Writing Fiction For Dummies
Part I: Getting Ready to Write Fiction.
Chapter 1: Fiction Writing Basics.
Chapter 2: What Makes a Great Story?
Chapter 3: Finding Your Audience and Category.
Chapter 4: Four Ways to Write a Great Novel.
Chapter 5: Managing Your Time . . . and Yourself.
Part II: Creating Compelling Fiction.
Chapter 6: Building Your Story World: The Setting for Your Story.
Chapter 7: Creating Compelling Characters.
Chapter 8: Storyline and Three-Act Structure: The Top Layers of Your Plot.
Chapter 9: Synopsis, Scene List, and Scene: Your Middle Layers of Plot.
Chapter 10: Action, Dialogue, and More: The Lowest Layer of Your Plot.
Chapter 11: Thinking Through Your Theme.
Part III: Editing and Polishing Your Story and Characters.
Chapter 12: Analyzing Your Characters.
Chapter 13: Scrutinizing Your Story Structure.
Chapter 14: Editing Your Scenes for Structure.
Chapter 15: Editing Your Scenes for Content.
Part IV: Getting Published.
Chapter 16: Getting Ready to Sell Your Book: Polishing and Submitting.
Chapter 17: Approaching Agents and Editors.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Steps to Analyzing Your Story.
Chapter 19: Ten Reasons Novels Are Rejected.