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The first five pages : a writer's guide to staying out of the rejection pile

Author: Noah Lukeman
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides advice for aspiring novelists on preparing a manuscript for a literary agent or editor, writing readable dialogue, and using other techniques to begin a work so that publishers will want to publish it and readers will want to read it.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Lukeman
ISBN: 068485743X 9780684857435
OCLC Number: 42462894
Notes: "A fireside book."
Includes index.
Description: 207 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Presentation --
Adjectives and adverbs --
Sound --
Comparison --
Style --
Between the lines --
Commonplace --
Informative --
Melodramatic --
Hard to follow --
Showing versus telling --
Viewpoint and narration --
Characterization --
Hooks --
Subtlety --
Tone --
Focus --
Setting --
Pacing and progression.
Responsibility: Noah Lukeman.
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Provides advice for aspiring novelists on preparing a manuscript for a literary agent or editor, writing readable dialogue, and using other techniques to begin a work so that publishers will want to publish it and readers will want to read it.

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