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

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

by Evan Marshall
     
 

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… See more details below

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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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Library Journal - 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.
Booknews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582970592
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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