The Craft & Business of Writing (Spiral)

Essential Tools for Writing Success

By Writer's Digest Editors (Editor), Robert Brewer (Editor)

Writer's Digest Books, 9781582974873, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2008

List Price: 24.99*
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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.