- Paperback: 107 pages
- Publisher: Dava Books; 1st edition (February 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0964328909
- ISBN-13: 978-0964328907
- Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,972,990 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Essential Guide for New Writers: From Idea to Finished Manuscript 1st Edition
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"...designed to give the first-time writer confidence, encouragement, and practical knowledge..." -- Writer's Digest Magazine, September, 1995
"Information is easy to follow from getting your thoughts on paper, giving your characters life, building conflicts and creating solutions." -- Gotta Write, Winter, 1995
"The material is presented in a logical progression of ideas, checklists, and writing exercises." -- The Prolific Freelancer, Vol. I, Issue 1, 1996
About the Author
Valerie Storey is an author and creative writing teacher currently living in Carrollton, Georgia. A dynamic speaker and workshop leader, she has sold work in both the fiction and nonfiction fields. The Essential Guide for New Writers is based on her successful series of workshops, "From Idea to Finished Manuscript" and "Write to Sell." Ms. Storey is a member of the International Women's Writing Guild.
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Top customer reviews
Brian Dennis Hartford, author of 2198 A Memoir from the Second Revolution
With her eye for what editors want, Ms. Storey presents an unflinching look at all aspects of the business--from getting ideas down on paper to coping with rejection AND acceptance. The Seven-Point-Plotting system she explains helps bring her readers' current projects into focus. In addition, writing assignments at the chapter ends enable a reader to get right to work and use what he has learned.
Though I have been writing for a long time, I found much of value in this book. It is one of those resources to keep handy for continued use again and again.
Written by an experienced author, this book covers all the bases. If you are a new writer, or a writer wishing to brush up on some basic writing skills, this book is a must-read.