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Author: Frances Spatz Leighton,Oscar Collier
ISBN: 0898794048
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Pages 234 pages
Publisher Writers Digest Books; Rev edition (May 1990)
Language English
Category: Reference
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eBook How to Write & Sell Your First Novel download

by Frances Spatz Leighton,Oscar Collier


Collier and Leighton combine their years of publishing experience with the success strategies of 22 accomplished authors. Most books on how to sell your work are awful and this is no exeption. These books tend to range from etremely good to just down right bad with none in the middle.

Collier and Leighton combine their years of publishing experience with the success strategies of 22 accomplished authors. Newly revised and updated, this guide reveals the keys to writing and publishing a successful novel in today's complicated market. Collier and Leighton combine their years of publishing experience with the success strategies of 22 accomplished authors. This is the WORST book I have read. The advice is poor and will not get a new writer in the door.

Literary agent Oscar Collier and successful freelance writer Frances Spatz Leighton team up to give you practical. Frances Spatz Leighton is the author of over thirty books. Paperback: 234 pages.

Literary agent Oscar Collier and successful freelance writer Frances Spatz Leighton team up to give you practical, specific advice on how to write your first novel and get it published

Literary agent Oscar Collier and successful freelance writer Frances Spatz Leighton team up to give you practical, specific advice on how to write your first novel and get it published.

Frances Spatz Leighton is the author of over thirty books. Country of Publication.

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Oscar Collier, American Literary agency consultant, writer. How to Write & Sell Your First Novel. Even the most famous novelists had to start somewhere. Now you can make your ith this book. Literary agent Oscar Collier and successful freelance writer Frances Spatz Leighton team up to give you practical, specific advice on how to write your first novel and get it published.

Find nearly any book by Oscar Collier. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Oscar Collier, Frances Spatz Leighton. ISBN 9780898797701 (978-0-89879-770-1) Softcover, Writers Digest, 1997. Find signed collectible books: 'How to Write & Sell Your First Novel'. How to Write & Sell Your First Novel: ISBN 9780898794045 (978-0-89879-404-5) Softcover, Writers Digest Books, 1990.

Author: Collier, Oscar; Leighton, Frances Spatz Publisher: Writers Digest. The book gives case histories of first novel success, detailing exactly how the book was created and sold. Condition: Like New. См. подробнee. Included are tips from now-famous novelists on how they made their first sale and practical ideas on manuscript presentation.

Oscar Collier, Frances Spatz Leighton. How to Write and Sell Your First Novel - Oscar Collier. Fiction Writer's Workshop - Josip Novakovich. Writer's Digest Books £1. 9. How to Plot Your Novel (Writers' guides) - Jean Saunders. Assessment and Learning: Secrets of Successful Writing -. Creative writing (Teach Yourself: writer's library) - Dianne Doubtfire.

From front cover: improve your chances of getting your first novel published with these: strategies that have helped other first novelists succeed. Do's and don'ts of writing and presenting your novel to an editor.
Ranenast
The book started out extremely well, the first chapter was inspirational and very informative. The second chapter explained the different genres of fiction, i.e. mainstream, romance, mystery, etc. Further along the book, I found the book was most practical in its advice on preparing your final draft and submitting it to publishers.
The second part of the book is basically a biography covering the lives of several authors. Some were quite interesting as they were compressed into two or three pages, such as the careers of John Grisham, Stephen King, and Mary Higgins Clark. I do admit those were very inspirational as well.
The disappointment was in the long, extensive, and detailed biographies of George O'Toole, Steven Linakis and a few others. I believe this was hardly relevant to the subject; one may think they were included in the book for inspiration to the reader, but the amount of detail that is put in there about the authors' lives may tend to leave you wondering, "He (Oscar) could've said that in a page, why'd he use up 8 pages?"
Ceroelyu
I am very glad I added this to my arsenal of writing books, and I haven't even finished it yet.
Onnell
I found this book interesting and helpful. The first part goes over briefly the steps of writing a novel and getting published. The second part shares the experiences of other writers. If you are not interested in the second part, purchase a different how to book. Although part one was helpful, it is only a quick view of what you need to know. Of the whole book, I did find Chapter 4 inspiring. You are basically walked through the four steps of what you need to know about your book before you begin writing. This book is worth the read, just don't rely on it to take you all the way to the publisher's desk. Of course this is only one writer's opinion. I have seen here that others found this book extremely helpful.
Bolanim
The practical advice in this book got me started! I began the "three page a day" regime and I have now written three novels--my first, "Forever Retro Blues" is published. I knew very little about publishing, but this book directed me how to write, look for an agent, publisher, etc. They give inspiring examples of how someone went from a nobody, to a publishered writer. Examples abound of how persistance pays off. If you really want to get off the ground, get this book!
Gerceytone
This is not the best writing book for those who have already read such books and for those who are already somewhat expiereinced at writing; That, however, is not who it is targeted at or who it is best for (as the title suggests). It is for people who are interested inwriting but have probably not started--or just not been at it long--who are new to writing books. It is great at providing the basic and practical advice every writer needs in the beginning, and it provides a very important asset for the beginner: motivation.
Brannylv
The publishing world is changing so fast. The advent of E-Publishers and Print-on-Demand has also changed the industry.
Even though this book has a 1997 publishing date, some of the info is already dated. Don't get me wrong, there are sections that are very helpful. I've had the book three years and find myself flipping through it as a back-up to my other information.
Honestly, though, you can probably find more accurate info on the Internet than this book can really offer now.
Purestone
Recieved my book in Friday's post and it is now Sunday. I'm pretty sure i've highlighted at least half the book so far. Great tips with excellent examples. Lots of inspiration from the references of how other authors started as well.
I have read Gardner's monsterpiece as well as Forster's and have come to the conclusion that this book is preferable to both. Why? It's written by an editor, not a writer, so it is vastly more objective than anything an author of fiction could produce. Unromantic to a fault, it is packed with good ol', common sense advice on how to write a publishable book.