late at night, early in the morning, or on your lunch break to write, The Nighttime Novelist is your guide on call any hour to help.
Revision and self-editing for publication : techniques for transforming your first draft into a novel that sells
Take your first draft from so-so to sold! You've finished the first draft of your novel--congratulations! Time to have a drink, sit back...and start revising. But the revision process doesn't have to be intimidating. Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition gives you the tools and advice you need to transform your first draft into a finished manuscript that agents and editors will fight for.
The screenwriter's bible : a complete guide to writing, formatting, and selling your script
The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 200,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover five books in one! A Screenwriting Primer that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics, A Screenwriting Workbook that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions, A Formatting Guide that thoroughly covers today's correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts, A Spec Writing Guide that demonstrates today's spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the reader's interest in the first ten pages, A Sales and Marketing Guide that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan.