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Author Estleman, Loren D.

Title Writing the popular novel : a comprehensive guide to crafting fiction that sells / Loren D. Estleman ; foreword by John Lescroart.

Imprint Cincinnati, OH : Writer's Digest Books, c2004.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    808.3 EST    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 242 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Decline and Fall of Mainstream Fiction 1 -- Chapter 1 Better Than Life: Why Fiction Exists 6 -- Chapter 2 What to Write 16 -- Chapter 3 A Clean, Well-Lighted Place 29 -- Chapter 4 Gears and Pulleys 35 -- Chapter 5 Sources in Conflict 47 -- Chapter 6 Past Perfect 55 -- Chapter 7 The Rapture of Research 62 -- Chapter 8 Perspectives on Point of View 69 -- Chapter 9 How to Ignore an Outline 78 -- Chapter 10 Wyatt Earp and Me 85 -- Chapter 11 Series and Standalones 98 -- Chapter 12 Talk is Action 110 -- Chapter 13 A Sense of Reader 118 -- Chapter 14 Having Fun 123 -- Chapter 15 Jump Starts 130 -- Chapter 16 The Eleventh Hour 140 -- Chapter 17 Dressing Up 148 -- Chapter 18 Ten Things You Can do to Avoid Success 155 -- Chapter 19 Editing 160 -- Chapter 20 Legal Limits 168 -- Chapter 21 Fifteen Percent of Your Life 176 -- Chapter 22 A Prayer for the Short Story 184 -- Chapter 23 Poetry: A Requiem 192 -- Chapter 24 The Golden Cage 197 -- Chapter 25 Real Stuff 203 -- Chapter 26 Five Things Your Teacher Never Told You 207 -- Chapter 27 The New Mainstream 213.
Subject Fiction -- Authorship.
ISBN 1582972877 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781582972879 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1582972885 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781582972886 (pbk. : alk. paper)

 
    
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