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By Mike Nappa

ISBN-10: 1402254121

ISBN-13: 9781402254123

Discover the tips and tricks to keeping off the rejection pile.

You've performed it! You've written the following "must have" publication and everybody you recognize who reads your manuscript has the same opinion – it's absolute to be a bestseller. So why can't you discover a writer for it? For a few cause (maybe much more than one) editors and brokers alike hold rejecting your proposal.

So what are you doing wrong?

Discover seventy seven of the commonest the explanation why millions of ebook proposals are rejected each year, and discover what you are able to do to make your suggestion stick out from the remaining. operating as an writer, editor, and agent from greater than twenty years, publishing veteran Mike Nappa understands the main widespread error authors make of their proposals after which easy steps you could take to prevent catching a experience at the educate to Rejection-ville.

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It’s up to you to decide what else you want to give, if anything. The art of writing fiction is built around five key tasks, which we like to call the five pillars of fiction. You must construct a believable setting, fill it with interesting characters, create a strong plot, develop a meaningful theme, and do it all with style. Most writers excel at only one or two of these, but you must become reasonably competent at all of them before you’re likely to get your novel published. You also have seven tactical tools to use in your writing: action, dialogue, interior monologue, interior emotion, description, flashback, and narrative summary.

Take a few minutes right now and write down why you want to write fiction. What do you hope to get out of it? What do you want to do for your readers? On the same sheet of paper, write down the reasons you read. Circle the one that’s most important to you. If you’re like most readers, the main reason you read is to have fun — to be entertained. In this section, we discuss how novels can educate, persuade, and, above all, entertain readers. Creating a powerful emotional experience: What your readers desperately want What is entertainment?

Sydney Carton, a low-living lawyer, loves a woman married to another man. Carton redeems a long life of selfishness by finding a way to save the life of the woman’s husband — at an extraordinary cost to himself. The reader is left with a powerful emotional experience that combines fear, love, rage, and joy. ✓ Chaim Potok’s novel, My Name is Asher Lev, examines the dark theme of what makes art great. Asher Lev is an Orthodox Jew in a community that condemns the painting of nudes. When Asher creates his masterpiece, it separates him from his community and his family, giving the reader a powerful emotional experience of triumph mixed with bitter sorrow.

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