Monday, August 27, 2007

Several more books I'd recommend:

The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile ISBN 068485743X and The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life ISBN 0312309287, by Noah Lukeman. Both these titles focus on the craft of writing fiction. Literary agent Noah Lukeman represents many New York Times bestselling authors, and award winning authors. He’s read over 50,000 manuscripts in the past 10 years and knows what will sell and what won’t. The first five pages are critical to whether an agent, editor, or the all important consumer will make the decision to purchase a book. Think about it. The last time you picked up a book, you looked at the cover, turned over and read the back cover blurb, and then, most probably, took a look at the first couple of pages. Lukeman tells you how to improve your writing so it grabs the reader.

The Resilient Writer: Tales of Rejection and Triumph by 23 Top Authors, by Catherine Wald, ISBN 0892553073. Being rejected is an uncomfortable and often demoralizing experience. Writers are on the receiving end of more than their fair share by virtue of simply being writers. Catherine Wald handles the topic with grace and optimism. She has heart-to-heart talks with 23 leading authors regarding their personal experiences with

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