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The novel writer's toolkit : a guide to writing novels and getting published / Bob Mayer.

By: Mayer, Bob, 1959-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest, c2003Description: 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1582972613 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Fiction -- Authorship | Authorship -- MarketingDDC classification: Review: "Let The Novel Writer's Toolkit show you how to write a strong, salable novel with a compelling plot and nuanced characters - without years of trial and error, submission and rejection."--BOOK JACKET.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Writing a novel and getting it published: That's your goal -- and nothing will keep you from making it happen. Such a goal, of course, presents a number of challenges. Make sure you have the tools you need to overcome them and succeed. In The Novel Writer's Toolkit, best-selling novelist Bob Mayer shares a veteran writer's hard-won advice with a style that's straight from the hip. He lays out the nuts and bolts of novel writing, along with guidelines for starting, finishing, or revising your own work and getting it published. Self-contained chapters make it easy to focus on just the elements you need. Take in the advice, sharpen your skills, and hit the ground running. Mayer provides all the reliable information and instruction you need to make your dreams of publication come true. What are you waiting for? The Novel Writer's Toolkit ensures that you're properly equipped for success! Let The Novel Writer's Toolkit show you how to write a strong, salable novel with a compelling plot and nuanced characters -- without years of trial and error, submission and rejection. Best-selling author Bob Mayer provides a crystal clear picture of both the craft and the business of writing, plus entertaining, anecdote-rich advice. Detailed guidelines for developing superior writing skills are provided in easily digestible chapters designed to put you on the fast track. From plot to point of view, from breaking in to breaking out, every aspect of the novelist's craft gets its due. Book jacket.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Let The Novel Writer's Toolkit show you how to write a strong, salable novel with a compelling plot and nuanced characters - without years of trial and error, submission and rejection."--BOOK JACKET.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Tool 1 Yourself (p. 5)
  • Internal characteristics of a writer
  • Tool 2 Your Surroundings (p. 26)
  • Tools for day-to-day writing
  • Tool 3 Your Idea (p. 36)
  • What to write
  • The original idea
  • Tool 4 Your Preparation (p. 49)
  • Research
  • Book dissection
  • Turning idea into story
  • Tool 5 Your Story (p. 69)
  • What to avoid
  • Narrative structure
  • Plot
  • Starting your novel
  • Pacing your novel
  • Ending your novel
  • Tool 6 Your Technique (p. 91)
  • Characters
  • Point of view
  • Dialogue
  • Setting
  • Subplots
  • Tool 7 Your Finesse (p. 135)
  • The writing cycle
  • Editing
  • The reader
  • Read ... a lot
  • Tool 8 Your Submission (p. 145)
  • Before you submit your novel
  • The submission mind-set
  • The submission process
  • Rejections
  • The agent
  • Tool 9 Your Business (p. 177)
  • The publishing process
  • From manuscript to published book
  • Reviews
  • Numbers and the entertainment business
  • Marketing and self-promotion
  • Writing scams
  • Writing groups, conferences, and programs
  • Hollywood, movie rights, and screenplays
  • Tool 10 Your Future (p. 218)
  • E-books, print on demand, and the future
  • Getting started
  • Breaking out
  • In Closing (p. 229)
  • Appendixes
  • Appendix A Sample Chapter Outline (p. 230)
  • Appendix B Sample Cover Letter (p. 231)
  • Appendix C Sample Synopsis (p. 232)
  • Appendix D Resources (p. 234)
  • Appendix E Sample Story Grid (p. 238)
  • Appendix F Sample Plot Line (p. 240)
  • Index (p. 242)