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The Resource 101 habits of highly successful novelists : insider secrets from top writers, Andrew McAleer ; [foreword by Bill Pronzini]

101 habits of highly successful novelists : insider secrets from top writers, Andrew McAleer ; [foreword by Bill Pronzini]

Label
101 habits of highly successful novelists : insider secrets from top writers
Title
101 habits of highly successful novelists
Title remainder
insider secrets from top writers
Statement of responsibility
Andrew McAleer ; [foreword by Bill Pronzini]
Title variation
  • One hundred and one habits of highly successful novelists
  • Hundred and one habits of highly successful novelists
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
UKM
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McAleer, Andrew
Dewey number
808.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Novelists
  • Creative writing
Target audience
adult
Label
101 habits of highly successful novelists : insider secrets from top writers, Andrew McAleer ; [foreword by Bill Pronzini]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4
  • 51
  • 28
  • Finding a Place to Write
  • 53
  • 29
  • Assembling Your Writing Tools
  • 54
  • Chapter 5
  • Writing Process
  • 58
  • 2
  • 30
  • Developing Your Imagination
  • 58
  • 31
  • Doing Your Research
  • 59
  • 32
  • Becoming Possessed by the Story
  • 62
  • 33
  • Being a Natural Storyteller
  • Nurturing Your Creativity
  • 63
  • 34
  • Recording Your Ideas as Soon as They Appear
  • 64
  • 35
  • Collaborating
  • 67
  • 36
  • Outlining Your Story
  • 5
  • 70
  • 37
  • Choosing Your Point of View
  • 72
  • 38
  • Plotting
  • 73
  • 39
  • Finding Your Pace
  • 76
  • 3
  • 40
  • Getting the Basics Down
  • 77
  • 41
  • Creating Characters
  • 79
  • 42
  • Writing Dialogue
  • 84
  • 43
  • Being a Natural Observer
  • Making Conflict Work for You
  • 86
  • 44
  • Writing a Few Chapters at a Time
  • 88
  • 45
  • Discovering the Ending
  • 90
  • Part III
  • Discipline
  • 7
  • 93
  • Chapter 6
  • Writing Habit
  • 95
  • 46
  • Setting Reasonable Goals
  • 95
  • 47
  • Making Writing a Pleasure
  • 97
  • 4
  • 48
  • Writing Through the Blahs
  • 98
  • 49
  • Exercising Your Body
  • 100
  • 50
  • Finding Time to Recharge
  • 101
  • 51
  • Embracing Solitude
  • Getting A Good Night's Sleep
  • 102
  • 52
  • Making Your Health a Priority
  • 104
  • Chapter 7
  • Challenges
  • 106
  • 53
  • Writing Through Your Fears
  • 9
  • 106
  • 54
  • Silencing Your Inner Critic
  • 107
  • 55
  • Dealing with Distractions
  • 109
  • 56
  • Annihilating the Time Burglars
  • 110
  • Part I
  • 5
  • 57
  • Making Sacrifices to Write
  • 112
  • 58
  • Enjoying Times When You're "Not Writing"
  • 113
  • 59
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • 114
  • 60
  • Having a Driving Reason to Write
  • Facing the Blank Page
  • 115
  • 61
  • Overcoming Writer's Block
  • 117
  • 62
  • Sticking with It
  • 120
  • 63
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • 11
  • 122
  • 64
  • Coping with Rejection
  • 124
  • 65
  • Not Being Afraid to Fail
  • 127
  • Chapter 8
  • Editing Process
  • 129
  • 6
  • 66
  • Completing Your First Draft
  • 129
  • 67
  • Editing and Rewriting
  • 131
  • 68
  • Asking for Feedback
  • 135
  • 69
  • Believing You're Talented Enough
  • Letting Your Manuscript Steep
  • 138
  • 70
  • Writing a Pitch Synopsis
  • 139
  • 71
  • Asking Other Authors for Blurbs
  • 141
  • 72
  • Sending Off Your Manuscript
  • 12
  • 142
  • 73
  • Developing a Track Record
  • 144
  • 74
  • Accepting Criticism
  • 147
  • 75
  • Trusting Your Instincts
  • 148
  • 7
  • 76
  • Saving Everything
  • 150
  • Part IV
  • Business
  • 153
  • Chapter 9
  • Networks
  • 155
  • 77
  • Being a Voracious Reader
  • Learning from Other Writers
  • 155
  • 78
  • Shopping for an Agent
  • 157
  • 79
  • Writing a Query Letter
  • 160
  • 80
  • Working with Your Agent
  • 13
  • 162
  • 81
  • Working with Editors
  • 166
  • 82
  • Having Mentors
  • 168
  • 83
