- Hardcover: 221 pages
- Publisher: Writers Digest Books; 4 Sub edition (March 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0898797500
- ISBN-13: 978-0898797503
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,229,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book contains everything you need to know.
Meredith's book is simple and excellent because it provides very clear directions & instructions for how to get to your writing destination.
Meredith gained his fame as the agent to many famous writers. In Writing to Sell, he takes what he learned from dealing with publishers and provides his readers with practical advice on how to write marketable fiction. Most readers will find value in Meredith's discussion of the "plot skeleton." Meredith states that almost all good fiction follows some variation on this basic plot.
I really like Writing to Sell, but readers should be clear on the book's aims and scope. First, the title is correct; Meredith does not provide instruction on how to become the next Shakespeare or Dante. The focus here is on writing manuscripts that publishers want to buy rather than on fiction as "serious" art. Moreover, the relatively-short length (about 215 pages) precludes in-depth discussions of many important topics.
For those interested in writing fiction, Writing to Sell is a great tool. This short book can help improve almost any beginner's fiction.
And it's not as boring as many other technical books. the language is flowing and full of humor. I strongly recommend it.
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This just wasn't the book I thought it was. I wouldn't knock it in any way. The price for it was right, and it came in excellent shape.Published 9 months ago by R. Meanor
If a writer or wanting to be a writer this is great book yo have. Great book to help you with your writing. Highly recommend.Published 16 months ago by Judy A. Hatch
I've read quite a few books on writing. Many of them are disappointing, lack real examples, and rehash a lot of the same points. This book is different. Read morePublished on September 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book has been through man editions, and is an excellent "how to" for a beginner. The story building, plot, charaterization and other parts of the actual wriring are... Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by J. W. Bludis
I didn't realize it was primarily about how to write and sell h books. I am more interested in writing to sell for magazines. Read morePublished on September 22, 2012 by S. Loberg
I first heard of WRITING TO SELL when reading Peter V. Brett's blog. His debut novel, THE WARDED MAN, was incredible, so when I hear that he used WRITING TO SELL as a tool to help... Read morePublished on August 29, 2012 by Eric Christensen
A darn good book on the construction of fiction, with important information on working habits, story structure, and character motivation. Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by Rob Cornell
This is one of the best books, I have ever read on the subject of writing to make a living. A editor friend had recommended it and I really do use it a lot. Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by Don Knebel