Genre Writing teaches authors how to get past the publisher's gatekeeper. This clear and concise guide reveals conventions of genre, which includes categories such as mystery, horror, science fiction, romance, fantasy, and thriller. By following the standards, a writer has a greater chance of a manuscript's acceptance. The book discusses one of the main reasons publishers reject manuscripts. One chapter describes what belongs in the first sentence and paragraph of a book, as well as on the first page. Another chapter covers writing powerful sentences. Reading Genre Writing is an important step in an author's strategy to get published.
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About the Author
Patricia La Barbera, MFA, is an author and editor who specializes in genre categories. She also teaches writing classes and judges contests. She is the author of The Tala Chronicles series. Various journals and anthologies have featured her short stories and poetry. She organized the Sarasota Editors Association and lives in Florida with her husband. Learn more about her editing services at www.patricialabarbera.com.