Kill Your Darlings: 20 Advice Articles for Fiction Writers

Kill Your Darlings: 20 Advice Articles for Fiction Writers

by Mike Wells

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Bestselling novelist Mike Wells shares 20 of his most popular blog posts in one volume. With more than two decades of experience in both traditional and indie publishing, Wells covers everything from a quick and easy way to write short book synopses to querying agents and editors to how to hook your readers on the first page of a story.

"This is the best advice on creating a synopsis I've read." - Melissa Stark, Author

"I should tattoo these tips on my arm, Angelina Jolie style." - Cynthia Wright, Author

"This has been fantastic help." - Marie O'Halloran, Author

"Terrific summary of what we writers need to look out for." - Julie Glover, Author

"I am writing my first manuscript and have found this very interesting and helpful." - Dave Perlmutter, Author

A "Secret" Formula for Creating a Short Synopsis for Your Book
6 Tips to Help You Get That Novel Written
The Importance of "Candy Bar" Scenes in Your Writing
Three Ways to Make Your Story Pull Readers In from the First Page
The Fast Yes and The Slow No
Should You Self-Publish or Go the Traditional Route?
Developing a Thick Skin
Does Bruce Willis Have a Dog? Less is More
Developing Your Artistic Style
5 Steps to Landing a Good Literary Agent
15 Common Mistakes Found in Query Letters
A Dozen+ Reasons Books are Rejected by Agents & Editors
Common Questions about Agents & Publishers
Writing: A Career You Can Fall Forward On
Dealing with Rejection from Literary Agents and Publishers
Readers, Writers, and The Curse of Genre
What Lady Gaga Taught Me about Fiction Writing
What's a Good Title for a Book? Ask a Tabloid Journalist
Getting Professional Feedback on Your Writing
How a Public Speaking Phobia Nearly Destroyed My Career

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046004120
Publisher: Mike Wells
Publication date: 06/09/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 197 KB

About the Author

Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

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