The Marshall Plan Workbook: Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish

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The Marshall Plan Workbook is the most direct, practical and hands-on way to get your novel completed and pitched in the marketplace. Agent, editor and author Evan Marshall helps you focus your writing and score with readers in whatever genre you choose. Building upon The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, which disclosed the strategy for writing success, The Marshall Plan Workbook casts all that professional insight into an action plan for literary triumph.
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Overview

The Marshall Plan Workbook is the most direct, practical and hands-on way to get your novel completed and pitched in the marketplace. Agent, editor and author Evan Marshall helps you focus your writing and score with readers in whatever genre you choose. Building upon The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, which disclosed the strategy for writing success, The Marshall Plan Workbook casts all that professional insight into an action plan for literary triumph.
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Library Journal
Marshall has written a number of mysteries and owns a literary agency. In this companion to The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, he concentrates on the nitty gritty of producing a novel. Marshall deals specifically with writing genre fiction as the type most likely to be picked up by a publisher. The first half of the book gives the writer help in building characters, developing plot, and setting goals. The second half is the Plan Blueprint, a 58-page section of fill-in-the-blank sheets that will help dedicated students of the method produce a novel. The marketing information included concentrates on the manuscript: how it should look, how many pages it should have, paper weight, etc. This is a nice addition to writing collections, although the worksheets and charts may make this book inappropriate for some public libraries. Lisa J. Cihlar, Monroe P.L., Monroe, WI Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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A nuts-and-bolts guide to beginning and completing a novel. Marshall, an agent and editor, promises that his blueprint will help authors build stories that sell. He covers issues from setting a schedule for writing to selecting a genre to determining characters. Much of the edition is made up of worksheets that writers can fill out to plot each scene, action, and motivation. The emphasis is on producing a story the marketplace will embrace but not necessarily on crafting great literature. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582970592
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: About This Book 1
Part I The Writing Life 3
1 The Novelist's Mind-set 4
2 Time and Place for the Novelist 13
Part II Story Preliminaries 19
3 The Market-Savvy Novelist 20
4 Genres and How to Choose One 29
5 The Crisis--Where Your Story Begins 34
6 Story Ideas--Hollywood Style 40
7 The Story Goal--Your Novel's Engine 49
8 Research: When and How Much? 53
Part III Your Story People 58
9 The Lead 59
10 The Opposition 77
11 The Confidant 87
12 The Romantic Involvement 97
13 Other Characters 107
Part IV Plotting With the Blueprint 110
14 Multiple Story Lines 111
15 Section Sheets 127
16 Shaping a Plot 140
17 How to Use the Marshall Plan Blueprint 153
Part V The Blueprint 155
Part VI Writing From the Blueprint 215
18 The Five Fiction Modes 216
19 Sections 234
20 Connectors 243
21 Final Touches 246
Index 250
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2001

    Wow - What a Plan!

    This is a 'must-have' if you are serious about seeing your first-time novel published. In 'The Marshall Plan Workbook,' Evan Marshall breaks down the process into clear steps that really help you to define your novel's characters, plot, relationships, pace, and so forth. I was amazed how quickly and in-depth my characters took shape, how the schemes, scenes and plots developed my manuscript by using the tools in the workbook. The Marshall Plan Workbook was the 'write' plan for me. See if it is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2001

    The top

    This is the best book for writers wanting to write novels. It gives insperation and good advice. Anybody having a writers block needs this book.

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