The Art of War for Writers: Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises
by James Scott Bell
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PublisherWriters Digest Books
Release Date2009-12-09 (added to CC 27 Dec 2010)
Amazon Sales Rank6,436
Successfully starting and finishing a publishable novel is often like fighting a series of battles - against the page, against one's own self-doubt, against rebellious characters, etc. Featuring timeless, innovative, and concise writing strategies and focused exercises, this book is the ultimate battle plan and more - it's Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" for novelists. Tactics and exercises are provided on idea generation and development, character building, plotting, drafting, querying and submitting, dealing with rejection, coping with envy and unrealistic expectations, and much more.

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