The Writer's Handbook 2005

The Writer's Handbook 2005

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ISBN-13: 9780871162120
Publisher: Writer, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Pages: 1003
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 2.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface11
Introduction15
Articles
Success in Freelance Writing
Freelance 10119
10 Easy Ways to Get Story Ideas30
Know Your Audience32
Hooks for Magazine Articles36
Killer Queries for Articles39
A No-Fret, No-Sweat Plan to Get It Done46
10 Tips for Freelance Success50
15 Ways to Find Time to Write53
Get Your Book Published
Elements of a Nonfiction Book Proposal59
Pitch Perfect: Write a Fiction or Nonfiction Pitch64
5 Seconds to Catch a Fiction Editor's Eye69
Literary Contests: Paths to Publication73
Is a Small Press a Good Fit?79
A Guide to Successful Self-Publishing83
Basics of Self-Promotion for Authors90
Promote Your Book Online97
A Blueprint for Writers101
The Craft of Writing
A Writer's Notebook111
A Key to Success: Write More119
A Fiction Writer's Checklist124
Erik Larson: Choose & Research the Right Topic127
Research for Novels131
Writing Historical Fiction135
More Than a Place141
Three Writers on Plot (with advice from Dennis Lehane, Gayle Lynds, and Stuart Woods)146
Paint Your Prose151
Move into the Winner's Circle153
The Writing Process (with advice from Susan Orlean, Ann Rule, Lois Lowry, Terry McMillan, Antoya Nelson, Christopher Paolini, M.J. Rose, Tracy Kidder, Thisbe Nissen, Joyce Carol Oates, Barbara Parker, Dennis Lehane, Suzan-Lori Parks, Christina Schwarz, Caroline Hwang, Sue Grafton, Paule Marshall, Alan Lightman, Allison Pearson, and Ruth Reichl)158
Creating a Worthy Villain164
Making Up Good Characters (with advice from Hal Blythe & Charlie Sweet, Anne Tyler, Alan Furst, M.J. Rose, Donna Tartt, John Irving, Jonathan Harris, Anne Lamott, Jonathan Franzen, Dean Koontz, J.A. Jance, Anita Shreve, Carl Hiaassen, and Philip Danze)171
Writing for Specialized Markets
Creating Characters in Poetry179
First-Scene Essentials for Your Screenplay184
Keep Your Screenplay on Track188
Paranormal Romance196
Think Like a Teenager200
Take Your Story to the Crossroads204
Pieces of the Mystery Puzzle (with advice from Nevada Barr, Peter Robinson, Sara Paretsky, Marcia Muller, Elizabeth Peters, Tess Collins, William G. Tapply, Evan Hunter (Ed McBain), Ian Rankin, Gwendoline Butler, and P.D. James)212
Writing for Business Markets219
Writing for Alumni Magazines225
Reference Section
Submission Procedures231
Basics of Copyrights & Contracts240
Commonly Misused Words246
Books & Websites250
Glossary: Key Terms for Writers259
Markets
Nonfiction Magazines
Abilities265
Agriculture & Rural Life268
Animals & Pets275
Arts & Architecture281
Associations286
Automotive289
Aviation292
Business294
Career & Professional Development308
Computers311
Consumer & Personal Finance314
Contemporary Culture315
Current Events & Politics318
Education325
Environment, Conservation, Nature335
Ethnic & Multicultural343
Family & Parenting353
Film, TV, Entertainment363
Fitness368
Food & Wine373
Games & Pastimes377
Gay & Lesbian379
General Interest382
Health388
History396
Hobbies, Crafts, Collecting405
Home & Garden419
Humor429
In-Flight Magazines430
Inspirational432
Juvenile433
Lifestyles447
Men's451
Military453
New Age & Spiritual456
Performing Arts459
Regional & City465
Religion491
Science513
Seniors517
Sports, Recreation, Outdoors521
Teens546
Trade & Technical553
Travel567
Wedding577
Women578
Writing & Publishing586
Fiction & Poetry Magazines
Fiction for Young Writers597
Literary Magazines600
Mystery & Detective667
Romance & Confession669
Science Fiction & Fantasy671
Book Publishers
General Adult Books679
Juvenile Books803
Religious Books829
Other Markets & Resources
Agents843
Arts Councils868
Colonies for Writers877
Conferences & Workshops885
Contests & Awards906
Greeting Card Publishers938
Organizations942
Syndicates951
Writing Programs955
Main Index963
Contest Index999

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