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Old 11-15-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Free Book (Kindle) - Writing Fiction For Dummies [ENDED]

Writing Fiction For Dummies, by Peter Economy & Randy Ingermanson

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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel

So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies:

* Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers.
* Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme.
* Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue.
* Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear.

Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

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Old 11-15-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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Drat, you beat me to posting about it koland. lol. It is a very good book. The text expands on the Snowflake Method of writing in a lot of ways. I have a copy of the pbook and just got my kindle version for easy transport.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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I just have to say that "Peter Economy" is one of the coolest names ever.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:14 PM   #4
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Yep, hard to keep up with all the freebies today. 31 earlier and two more (one a repeat) tonight).... so far.

Probably more, but the search tools at Amazon are all broken, so finding them requires brute searches and checking every page for prices.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:49 PM   #5
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Finding out about this one was a bit simpler for me. I got an email from Randy Ingermanson (who co-wrote the book) since I had bought his Snowflake Pro software a while back. It's always a challenge to find the free books at amazon I think. I mean the classics are usually free, but they really need a tab for contemporary fiction that's free at the moment. Or one that's easier to find if they already have one.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:05 PM   #6
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This is an interesting book, but it's utility is harmed by a lack of chapters. All the freebies I got today, none of them had chapter breaks.

But for this, it hurts. I guess technically it has chapters, since it has a TOC. But you can't skip them easily...
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:20 PM   #7
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Not sure what you mean Jeremy. I can go to any chapter I wish in the book via the TOC with ease and I'm using the Kindle for PC app.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:00 AM   #10
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The free period is over but the book is marked down from $19.99 to $9.89 here in the U.S. so not a bad bargain at 51% off I think if a person doesn't already have a copy.
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I just have to say that "Peter Economy" is one of the coolest names ever.
Sounds a bit cheap to me.
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