The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
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The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile

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by Noah Lukeman
     
 
New Document Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts every month.

Overview

New Document Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts every month. While it's the job of publishing professionals to be discriminating, it's the job of the writer to produce a manuscript that immediately stands out among its competition. In this book, New York literary agent and author Noah Lukeman explains how to avoid the rejection pile by making the outstanding qualities of your manuscript apparent within the first five pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743290937
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
HeatherMcC More than 1 year ago
This book covers everything from grammar, overuse of adjectives, conversation flow, action and tension, to point of view problems. Its a step by step guide to the things that agents look for that will make them reject your manuscript. There are assignments at the end of each chapter that will help you work on the existing problems in your manuscript. If you're working on your first book or even your third, or if you're having trouble with agent/editor rejections, you will probably benefit from this book. I loved it and highly recommend it! I'm sure my agent would agree ;)
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SSD More than 1 year ago
Lukeman's arrangement of topics of practical advice made The First Five Pages an easy to follow and enjoyable read. The ideas presented address common mistakes and pitfalls that the beginning (or even an experienced) writer must overcome.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the title of this book and thought it would be about creating a good hook. Not so. It mostly covers grammar, and that doesn't have anything to do with the first five pages. The title is misleading.