Everything You Need to Know to Write Publish & Market Your Book
A Cappella Publishing, 1997.
Paperback, 189 pages.
This informative guide provides the basics of publishing a book, as well as inspiration and tips to get your creative juices flowing. Author Patrika Vaughn has served as a literary agent, professional writer, ghostwriter and writing teacher. Some of the topics she covers include curing writing fears, developing characters, plot, beginning and endings, editing, submitting and self-publishing. The book includes some pithy advice for writers as well. For example, in the chapter about writing effective beginnings, Ms. Vaughn suggests that authors can wait until later to write their opening scene. "Feel free to write later scenes -- even your climax -- first. Then, once you've gotten inside your story and create the tone of the piece, go back and write your opening." In the same chapter Ms. Vaughn comments on several openings from popular novels, and provides a writing exercise on creating a great opening. Ms. Vaughn's book is just the thing for beginning writers who are feeling a bit discouraged and could use a jump start in their careers.
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This review was published in the May, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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