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Composition: A Fiction Writer's Guide for the 21st Century
     

Composition: A Fiction Writer's Guide for the 21st Century

by Linda Lavid
 

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Composition: A Fiction Writer's Guide for the 21st Century, is a how-to book on both writing and publishing fiction given the technological tools now available. Throughout the book writing, publishing, marketing tips abound to encourage and educate both novice and experienced creative writers who choose to self-publish their work.

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Composition: A Fiction Writer's Guide for the 21st Century, is a how-to book on both writing and publishing fiction given the technological tools now available. Throughout the book writing, publishing, marketing tips abound to encourage and educate both novice and experienced creative writers who choose to self-publish their work.

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Bruce Cook, Ph.D.
For anyone who has even thought about becoming a writer, this small volume provides a helping hand as you join your first writers' group, write something every day, and analyze the novel you'd like to write. Much to her credit, Lavid also provides a useful index and list of references. The author is treated to a balanced explanation of story goal, plot, scene, development, and revision. But this book doesn't make the common error of stopping at that point...
CEH Wiedel
The first section of Composition clears my bar for a to-do book: it makes my fingers itchy to try out its prescriptions. The second section, on self-publishing, begins to fill in a huge blank spot that, until now, I have paved over by waving my arms and muttering, “Then a miracle occurs.” How do I get from finished manuscript to self-published book? And, more importantly, make money at it so I can not only repeat the exercise but eat and keep a roof over my head?
Magdalena Ball
Composition: A Fiction Writer's Guide for the 21st Century is a brief but illuminating read about how to write a book from concept to creation, and then get it out there. It’s super easy to read, and for a non-fiction book, fast paced and fun. It’s also a good example of the advice author Linda Lavid offers – a self-published book which is well written, well designed, and well promoted. Lavid’s prose is wonderfully light, encouraging and accessible, and inspiring...
Zane Ewton
Composition is a bare-bones guide on the absolute essentials of publishing in a new century, including chapters on setting a story goal, developing plot, creating scenes, developing characters, and the all-important process of rewriting.
The second half of the book expounds on publishing a book, including choosing between self-publishing or working with agents and publishers. Lavid just lays out the options; it is up to the writer to make the decision that best fits their own situation...

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012234964
Publisher:
Linda A. Lavid
Publication date:
03/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
108
File size:
54 KB

Meet the Author

Linda Lavid's work has appeared in the following publications: The Southern Cross Review, Wilmington Blues, Plots with Guns, Unlikely Stories, Ascent Aspirations, A Cruel World, Zimmerzine, Cenotaph, Over Coffee, Tangents, and published by the Haworth Press. A short story, "The Accident", was a finalist in Otto Penzler's Great Mystery Stories of 2003. "DMV", another short story, received an award from Ascent Magazine. In addition to writing, she gives seminars and has developed curriculums on: novel writing, short story writing, writing a mystery, editing, and self publishing.

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