  • Becoming a Mentor Yourself
  • 171
  • 8
  • 84
  • Not Burning Your Bridges
  • 173
  • 85
  • Building Your Reputation
  • 174
  • 86
  • Being Courteous
  • 176
  • 87
  • Passion
  • Being Passionate about the Craft
  • Not Being Difficult to Work With
  • 178
  • Chapter 10
  • Publishing Business
  • 180
  • 88
  • Learning about Publishing
  • 180
  • 89
  • Promoting Yourself
  • 16
  • 183
  • 90
  • Seeking Online Reviews
  • 186
  • 91
  • Creating a Website
  • 187
  • 92
  • Venturing into Online Publishing Markets
  • 191
  • 9
  • 93
  • Knowing the Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing
  • 193
  • Chapter 11
  • Your Readers
  • 199
  • 94
  • Targeting Your Readers
  • 199
  • 95
  • Being Passionate about Novels
  • Not Underestimating Your Readers
  • 201
  • 96
  • Not Boring Your Readers
  • 202
  • 97
  • Writing for Yourself
  • 203
  • Chapter 12
  • Future
  • 18
  • 205
  • 98
  • Not Taking It Too Seriously
  • 205
  • 99
  • Trying New Things
  • 207
  • 100
  • Keep Writing, No Matter What
  • 209
  • Chapter 2
  • 101
  • Continuing to Learn and Grow
  • 213
  • Commitment
  • 21
  • 10
  • Understanding the Downside of Being a Novelist
  • 1
  • 21
  • 11
  • Committing to a Career, Not Just One Novel
  • 23
  • 12
  • Having Precise Goals, Not Just Wishes
  • 24
  • 13
  • Holding True to Your Dreams
  • 25
  • Chapter 1
  • 14
  • Being Professional
  • 27
  • 15
  • Being Willing to Work Hard
  • 28
  • 16
  • Setting a High Standard of Excellence
  • 30
  • Part II
  • A Portrait of a Novelist
  • Creativity
  • 31
  • Chapter 3
  • Creative Process
  • 33
  • 17
  • Finding Inspiration
  • 33
  • 18
  • Coming Up with Ideas
  • 3
  • 34
  • 19
  • Exploring the World
  • 36
  • 20
  • Being Open to Experiences
  • 37
  • 21
  • Studying the Market
  • 41
  • 1
  • 22
  • Knowing What Makes a Great Story
  • 42
  • 23
  • Writing about What You Love
  • 43
  • 24
  • Writing about What You Know
  • 44
  • 25
  • Being Creative and Original
  • Joining a Writer's Group
  • 47
  • 26
  • Attending Writing Classes and Workshops
  • 48
  • Chapter 4
  • Writing Environment
  • 51
  • 27
  • Finding Time to Write
Control code
ocn209679193
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781598695892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
808.3 M117 ; P ; XX-N ; C0811BT7 ; PA20090422BN ; done 06/09.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 209679193
  • (Sirsi) 209679193
  • (OCoLC)209679193
Label
101 habits of highly successful novelists : insider secrets from top writers, Andrew McAleer ; [foreword by Bill Pronzini]
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4
  • 51
  • 28
  • Finding a Place to Write
  • 53
  • 29
  • Assembling Your Writing Tools
  • 54
  • Chapter 5
  • Writing Process
  • 58
  • 2
  • 30
  • Developing Your Imagination
  • 58
  • 31
  • Doing Your Research
  • 59
  • 32
  • Becoming Possessed by the Story
  • 62
  • 33
  • Being a Natural Storyteller
  • Nurturing Your Creativity
  • 63
  • 34
  • Recording Your Ideas as Soon as They Appear
  • 64
  • 35
  • Collaborating
  • 67
  • 36
  • Outlining Your Story
  • 5
  • 70
  • 37
  • Choosing Your Point of View
  • 72
  • 38
  • Plotting
  • 73
  • 39
  • Finding Your Pace
  • 76
  • 3
  • 40
  • Getting the Basics Down
  • 77
  • 41
  • Creating Characters
  • 79
  • 42
  • Writing Dialogue
  • 84
  • 43
  • Being a Natural Observer
  • Making Conflict Work for You
  • 86
  • 44
  • Writing a Few Chapters at a Time
  • 88
  • 45
  • Discovering the Ending
  • 90
  • Part III
  • Discipline
  • 7
  • 93
  • Chapter 6
  • Writing Habit
  • 95
  • 46
  • Setting Reasonable Goals
  • 95
  • 47
  • Making Writing a Pleasure
  • 97
  • 4
  • 48
  • Writing Through the Blahs
  • 98
  • 49
  • Exercising Your Body
  • 100
  • 50
  • Finding Time to Recharge
  • 101
  • 51
  • Embracing Solitude
  • Getting A Good Night's Sleep
  • 102
  • 52
  • Making Your Health a Priority
  • 104
  • Chapter 7
  • Challenges
  • 106
  • 53
  • Writing Through Your Fears
  • 9
  • 106
  • 54
  • Silencing Your Inner Critic
