The Writer's Digest Writing Clinic

The Writer's Digest Writing Clinic

Expert Help for Improving your Work

Book - 2004
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F+W Publications
Based on one of the most popular columns in Writer's Digest magazine, this book shows aspiring authors exactly how to analyze and improve their manuscripts. Readers will find practical, real-world advice for: * Strengthening dialogue * Creating believable settings * Resolving plot problems Plus critiques of: * Query letters * Novel proposals * Nonfiction book overviews Perfect for fiction, nonfiction and poetry writers, this step-by-step instruction is compiled from the country's top book doctors and writing instructors. What's more, at the heart of the book is a collection of real manuscripts from beginning writers. These works include editing marks from the experts along with detailed written critiques that address common writing problems and solutions. Readers will come away from The Writer's Digest Writing Clinic with improved work and a better chance of publication. It's a can't-miss step on the path from aspiring writer to published author.

Baker & Taylor
Examples of manuscript excerpts, poems, essays, and query letters are submitted by writers to professional editors for review and correction, offering examples and advice on improving technique.

Book News
Presents 36 manuscript excerpts, poems, essays, query letters, and other works submitted by writers and turned over to professional editors for review. The volume presents the originals, the critiques, and the final revisions, with corrections marked on the page and exercises and techniques for improving each piece. Sections focus on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, query letters, novel synopses, and nonfiction proposals. Appendices include critique etiquette and groups and resources. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Experts on writing show aspiring authors how to analyze and improve their manuscripts, whether they write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, covering everything from dialogue and plot to fiction proposals and nonfiction book overviews.

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest, 2004
ISBN: 9781582973180
Branch Call Number: 808.02 Writer 2004
Characteristics: 247 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Nickell, Kelly
Alternative Title: Writing clinic


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