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Are you a Student of Literature, a New Author, or considering taking a Masters Level course in Creative Writing?
Do you know what constitutes good fiction, why some fiction is perceived to be better than others, why some novels end up in print while others don't?
Waymarks for Authors provides an unbiased and practical overview of writing and selling fiction today - the whole caboodle. With myth-busting simplicity, it exposes the forces that truly drive the fiction market. For the aspiring author it provides over eighty signposts towards the ultimate goal of publication, reveals the true scope of the undertaking, and poses thought-provoking questions for those who think they know the meaning of a good book.
The unpretentious style betrays a deep insight into the world of fiction and a broad knowledge-base, accumulated over many years as both a writer and tutor of fiction. Some writers are inherently better than others, but in the world of publishing, success isn’t confined to the talented, and talent doesn’t guarantee success.
A love of writing is a good start, though. We’re usually better at the things we love. But only when the art and craft of writing combine to become second nature, will that great novel materialise.
The author has been a writing tutor for many years, has served on the committee of a national writing organisation. She has a B.Ed. and an MA in Creative Writing. She has several mainstream novels published, enjoys reading good fiction in many genres, and has a great respect for fiction writers who go that extra mile to produce a well-crafted product.
There are many good books on writing, but this is clearly the place to start.