Apr 3

Text Title: Fiction for dummies


Edited: Apr 9

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Authors: Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy

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Text size: 387 pages



So you want to write a novel? Great! But is that all you want to do? After

all, anybody can type a bunch of words and call it a novel. The trick is

writing one that’s good enough to get published. This book is for fiction writers who want to write an excellent novel and get it published. That’s a tough,

demanding goal, but it’s entirely doable if you tackle it intelligently.


If you’re going to write a novel, you need to get your head fully into the game.

That means making a game plan that’s a proven winner and then executing

your game plan. After you have a plan, you need writing (and rewriting)

skills — lots of them. Writing fiction means developing a raft of technical

skills, both strategic and tactical. None of these steps are hard, but they’re

a lot easier to pick up when you have some guidance.


After you’ve written a great novel, whether you choose to get an agent or

make the deal yourself, selling a strong story is about making the right connections with the right people at the right time.

Our goal in this book is to take you from being a writer to being an author. We

have every confidence that you can do it, and this chapter explains how. It

can happen — and it will happen — if you have the talent and persistence to

do what you need to do.







Warri, Nigeria.
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