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Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-91040-5
Paperback
336 pages
June 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Writing a Novel and Getting Published 5

Chapter 1: Entering the Writer’s World 7

Chapter 2: Meshing Your Talent and Technique 13

Chapter 3: Getting to the Writing 19

Part II: Building from the Basics 35

Chapter 4: Following the Hero’s Journey 37

Chapter 5: Scheming and Plot ting: Using Stories 47

Chapter 6: Considering the Grand Concept 59

Chapter 7: Structuring the Story 67

Part III: Examining the Elements 81

Chapter 8: Creating Characters 83

Chapter 9: Exploring Relationships 105

Chapter 10: Talking about Dialogue 113

Chapter 11: Including Conflict 129

Part IV: Fine-tuning and Finishing Up 141

Chapter 12: Adding Depth and Detail 143

Chapter 13: Getting Creative 153

Chapter 14: Ending and Editing 163

Part V: Publishing 181

Chapter 15: Publishing Your Novel 183

Chapter 16: Finding an Agent 199

Chapter 17: Preparing for Publication 223

Chapter 18: Coping with the Business Side of Being an Author 237

Chapter 19: Taking Control: Self-Publishing 249

Part VI: The Part of Tens 279

Chapter 20: Ten Top Tips for Writers 281

Chapter 21: Ten Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them 289

Chapter 22: (Answers to) Ten Questions Put to Agents 293

Chapter 23: Ten Tips from Published Authors 299

Index 303

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