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Fiction : the art and craft of writing and getting published
Seidman, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Pomegranate Press, Ltd., [1999]

Physical Description:
319 pages ; 21 cm :
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Central Library PN3355 .S45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Anna M. Reinstein Library PN3355 .S45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This complete manual on writing fiction in all genres takes readers through each phase -- from story idea to manuscript to submission -- with a step-by-step guide to the editing and publishing process (including negotiating a contract with or without an agent), and an informative section on writer's conferences and workshops.

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Library Journal Review

The field of how-to-write books is crowded, but if you want to beef up your collection, this is a good choice. Author and editor Seidman writes about the practical aspects of the craft in a straightforward and clever way. As an editor, he is well versed in what publishing houses are looking for, and he is also familiar with the major stumbling blocks authors face when submitting work. Seidman's first section on writing includes many good hints and exercises for getting work into shape. Part 2, on networking, discusses writers' groups, conferences, and professional readers and how to use them. Part 3, "The Business of Publishing," is a guide to the business end of writing. The section on contract negotiation alone is worth the price of the book. Recommended for public libraries.ÄLisa J. Cihlar, Monroe P.L., WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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