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The First Five Pages

Author : Noah Lukeman
ISBN : 9781451623734
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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IF YOU'RE TIRED OF REJECTION, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts each month. While it's the job of these publishing professionals to be discriminating, it's the job of the writer to produce a manuscript that immediately stands out among the vast competition. And those outstanding qualities, says New York literary agent Noah Lukeman, have to be apparent from the first five pages. The First Five Pages reveals the necessary elements of good writing, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry, and points out errors to be avoided, such as * A weak opening hook * Overuse of adjectives and adverbs * Flat or forced metaphors or similes * Melodramatic, commonplace or confusing dialogue * Undeveloped characterizations and lifeless settings * Uneven pacing and lack of progression With exercises at the end of each chapter, this invaluable reference will allow novelists, journalists, poets and screenwriters alike to improve their technique as they learn to eliminate even the most subtle mistakes that are cause for rejection. The First Five Pages will help writers at every stage take their art to a higher -- and more successful -- level.

The Poets Writers Guide To Literary Agents

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A collection of articles edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, this handy resource includes straightforward advice from professionals in the literary field and additional resources with insider tips. This practical guide will give you everything you need to understand what agents do, what you can expect from them, and how to find the best agent for you and your work: -Where agents search for new talent -Tips on how to secure an agent -What agents look for in the first few pages of a submission -How to follow up with an agent after you’ve submitted your work -The agent’s role in today’s publishing industry -How to know when the time has come to dissolve a relationship with an agent

The Writer S Eye

Author : Amy E. Weldon
ISBN : 9781350025325
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 24. 40 MB
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Learning to write starts with learning to do one big thing: pay attention to the world around you, even though just about everything in modern life makes this more difficult than it needs to be. Developing habits and practices of observing, and writing down what you notice, can be the first step away from the anxieties and doubts that can hold you back from your ultimate goal as a writer: discovering something to say and a voice to say it in. The Writer's Eye is an inspiring guide for writers at all stages of their writing lives. Drawing on new research into creative writers and their relationship with the physical world, Amy E. Weldon shows us how to become more attentive observers of the world and find inspiration in any environment. Including exercises, writing prompts and sample texts and spanning multiple genres from novels to nonfiction to poetry, this is the ideal starting point for anyone beginning to write seriously and offers refreshing perspectives for experienced writers seeking new inspiration.

How To Write A Great Query Letter

Author : Noah Lukeman
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Genre : Reference
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Many books have been written about the query letter. But few have been written by literary agents, who receive thousands of queries each year and who grapple with them on a daily basis. New York literary agent Noah Lukeman offers his insights on the query letter, sharing an insider's perspective, giving insights and practical tips about what works and what doesn't.

Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams

Author : Scott M. Fay
ISBN : 9781630471095
Genre : Business & Economics
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Advice for new writers on how to engage the publishing industry, get published, and become a successful author.

Write Your Book

Author : Pete Nikolai with Amelia Nikolai
ISBN : 9781490828381
Genre : Reference
File Size : 90. 42 MB
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Have you started writing a nonfiction book that you are struggling to finish? Do you have an idea for a book but don’t know how to get started? Now you can start and finish your book sooner rather than later following an easy 7 step process that forms the foundation for the way most nonfiction books are written. This insider’s guide starts by helping you find the time to write your book and then walks you through creating your proposal, developing your writing plan, and writing your first draft. Along the way you’ll determine when you could finish your book based on your personal writing output and the time you have available to write. You’ll also discover the 7 secrets to finishing your book sooner rather than later including how to transform your dreams into your vision and how to establish the goals and action steps needed to make your vision a reality. Writing a book is similar to taking a journey. Having a plan and putting in the necessary time gets you from where you are to where you want to be. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your plan and following through to write your book sooner rather than later. If you're ready to finish your book and to begin to see the impact it has in the lives of others then read this quick guide and take the steps to make it happen!

Christian Writers Market Guide 2007

Author : Sally Stuart
ISBN : 1400071259
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 29. 46 MB
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A trusted resource by Christian writers for more than two decades provides up-to-date information on more than 1,200 Christian literary markets, listing agents, special markets contacts, editorial services, writers' conferences and groups, contests, resources, a handy CD-ROM with text listings, and more. Original.

2004 Children S Writer S And Illustrator S Market

Author : Alice Pope
ISBN : 1582971919
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Combines two key aspects of children's publishing--writing and illustrating--in a single volume of book-publishing and magazine markets and offers advice from professionals on the subject

Christian Writers Market Guide 2005

Author : Sally Stuart
ISBN : 0877882002
Genre : Reference
File Size : 86. 80 MB
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Now updated for 2007 comes one of the most comprehensive marketing resources for Christian writers, with information on agents, editors, publisher guidelines, specialty markets, and more.

How To Become A Published Author Or Poet

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ISBN : IND:30000100527476
Genre : Authors and publishers
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