The National Writers Association Guide to Writing for Beginners: A How-to Reference for Plot, Dialogue, Nonfiction, Internet Publishing, and More
By: Sandra Whelchel (author)Hardback
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The National Writers Association Guide to Writing for Beginners has been used successfully as printed handouts for over twenty-five years with college classes and conference workshops. Unlike many writing books, this guide is broken into small chapters with specific areas of writing addressed within. This gives the beginning writer a chance to read the chapter and then utilize the knowledge on their own projects. By utilizing the instruction, supplemental readings, and exercises, each chapter is designed to address the problem areas of writing and give the reader the information necessary to be successful. Additional chapters give information on other aspects of the writing business, such as publishing, marketing, finding agents and publishers, and copyright applications.
Sandy Whelchel is executive director of the National Writers Association and author of six nonfiction books, five coloring books, and two novels.
Chapter 1 Getting Started Chapter 2 Ideas, Ideas, Ideas Chapter 3 Where Are You Going? Chapter 4 Proper Manuscript Format Chapter 5 Great Beginnings Chapter 6 Plots and Storylines Chapter 7 Characterization Chapter 8 Dialogue Chapter 9 Narrative Chapter 10 Glitches Chapter 11 Nonfiction Chapter 12 Internet Publishing Chapter 13 Rights and Copyright Chapter 14 Queries, Synopses, Cover Letters, Proposals, and Outlines Chapter 15 The Writer as an Editor Chapter 16 To Agent or Not to Agent Chapter 17 Publishing and Not Publishing Chapter 18 Marketing and Selling Your Work Chapter 19 Final Thoughts Chapter 20 Appendix A: Sample Synopsis of A Year of Hearts Chapter 21 Appendix B: Sample First Page of a Book Chapter 22 Appendix C: Sample First Page of a Short Story or Article Chapter 23 Appendix D: Sample Query Chapter 24 Appendix E: Sample Outline of a Book Chapter 25 Appendix F: Sample Cover Letter Chapter 26 Appendix G: Major Character Profile Chapter 27 Appendix H: Minor Character Profile Chapter 28 Appendix I: Sample Vita Sheet Chapter 29 Appendix J: Suggested Release Form for Interviews
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