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Beginners' Books on Writing

30 Steps to Becoming a Writer

100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Scott Edelstein (Introduction). (July 1999)

1,818 Ways to Write Better & Get Published

The No-Experience-Necessary Writer's Course : A Unique Stress-Free Approach to Writing Fiction and Poetry for Anyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Write

The Beginners' Guide to Getting Published a Writers' Digest Book.

How to Write a Damn Good Novel

Beginnings, Middles and Ends by Nancy Kress (1999)

Translating a flash of inspiration into a compelling story requires careful crafting. Award-winning novelist and columnist Nancy Kress addresses each stage of narrative, helping writers hook readers in the first three paragraphs, build drama and credibility by controlling prose, and practice careful revision skills to create a powerful and dramatic conclusion. Dynamic Characters by Nancy Kress (1998)

Explores the fundamental relationship between characterization and plot in successful fiction, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story. Includes exercises.


Formatting and Submitting your Manuscript

Grammar and Style

The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers


2000 Writer's Market: The Electronic Edition with CD-ROM by Kirsten C. Holm (Editor), Donya Dickerson(Editor). (Paperback, August 1999)
Beginning Writer's Answer Book by Kirk Polking(Editor) (Hardcover - February 1994)

2001 Writer's Market: 8000 Editors Who Buy What You Write (Writer's Market) (September 2000)

The Writer's Friend

2001 Writer's Market: The Internet Edition (Book & CD-Rom) (September 2000)

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