The Craft & Business of Writing

The Craft & Business of Writing

Essential Tools for Writing Success

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A vital resource for aspiring writers offers multi-genre instruction and information for authors of fiction, nonfiction, children's books, and poetry, covering everything from initial concepts and drafts to submission, as well as tips on how to find and work with an agent, negotiate contracts, handle book tours, test ideas, and much more. 15,000 first printing.

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This guide for writers covers both the craft and skill of writing, and essential business aspects such as agents, negotiation, and contracts. The information presented here was culled from more than 80 years of the Writers Digest's Writer's Market series of books. After a section on getting started and business issues, tabbed sections cover fiction, nonfiction, children's writing, and poetry. The brief articles in each section cover the craft and business of each genre. The book's wire-ring binding is attached to a hard cover by a thin layer of paper that was already starting to tear on this reviewer's copy. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer

Master Your Craft, Sell Your Work

For more than eighty years, the Writer's Market series has provided the timeless advice and detailed instruction writers have come to depend on to achieve their goals. The Craft & Business of Writing offers the best of that instruction from award-winning writers such as M.J. Rose, Lee K. Abbott, Alyce Miller, Fred Marchant, Jennifer Crusie, Megan McCafferty, Gary Provost, Monica Wood, and Deborah Hopkinson.

In this book, writers, agents, and editors offer their insights into every genre and facet of the publishing industry, so whether you write fiction, nonfiction, children's books, or poetry - or a little of everything - this essential all-in-one reference includes everything you need to start and maintain your writing career.

To hone your craft and increase your skill as a writer, you'll find solid advice on how to:

  • Craft intricate plots and nuanced characters
  • Improve the pace and veracity of your dialogue
  • Write in rhyme, or with appropriate meter
To successfully market yourself and sell your work, you'll learn how to:
  • Find and work with an agent
  • Negotiate contracts and collaborate with editors
  • Test and submit article ideas

No matter what your skill level or area of creative interest, The Craft & Business of Writing is an invaluable addition to your reference library.

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : Writer's Digest Books, c2008
ISBN: 9781582974873
Branch Call Number: 808.02 WRI
Characteristics: 392 p
Additional Contributors: Writer's Digest Books (firm)


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