Techniques of the Selling Writer

Techniques of the Selling Writer

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.

Author: Dwight V. Swain

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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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.
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Secrets of the World s Bestselling Writer The Storytelling Techniques of Erle Stanley Gardner

Secrets of the World s Bestselling Writer  The Storytelling Techniques of Erle Stanley Gardner

All selling writers learned to stretch their stories. They extended action scenes to
the absolute limitof reader endurance. An adept pennyaword writer could string
out a “walkdown,” the Western's traditional climactic showdown between the hero
 ...

Author: Francis L. Fugate

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 9781631680090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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All the hard-earned storytelling skills of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Petty Mason and still the world’s biggest-selling writer, are revealed in this informative, entertaining, and instructive book. The authors clearly present and analyze all the elements of narrative-character, plot, conflict, and resolution-as Gardner used them. Numerous extraordinary charts, diagrams , and outlines makes his hard-earned technical skills available to the reader in practical and useful forms. This book is ideal for Gardner collectors and fans, and equally for students of writing at all levels-would be writers, neophytes, and even published authors-for it offers one of the most practical and professional courses ever in storytelling technique.
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Creating Characters

Creating Characters

In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along. “The core of character,” he says in chapter 1, “lies in each individual story person’s ...

Author: Dwight V. Swain

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806183855

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along. “The core of character,” he says in chapter 1, “lies in each individual story person’s ability to care about something; to feel implicitly or explicitly, that something is important.” Building on that foundation—the capacity to care—Swain takes the would-be writer step-by-step through the fundamentals of finding and developing “characters who turn you on.” This basic but thought-provoking how-to is a valuable tool for both the novice and the seasoned writer.
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Wisconsin Library Bulletin

Wisconsin Library Bulletin

Covers all phases of juvenile publishing from the techniques of writing and
illustrating to editorial duties . ... approach with examples stressing clear writing
through clear thinking Swain , Dwight V. Tricks and Techniques of the Selling
Writer .

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ISBN: UOM:39015036850421

Category: Libraries

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A Basic Guide to Writing Selling and Promoting Children s Books

A Basic Guide to Writing  Selling  and Promoting Children s Books

"Summary: Techniques about writing, selling, publishing, self-publishing, and promoting stories written for children; list of resources; indexed." -- Title page verso.

Author: Betsy Blizzard Lee

Publisher: Learning Abilities Books

ISBN: 9780965885331

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 40

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Categories: Authors and publishers

Writing Novels that Sell

Writing Novels that Sell

Dwight V . Swain has retired as a full - time teacher of professional writing
technique . His book , Techniques of the Selling Writer , * remains one of the best
ever written on all aspects of story writing . I recommend it to you . It was Swain ,
many ...

Author: Jack M. Bickham

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034237151

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

View: 657

Categories: Fiction

Writing from Within Workbook

Writing from Within Workbook

"Bernard Selling, author of Writing from Within and a writing instructor for over 30 years, helps people get over their initial fear of writing with this new Writing from Within Workbook.

Author: Bernard Selling

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897936302

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

View: 688

"Bernard Selling, author of Writing from Within and a writing instructor for over 30 years, helps people get over their initial fear of writing with this new Writing from Within Workbook. By writing personal stories, people can usually get past their misconceptions about how someone should write and learn how to write in a way that feels natural and comfortable to them. His comprehensive Workbook takes people through the writing process step-by-step, including lessons on how to add narrative, inner thoughts and feelings, dialogue, character sketches, and climaxes. Once people are familiar with the basics of writing, they can extend their writing skills into other genres without fear. Selling introduces steps that allow readers to broaden their writing into screenplays, essays, fiction, and journals. He explains that the fundamentals of writing are the same, despite the different forms. With the ease and skill of an experienced writing teacher, he helps writers transform their work into whichever form they desire. Draft samples will show writers how their stories will grow using the Writing from Within method. He comments on each draft, thus demonstrating how to evaluate a piece of writing. These personal notes also help keep readers on track and their goals in perspective. "--
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Journal of the University Film Producers Association

Journal of the University Film Producers Association

The Technique of Special Effects ( Donald E. Staples , rev . ) , 18 : 1 ... Animation
Techniques and Commercial Film Production ( Robert W. Wagner , rev . ) ...
Swain , Dwight V. Tricks and Techniques of the Selling Writer ( Carl Clausen , rev
. ) ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5180735

Category: Documentary films

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Categories: Documentary films

The Writer

The Writer

XTERS SEVEN PRINCIPLES POETRY Techniques writing modern riction Novel
Writing The best est sou sources . ... How to write and where to sell anecdotes ,
light verse , fillers , puzzles , quips , epigrams , recipes , proverbs , quotes , and ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067425135

Category: Authorship

Page:

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Writing Romance

Writing Romance

The Elements of Style . New York : Macmillan , 1959 . This little book , reissued
many times and recommended by many writing experts , contains every basic
principle of good writing style . Swain , Dwight V. Techniques of the Selling Writer
.

