The Marshall Plan for Getting Your Novel Published

by Evan Marshall

Writer's Digest Books, June, 2003.
Hardcover, 242 pages.
ISBN: 158297196X

The Marshall Plan for Getting Your Novel Published by Evan Marshall Literary agent and bestselling mystery novelist Evan Marshall has once again provided an excellent guide for writers hoping to get their novel published. Writers will be motivated after reading Marshall's many tips to help them avoid having their novel rejected by an editor or agent because of an easily avoided mistake. The first part of Marshall's latest book contains tips and suggestions for getting your manuscript as perfect as it can before sending it on its way for possible acceptance by an agent or publisher. Once you have your dialogue tweaked and your prose polished, Marshall focuses the writer on perfecting his manuscript submission techniques; he also gives instruction as to how and when to approach editors. In this section, Marshall also provides helpful outlines for creating the perfect synopsis, query and cover letters. More rejection pitfalls can be avoided by following Marshall's plans for perfecting your submission letters and making them the way agents and editors like to receive them. The third part of the book provides advice about contracts and working with editors. An appendix in the book provides a glossary and helpful sample query and cover letters. This book is a follow-up to Marshall's other two excellent writing books, The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing and The Marshall Plan Workbook. Authors will appreciate Marshall's well-planned strategies and templates, as well as his practical fact-based advice. Highly recommended.

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This review was published in the September-October, 2003 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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