Techniques of the Selling Writer

Techniques of the Selling Writer

Book - 1981 | Paperback edition.
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Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product.

No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer's craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years.

This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.

Publisher: Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, 1981.
Edition: Paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1965
ISBN: 9780806111919
Branch Call Number: 808.3 SWA
Characteristics: viii, 330 pages ;,20 cm


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May 15, 2013

If you are writing to sell fiction, this book is worth your time. It is the book explaining your readers' expectations and the psychology underlying them (among many other things). This is neither a dry rerun of grammar and usage nor a creative writing course, but an almost entertaining, clear explanation of how to structure and tell your story and why you need to. This classic was first published in 1965 and you may not find it easily.

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