Fiction Attack! Insider Secrets for Writing and Selling Your Novels & Stories [NOOK Book]

Overview

How to Write Fiction That Sells Across All Channels . . .

Just what are the inner secrets of selling fiction to an ever-growing audience of readers? It’s not just the same old tips you see repeated over and over. It’s almost always a matter of specialized tools and techniques bestselling authors ...
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Fiction Attack! Insider Secrets for Writing and Selling Your Novels & Stories

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Overview

How to Write Fiction That Sells Across All Channels . . .

Just what are the inner secrets of selling fiction to an ever-growing audience of readers? It’s not just the same old tips you see repeated over and over. It’s almost always a matter of specialized tools and techniques bestselling authors use––consciously or unconsciously––to break away from the slush into bestseller territory.

Whether traditionally or self published––or both––the writers doing these things in their fiction are the ones generating substantial income and happy fans.

Now these keys are revealed.

Bestselling author and #1 bestselling writing coach James Scott Bell brings you dozens of powerhouse techniques and strategies, many of which are adapted from his popular writing posts at The Kill Zone blog. Among the many subjects covered are:

* The 10 commandments all writers must follow.
* The What-Do-You-Want-to-Say-to-Me test.
* The cure for overstuffed dialogue.
* Must you show compassion for the bad guys?
* What makes a novel a page turner?
* How not to write your novel.
* The two things every novel needs, no matter the genre.
* The things you never, ever do in your opening pages.
* The myth of the “inciting incident.”
* How much exposition up front?
* Why “Show, Don’t Tell” might be overrated.
* The #1 secret in using First Person Point-of-View
* How to use dialogue as a weapon.
* Where to get plots.
* The secret to adding fireworks to your style.
* The answer to the flashback quagmire.
* The art of listening to the book.
* How to find the "premise" of your novel.
* How to write a novella.

And many more. PLUS, interviews with some of the best writers working today, including: Sandra Brown, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Barry Eisler, Joseph Finder, Peter Straub, Steven Coonts, Katherine Neville, Andrew Gross, Lisa Jackson, Kathy Reichs, M.J. Rose

If you’re serious about selling your fiction, Fiction Attack! is your battle plan for breakthrough.

Praise for the writing instruction of James Scott Bell:

"I had a novel with problems I didn't know how to solve. After James Scott Bell's class, I knew the solutions. This was easily the most practical writing class I ever attended. I sold my novel using what I learned." — Darrell James, author of Nazareth Child

"I needed advice before I tried to write a novel. The usual axiom — write what you know — wasn't helpful. So I turned to James Scott Bell. He taught me how to structure a great entrance — the equivalent of gliding down a spiral staircase in a wedding gown — and how to keep the next 400 pages from becoming as hopelessly tangled as the crumpled papers and wads of gum in my old desk. My novel sold." – Sarah Pekkanan, author of The Opposite of Me
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016084626
  • Publisher: Compendium Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 330,542
  • File size: 836 KB

Meet the Author

JAMES SCOTT BELL is the author of the #1 bestseller for writers, Plot & Structure, and numerous thrillers, including Deceived, Try Dying and Watch Your Back. His novella One More Lie was the first self-published work to be nominated for an International Thriller Writers Award. Under the pen name K. Bennett, he is also the author of the Mallory Caine zombie legal thriller series, which begins with Pay Me in Flesh. He served as the fiction columnist for Writer's Digest magazine and has written highly popular craft books for Writer’s Digest Books, including: Revision & Self-Editing, The Art of War for Writers and Conflict & Suspense.

Jim has taught writing at Pepperdine University and at numerous writers conferences in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied writing with Raymond Carver. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California Law School.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Really useful information from the king of writing teachers

    This is very useful and reproduce-able principles on writing. James Scott Bell is an excellent teacher that not only shows you principles on writing, but how to learn to write better.

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