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Fallacies, Fables, and Fiction:

A complete guide to writing your first book
Most how-to books and guides on writing specialize in a specific genre, in grammar, or in aspects of story telling such as character or narrative. What most fail to do is to give you an overview of all aspects of book writing, starting with just sitting and writing, to preparing your manuscript for submission. No matter how many creative writing classes you've taken, writing a book is a unique experience.
Fallacies, Fables, and Fiction is a 132 page, 8 1/2" x 11", PDF that will walk you through the process from how to write your book, to editing and revising, and finally formatting your manuscript. Please note: this is an early draft. It has typos and some of the information regarding CreateSpace specifications have changed.


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The basics of story telling including pacing, character, description, dialogue, narrative . . .



Print and software references for the writer from visual dictionaries to defraging software.



How to editing in 3 stages: edit and revise for substance, language and integrity, edit for copy, facts, and format, and revise for style. 25 principles to make your writing better.


What it is, does, and how to do it.
  Formatting Complete formatting guides for the book, screenplay, and stage play.



400 word glossary of practical literary definitions, figures of speech, and fallacies.
  Worksheets Worksheets for character, plot, style, and editing.
  Punctuation The quick guide gives you 99% of what you need in four pages. Free!
You can go through hundreds of books and spend a thousand hours, or be working on your book today. Fallacies, Fables, and Fiction will show you how.
Fallacies, Fables, and Fiction is a 1.5 MB PDF, you can read it in Acrobat 6.0 and up. Click here to get the latest Acrobat Reader free.


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