Writing Fiction For Dummies
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson, wrote 56 short stories and 4 novels featuring the great private detective and his loyal sidekick. Sherlock Holmes fans and scholars refer to these 60 stories the canon. All of the novels and almost all of the short stories are narrated by Dr. Watson. Sherlock Holmes himself narrates two of the later short stories.

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Randy Ingermanson is the award-winning author of six novels. He is known around the world as "the Snowflake Guy," thanks to his online article on the Snowflake method, which has been viewed more than a million times. Before venturing into fiction, Ingermanson earned a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He's taught fiction at numerous writing conferences and sits on the advisory board of American Christian Fiction Writers. He also publishes the world's largest e-zine on how to write fiction, The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine. His first two novels won Christy awards, and his second novel, Oxygen, coauthored with John B. Olson, earned a spot on the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age list. Visit Ingermanson's personal site at ingermanson.com and his fiction writers site, advancedfictionwriting.com. Peter Economy is a best-selling business author, ghostwriter, development editor, and publishing consultant with more than 100 books, including several Dummies books, to his credit.

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