Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
'Practical Tips for Every Author' is chock-full of one hundred hints, tips, tricks, lessons, and many other facets of the writing industry in this all-in-one tutorial book.
Covering everything from grammar, punctuation, prose, style, parts of speech, and composition to marketing, formatting, tips on query letter writing, submission guideline help, assistance with the legal in and outs of publishing - to writing the dedication, blurb, acknowledgements—and everything in between!
Over three and a half years in the making, Steve Soderquist has stuffed one book full of everything the beginning author needs to get his or her book written, edited, formatted, sent to publishers or self-published, distributed and marketed. An extremely handy guide for the experienced author as well, to brush up on key components for all things book-related.
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There is a difference between getting to the practicality of the elements of English for writing, and just being flowery and overly-informative for the sake of stuffing words in with ten syllables each. Writers don’t need to be English professors, but they do need to have a strong grasp of the basics (and beyond.) Writing fiction is a creative process that uses non-fiction, English structure to tell the story. In other words, you must know how to tell your story, as much if not more so, what the story is about.
Katherine Smits wrote:
I picked this book up on a friends recommendation and I have to say this is the most complete guide for authors I've seen. When it says it covers everything from helping to create a book, writing tips and publishing and marketing, it meant it. A definite 5-star!
NewbieWriter on Amazon wrote:
Practical Tips for Every Author, A Helpful Guide for the Practicing Author by Steve Soderquist is a comprehensive yet concise collection of writing wisdom, hard won over his many years as a writer, editor, and publisher. It covers all the basics of English language rules, but does it in a breezy style that is fun to read. Craft books run the risk of turning the art of writing into a mechanical formula more suited to an engineering class. This book keeps the reader turning pages with useful tips delivered with quips and anecdotes that are spot on and clever. The author also covers the structure of the novel, editing, the query, marketing and much more.
He also understands the writer’s journey from beginner to published author and offers support and encouragement. When you finish Practical Tips for Every Author, you know you can succeed as a writer and you’ll have the tools to do so.
I've read this book, and I've re-read this book, and I'll read it again because this book has many helpful tips for every writer, especially the new writer, such as nyself. A great book for your library.
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