How to Write and Sell Your First Novel

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That first novel hurdle is often the most difficult -- but Oscar Collier is here to help you through the process, from the writing to the marketing of that crucial first novel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898792102
  • Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1986
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 228

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Heart of It 9
2 Mainstream? Crime? Literary? Science Fiction? What Kind of Novel Do You Want to Write? 22
3 Do I Start With the Characters or the Plot? 39
4 Four Steps Are All It Takes 54
5 Profanity, Sex Scenes and Other Puzzlers 72
6 Gearing Up and Writing It 83
7 Editing Your Manuscript 95
8 Selling and Contracts and Money, Oh My! 113
9 The Publishers and Editors 137
10 They Weren't Always Superstars: How Six Famous Novelists Got Started 150
11 Writing About What You Know 166
12 Collaborating With an Expert 185
13 Genre Novelists 200
14 From Businessman to Novelist 219
15 Chasing a $50,000 Advance 230
16 Conversations With Five New Novelists 236
17 Final Checklist: Seven Do's and Seven Don'ts for First Novelists 250
Further Reading and References 252
Acknowledgments 255
Index 257
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