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Waymarks for Authors

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What is good fiction? What constitutes literary or commercial fiction?
Why do some novels end up in print and others don’t? Is self-publishing really a vanity?

This book presents a practical and informative overview of writing and selling fiction today, for aspiring writers and discerning readers. It questions the commercial aspects of publication, demystifying the process from conception to publication, while dispelling common misconceptions.
Are you an author, overwhelmed by conflicting information about publishing? Do you know what constitutes good fiction, why some fiction is perceived to be better than others, why some novels end up in print while others don't? Waymarks for Authors provides an unbiased and practical overview of writing and selling fiction today - the whole caboodle. With myth-busting simplicity, it exposes the forces that truly drive the fiction market. For the aspiring author it provides over seventy signposts towards the ultimate goal of publication, exposing the true scope of the undertaking. For the fiction-reader, this work opens thought-provoking questions for those who think they know the meaning of a 'good book'. Can you afford to NOT read it?

The author has been a writing tutor for many years, has served on the committee of a national writing organisation, and has written over twenty novels. Accreditation includes a BEd/MA in Creative Writing. She has several mainstream novels published, enjoys reading good fiction in many genres, and has a great respect for fiction writers who go that extra mile to produce a well-crafted product.

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Waymarks for Authors contains a wealth of com-pressed information, accumulated over many years as both a writer and tutor of fiction. I don’t claim to be a guru. No such work could be produced without including, whether by accident or design, some personal observations. Knowledge isn’t carved in stone. Each generation holds a knowledge-base derived of cultural and technological influences; even history is less an absolute truth than interpretation. So, absorb my view as part of your wider self-education, but listen also to what others have to say.Some writers are inherently better than others, but in the world of publishing, success isn’t confined to the talented, and talent doesn’t guarantee success. A love of writing is a good start, though. We’re usually better at the things we love – or perhaps we love doing the things we do well, because it lifts the spirits, and the things we’re not good at can deliver cruel memories. But only when the art and craft of writing combine to become second nature, will that great novel materialise.

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Waymarks for Authors

Panjangnya: 337 halaman4 jam

Deskripsi

What is good fiction? What constitutes literary or commercial fiction?
Why do some novels end up in print and others don’t? Is self-publishing really a vanity?

This book presents a practical and informative overview of writing and selling fiction today, for aspiring writers and discerning readers. It questions the commercial aspects of publication, demystifying the process from conception to publication, while dispelling common misconceptions.
Are you an author, overwhelmed by conflicting information about publishing? Do you know what constitutes good fiction, why some fiction is perceived to be better than others, why some novels end up in print while others don't? Waymarks for Authors provides an unbiased and practical overview of writing and selling fiction today - the whole caboodle. With myth-busting simplicity, it exposes the forces that truly drive the fiction market. For the aspiring author it provides over seventy signposts towards the ultimate goal of publication, exposing the true scope of the undertaking. For the fiction-reader, this work opens thought-provoking questions for those who think they know the meaning of a 'good book'. Can you afford to NOT read it?

The author has been a writing tutor for many years, has served on the committee of a national writing organisation, and has written over twenty novels. Accreditation includes a BEd/MA in Creative Writing. She has several mainstream novels published, enjoys reading good fiction in many genres, and has a great respect for fiction writers who go that extra mile to produce a well-crafted product.

Excerpt from Introduction:

Waymarks for Authors contains a wealth of com-pressed information, accumulated over many years as both a writer and tutor of fiction. I don’t claim to be a guru. No such work could be produced without including, whether by accident or design, some personal observations. Knowledge isn’t carved in stone. Each generation holds a knowledge-base derived of cultural and technological influences; even history is less an absolute truth than interpretation. So, absorb my view as part of your wider self-education, but listen also to what others have to say.Some writers are inherently better than others, but in the world of publishing, success isn’t confined to the talented, and talent doesn’t guarantee success. A love of writing is a good start, though. We’re usually better at the things we love – or perhaps we love doing the things we do well, because it lifts the spirits, and the things we’re not good at can deliver cruel memories. But only when the art and craft of writing combine to become second nature, will that great novel materialise.

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