LOVE STORY WRITER is crammed with practical information on the art and craft of creating and selling the romantic story. It does not pretend to "teach" you how to write. Yet the novice or the professional writer will find more help in this wise and witty book than in many so-called text books.
It takes you from the gestation of the idea to its final submission to a magazine. It tells you why so many manuscripts fail to sell. It tells you, very simply, how you can avoid the most common pitfalls that keep authors from success. It tells you more about editors, their habits and crochets, than any other book of its kind.
Started on a writing career before she became one of America's most successful and highest paid editors, Miss Bacon shares her insights and experience in managing a successful publication and authoring romantic fiction. Her advice gives us a glimpse into a past era, but remains as fresh today as when the pulps populated newsstands across America.
With introductions and afterwords by pop culture historians Laurie Powers and Michelle Nolan.
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About the Author
Under her direction, Love Story Magazine, became the top-ranking newsstand seller -- and the only weekly -- among women's magazines. Known as a "lucky" editor for giving new writers their start, she received and read thousands of unsolicited manuscripts each year. During World War II, Miss Bacon edited Detective Story Magazine, and was the final editor of The Shadow and Doc Savage, the most famous superheroes of the pulp magazine era.
Miss Bacon retired in the 1950s and penned Love Story Writer. Much of her retirement was devoted to society functions, domestic cats, and gardening. In the 1960s, she began her own publishing imprint, Gemini Books.
Miss Bacon died in 1986 at her home in Port Washington, NY, at the age of 87 years.