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By George Green

Includes suggestion on perfecting discussion, plot, and endings

Turn your vivid notion right into a significant novel

With a broadcast writer advising you on find out how to write an excellent novel, and a literary agent on the right way to get a publishing deal, this advisor provides the whole inside of tune at the paintings and technology of breaking into the fiction publishing undefined. It takes you step by step from thought to agreement so that you have all of the instruments you must inform your tale with ability, and method brokers and publishers with confidence.

  • Structure your novel
  • Develop plausible characters
  • Put the seven uncomplicated tales to work
  • Troubleshoot and edit your work
  • Get a very good agent
  • Negotiate a deal

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