How to Write What You Want and Sell What You Write: A Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Published Author

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Want to learn the ins and outs of professional writing? Get advice from a pro. Don't know any? You do now. In How to Write What You Want and Sell What You Write, celebrated screenwriter, author, and editor Skip Press makes himself your personal source for the practical, real-world advice you need to build a successful professional writing career.

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Overview

Want to learn the ins and outs of professional writing? Get advice from a pro. Don't know any? You do now. In How to Write What You Want and Sell What You Write, celebrated screenwriter, author, and editor Skip Press makes himself your personal source for the practical, real-world advice you need to build a successful professional writing career.

Learn how to choose your direction as a writer, write a query letter, format a screenplay, approach people who can help you, and find work writing everything from greeting cards to genre novels. Press gives you one-stop access to all of this and much more. You'll learn how to:

  • Overcome your fears and start writing
  • Manage your writing time
  • Use the proper formats for TV, film, radio, stage, fiction, and more
  • Get paid for writing ad copy, corporate reports, and magazine articles
  • Write proposals that sell your idea—and you
  • Impress editors with your professionalism

Don't let fear and uncertainty condemn you to a life of dabbling. When your fingers hesitate over the keyboard, flip through this thought-of-everything guide, and let Skip Press answer your questions, build your confidence, and put you to work.

Skip Press is the author of The Ultimate Writer's Guide to Hollywood (Barnes & Noble Books, 0-7607-6110-8) and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting, among many other books. He has taught at UCLA and the Academy of Art College, and his online screenwriting course is available in almost 900 colleges and universities around the world. Press has appeared as a featured speaker at writer's conferences across the United States and regularly serves on entertainment industry panels. He lives in Southern California.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760772331
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/30/2005
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2007

    It Put My Manuscript on the Right Track

    No matter what you write, Mr. Press' book will show you the ins and outs of becoming a successful and established published author. I am most certainly not the only person I know who admires the book. In order to WRITE successfully, you must first READ this!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    Get your Money's worth and MUCH MUCH MORE

    Great author. Easy to understand. Lots of information. You'll love it!! Even if you don't know if you want to write or not, this book will help you decide because you will know what it takes to publish!!

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