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Janet Evanovich's How I Write

Secrets Of A Bestselling Author

By Janet Evanovich

How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format:
• How she comes up with such remarkable characters
• How she nails the perfect name every time
• How she finds out insider details
• Just how she sets up those masterful plots
• What the life of a full-time writer is really like
• What she’d tell an aspiring author about the publishing industry
• And much, much more!

This book details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction—from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series. It offers practical and inspiring advice on such subjects as structuring a plot and handling rejection. And it combines one of today’s most successful fiction writers with a published non-fiction writer who teaches creative fiction. HOW I WRITE is the perfect reference for anyone looking to improve their writing, and for those fans who are hungry to find out more about just how Janet Evanovich ticks.




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Format: Book
Author: Evanovich, Janet
Title: Janet Evanovich's how I write : secrets of a bestselling author / with Ina Yalof and Alex Evanovich.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2006.
Subject: Fiction -- Authorship
Isbn: 0312354282 9780312354282
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 808.3 Eva
Oclc: 70122585
Bib Id: 257390

Format: Book
Author: Evanovich, Janet
Title: Janet Evanovich's how I write : secrets of a bestselling author / with Ina Yalof and Alex Evanovich.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2006.
Description: xx, 240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Fiction -- Authorship
Other Author: Yalof, Ina L., 1939-
Other Title: How I write
Contents: Creating great characters -- The importance of research -- What's in a name -- Creating series characters -- The mechanics of writing -- Finding story ideas -- Showing vs. telling -- Setting and atmosphere -- Getting the facts right -- Finding the right point of view -- Dialogue -- Grammar -- Genre -- Humor -- Writing sex scenes -- Writing action scenes -- Writing violence -- Structuring the novel -- Plot -- Beginnings, middles, endings, cliffhangers, transitions -- Crafting the series: pros and cons -- Making revisions -- A rewriting checklist -- Critiquing the manuscript -- Getting published -- Self-publishing -- Copyright law -- Advice and encouragement -- Inspiration -- Self-discipline -- A day in the life of a writer -- Personal time -- Meeting deadlines -- Writer's block -- Rejection -- Book promotion -- The Website -- Resources and organizations -- Query letters and sample pages -- Author autobiographies.
LCCN: 2006045812
ISBN: 0312354282
ISBN: 9780312354282
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 808.3 Eva