Janet Evanovich's How I Write

Janet Evanovich's How I Write

Secrets of A Bestselling Author

Paperback - 2006
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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.

Alternative Title: How I write
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312354282
0312354282
Branch Call Number: 808.3
Characteristics: xx, 240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Yalof, Ina L. 1939-

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pattypi
Jul 23, 2016

Rejection is part of the writer's life.

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pattypi
Jul 23, 2016

The worst thing you can do is to get stuck rewriting and rewriting chapter 1. Just keep forging ahead.

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pattypi
Jul 23, 2016

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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Jul 23, 2016

Everyone gets started the same way- you sit down and write.

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Jul 23, 2016

Full of useful information for the writer who wants his/her work published. Because Janet Evanovich co-authored it, there's that sassy, dry wit at play as well. Very fun. No major ah-ha's content-wise, but she shares her own approaches and provides examples from her publishing experiences. That's alone is worth your reading time. There's no discussion about online book publishing. So if you're only looking for advice on that this isn't the book for you.

The interview format often takes on the tone of her Plum novels. So you find yourself chuckling often and contemplating the need to buy a personal copy so you can highlight the advice that's pertinent to you.

It's a quick read that you'll find taught you a lot and may even help you overcome your own writer's issues.

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