How I Write
Secrets of A Bestselling AuthorBook - 2006
How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format:
- How she comes up with such remarkable characters
- How she nails the perfect name every time
- How she finds out insider details
- Just how she sets up those masterful plots
- What the life of a full-time writer is really like
- What she'd tell an aspiring author about the publishing industry
- And much, much more!
This book details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction-from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series. It offers practical and inspiring advice on such subjects as structuring a plot and handling rejection. And it combines one of today's most successful fiction writers with Ina Yalof, a published non-fiction writer who teaches creative fiction. HOW I WRITE is the perfect reference for anyone looking to improve their writing, and for those fans who are hungry to find out more about just how Janet Evanovich ticks.
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The worst thing you can do is to get stuck rewriting and rewriting chapter 1. Just keep forging ahead.
I don't get writer's block because I don't believe in it. I believe you sit down in front of the computer and force your fingers to get something on the screen. If it takes all day and you only type one sentence that's OK. The important thing is to move forward. My attitude is I'm a professional. I show up for work every day and do my job.
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