Author: Vanessa Grant

Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Self-Counsel Press

ISBN: 1551803534

Category: Reference

Page: 239

View: 153

Categories: Reference

Writing for Children and Teen agers

Writing for Children and Teen agers

Some Textbooks from My Shelves Writing , Illustrating and Editing Children ' s
Books . Jean P . Colby . An overall view of the field by an editor - writer who
knows firsthand all the aspects of our trade . ... Techniques of the Selling Writer .
Dwight ...

Author: Jane Andrews Lee Hyndman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014450897

Category: Children's literature

Page: 253

View: 973

Categories: Children's literature

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Writing Fiction For Dummies

overview, 239–240 second disaster in, 250–251 third disaster in, 252–253
writing order, choosing your, 157–158 story ... See thrillers genre Swain, Dwight (
Techniques of the Selling Writer), 156, 175, 201 Swain, James (Grift Sense), 188
 ...

Author: Randy Ingermanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470585238

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 299

A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.
Categories: Education

Writers Northwest Handbook

Writers Northwest Handbook

The Writer ' s Bookshelf Sometimes A Great Notion , by Ken Kesey , Penguin
USA . A writer notes , “ I reread often to study the sophisticated techniques a
writer can use . " | How To Get ... I Techniques of the Selling Writer , by Dwight V .
Swain ...

Author: Joleen Colombo

Publisher:

ISBN: 0964721201

Category: Authorship

Page: 223

View: 782

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The Successful Writer s Guide

The Successful Writer s Guide

Now I don ' t offer you final solutions in this book , but I have attempted to show
you methods and techniques I ' ve found successful over the years in writing and
selling magazine articles , short stories , and books . And although I don ' t give ...

Author: Hal D. Steward

Publisher:

ISBN: 0138755345

Category: Authorship

Page: 200

View: 467

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Techniques of Fiction Writing

Techniques of Fiction Writing

Reputable agents do not advertise , nor do they charge any fee for reading or
criticizing manuscripts , and that is that . Many beginners suppose that their best
route to market is through an already - selling writer ; they believe that you have
to ...

Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003288540

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 234

Categories: Fiction

Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog

3 Maass , Donald Writing the breakout novel ; winning advice from a top agent
and his bestselling client ; foreword by Anne ... Fiction — Technique ISBN 0 -
8061 - 1191 - 7 First published 1965 with title : Tricks & techniques of the selling
writer ...

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 0824210395

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

View: 472

Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
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The Fantasy Fiction Formula

The Fantasy Fiction Formula

With an introduction by author Jim Butcher, The fantasy fiction formula provides the information you need to gain skill and proficiency in writing fantasy like a pro.

Author: Deborah Chester

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781784996055

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

View: 743

There's more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing new magic. How exactly is a plot put together? How do you know if your idea will support an entire novel? How do you grab reader attention and keep it? How do you create dynamic, multi-dimensional characters? What is viewpoint and do you handle it differently in urban fantasy than in traditional epics? What should you do if you're lost in the middle? How do you make your plot end up where you intend it to go? From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the handling of emotions, let award-winning fantasy author Deborah Chester guide you through the process of putting a book together. Convinced there's no need to shroud the writing process under a veil of mystery, Chester supplies tips that are both practical and proven. They are exactly what she uses in writing her own novels and what she teaches in her writing courses at the University of Oklahoma. Along with explaining story construction step-by-step, Chester illustrates each technique with examples drawn from both traditional and urban fantasy. The technique chapters include exercises to assist novices in mastering the craft of writing fantasy as well as suggestions for avoiding or solving plot problems. More experienced writers will find tips for taking their work to the next level. With an introduction by author Jim Butcher, The fantasy fiction formula provides the information you need to gain skill and proficiency in writing fantasy like a pro.
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The A Z of Writing and Selling

The A Z of Writing and Selling

WRITING TIPS AND TECHNIQUES In this section you will find a potpourri of tips
on the techniques of writing that I have culled from various sources . Further
information on the writing techniques that are used in Business and Trade
Journal ...

Author: Rita Berman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0877161178

Category: Authorship

Page: 202

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Public Library Core Collection

Public Library Core Collection

Publisher ' s note Includes bibliographical references Maass , Donald Writing the
breakout novel ; winning advice from a top ... Fiction - Technique ISBN 0 - 8061 -
1191 - 7 First published 1965 with title : Tricks & techniques of the selling writer ...

Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 0824210948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1856

View: 852

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