  • 107
  • 55
  • Dealing with Distractions
  • 109
  • 56
  • Annihilating the Time Burglars
  • 110
  • Part I
  • 5
  • 57
  • Making Sacrifices to Write
  • 112
  • 58
  • Enjoying Times When You're "Not Writing"
  • 113
  • 59
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • 114
  • 60
  • Having a Driving Reason to Write
  • Facing the Blank Page
  • 115
  • 61
  • Overcoming Writer's Block
  • 117
  • 62
  • Sticking with It
  • 120
  • 63
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • 11
  • 122
  • 64
  • Coping with Rejection
  • 124
  • 65
  • Not Being Afraid to Fail
  • 127
  • Chapter 8
  • Editing Process
  • 129
  • 6
  • 66
  • Completing Your First Draft
  • 129
  • 67
  • Editing and Rewriting
  • 131
  • 68
  • Asking for Feedback
  • 135
  • 69
  • Believing You're Talented Enough
  • Letting Your Manuscript Steep
  • 138
  • 70
  • Writing a Pitch Synopsis
  • 139
  • 71
  • Asking Other Authors for Blurbs
  • 141
  • 72
  • Sending Off Your Manuscript
  • 12
  • 142
  • 73
  • Developing a Track Record
  • 144
  • 74
  • Accepting Criticism
  • 147
  • 75
  • Trusting Your Instincts
  • 148
  • 7
  • 76
  • Saving Everything
  • 150
  • Part IV
  • Business
  • 153
  • Chapter 9
  • Networks
  • 155
  • 77
  • Being a Voracious Reader
  • Learning from Other Writers
  • 155
  • 78
  • Shopping for an Agent
  • 157
  • 79
  • Writing a Query Letter
  • 160
  • 80
  • Working with Your Agent
  • 13
  • 162
  • 81
  • Working with Editors
  • 166
  • 82
  • Having Mentors
  • 168
  • 83
  • Becoming a Mentor Yourself
  • 171
  • 8
  • 84
  • Not Burning Your Bridges
  • 173
  • 85
  • Building Your Reputation
  • 174
  • 86
  • Being Courteous
  • 176
  • 87
  • Passion
  • Being Passionate about the Craft
  • Not Being Difficult to Work With
  • 178
  • Chapter 10
  • Publishing Business
  • 180
  • 88
  • Learning about Publishing
  • 180
  • 89
  • Promoting Yourself
  • 16
  • 183
  • 90
  • Seeking Online Reviews
  • 186
  • 91
  • Creating a Website
  • 187
  • 92
  • Venturing into Online Publishing Markets
  • 191
  • 9
  • 93
  • Knowing the Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing
  • 193
  • Chapter 11
  • Your Readers
  • 199
  • 94
  • Targeting Your Readers
  • 199
  • 95
  • Being Passionate about Novels
  • Not Underestimating Your Readers
  • 201
  • 96
  • Not Boring Your Readers
  • 202
  • 97
  • Writing for Yourself
  • 203
  • Chapter 12
  • Future
  • 18
  • 205
  • 98
  • Not Taking It Too Seriously
  • 205
  • 99
  • Trying New Things
  • 207
  • 100
  • Keep Writing, No Matter What
  • 209
  • Chapter 2
  • 101
  • Continuing to Learn and Grow
  • 213
  • Commitment
  • 21
  • 10
  • Understanding the Downside of Being a Novelist
  • 1
  • 21
  • 11
  • Committing to a Career, Not Just One Novel
  • 23
  • 12
  • Having Precise Goals, Not Just Wishes
  • 24
  • 13
  • Holding True to Your Dreams
  • 25
  • Chapter 1
  • 14
  • Being Professional
  • 27
  • 15
  • Being Willing to Work Hard
  • 28
  • 16
  • Setting a High Standard of Excellence
  • 30
  • Part II
  • A Portrait of a Novelist
  • Creativity
  • 31
  • Chapter 3
  • Creative Process
  • 33
  • 17
  • Finding Inspiration
  • 33
  • 18
  • Coming Up with Ideas
  • 3
  • 34
  • 19
  • Exploring the World
  • 36
  • 20
  • Being Open to Experiences
  • 37
  • 21
  • Studying the Market
  • 41
  • 1
  • 22
  • Knowing What Makes a Great Story
  • 42
  • 23
  • Writing about What You Love
  • 43
  • 24
  • Writing about What You Know
  • 44
  • 25
  • Being Creative and Original
  • Joining a Writer's Group
  • 47
  • 26
  • Attending Writing Classes and Workshops
  • 48
  • Chapter 4
  • Writing Environment
  • 51
  • 27
  • Finding Time to Write
Control code
ocn209679193
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781598695892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
808.3 M117 ; P ; XX-N ; C0811BT7 ; PA20090422BN ; done 06/09.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 209679193
  • (Sirsi) 209679193
  • (OCoLC)209679193

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