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Who created it? Mittelmark, Howard.
What's it called? How not to write a novel : 200 classic mistakes and how to avoid them--a misstep-by-misstep guide / Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman.
Who published it? New York : Collins, 2008.
Edition info! 1st ed.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  808.3 Mit  AVAILABLE
What's it like? vii, 262 pages ; 21 cm
Helpful notes! Includes index.
What's it about? Provides advice on what not to do when writing a novel by offering examples of mistakes with explanations on how to avoid making them.
What's in it? pt. 1. Plot -- Beginnings and setups -- Complications and pacing -- Endings -- pt. 2. Character -- character essentials -- Getting to know your hero -- Sidekicks and significant others -- Bad guys -- pt. 3. Styles : the basics -- Words and phrases -- Sentences and paragraphs -- Dialogue -- pt. 4. Styles : perspective and voice -- Narrative stance -- Interior monologue -- pt. 5. The world of the bad novel -- Setting -- Research and historical background -- Theme -- pt. 6. Special effects and novelty acts : do not try this at home -- pt. 7. How not to sell a novel.
Helpful subjects! Fiction -- Authorship.
More people who helped! Newman, Sandra, 1965-
Special numbers! 9780061357954
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