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Books For Writers

* The Fiction Forum now reviews books for writers! To get your book reviewed, please use the contact form to let us know.

Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book by Susan Page:
Susan Page gives you a step by step path to getting published. I don’t know that it is the best way, and I know it isn’t the only way, but it is one way, and gives you answers to those questions that only a multi-published author or higher authority can provide. The book is biased toward s non-fiction, but there are ideas, techniques and approaches to the whole bewildering business of getting published that just might help pull you out of the quagmire, too.

Electronic Publishing: The Definitive Guide, 2003 Ed by Karen S. Wiesner:
Electronic Publishing Q&A is a compilation of the first over a year and a half of Karen Wiesner’s award-winning, monthly Electronic Publishing Q&A column published originally by Inkspot http://www.inkspot.com. The column was based on reader questions and hot topics in the electronic publishing medium. Basically a who, what, where, when, why and how of e-publishing.

Your Novel Proposal: From Creation to Contract: The Complete Guide to Writing Query Letters, Synopses and Proposals for Agents and Editors by Blythe Camenson, Marshall I. Cook, Marshall J. Cook:
“Blythe Camenson and Marshall J. Cook, authors and teachers both, have enlisted published writers (Elmore Leonard, Dick Francis, Stephen King), agents, and editors to help them teach us everything there is to know about turning that manuscript into a published novel.”

The Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes and Heroines by Tami D. Cowden, Caro LaFever, Sue Viders:
“Whether you are a seasoned professional or a novice, The Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes and Heroines will help you improve your own writing and help you create truly unforgettable characters.”

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg:
“With insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing creatively and well.”

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott:
“Bird by Bird is an inspiring and humorous look at writing and the writing life.”

Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway:
“Supported by an abundance exercises, this guide/anthology explores and integrates the elements of fiction while offering practical techniques and concrete examples.”

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