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eBook Your First Novel: An Author Agent Team Share the Keys to Achieving Your Dream epub
  • ISBN: 1582973881
  • Author: Ann Rittenberg
  • Genre: Reference
  • Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; 3rd Printing edition (September 8, 2006)
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • ePUB size: 1166 kb
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Your First Novel book.

Your First Novel book. In Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the skills you need to write your dream novel and the savvy business know-how to get it published. In this all-in-one resource, you'll discover essential novel-writing techniques, such as

Ann Rittenberg and Laura Whitcomb skillfully combine their skills as author and agent to provide the writer/reader with this comprehensive guide to getting published.

Ann Rittenberg and Laura Whitcomb skillfully combine their skills as author and agent to provide the writer/reader with this comprehensive guide to getting published. I highly recommend "Your First Novel" as an important reference addition to every aspiring author's personal library. 5 people found this helpful. But I told myself, that I wanted the truth. This book takes us behind the scenes, where all the work gets done. It's not enough to write a few pretty words on a page and call ourselves an author.

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In Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the . Your Key to the Doors of the Publishing World. Published by Thriftbooks.

In Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the skills you need to write your dream novel. com User, 11 years ago. Finishing my first novel was a long, often painful, often exciting journey. But when it was done, what came next? I really had no idea. Having accomplished one of my life's major goals, I was thrilled just to complete the darn thing. But would it ever get published? Would anyone ever read it? I felt like Peggy Lee singing "is that all there is?" I needed help.

This work includes all the start to finish fundamentals you need to produce and launch a first novel

This work includes all the start to finish fundamentals you need to produce and launch a first novel. with a book like this on your desk, you stand a much better chance of succeeding. Subject: Fiction Writing. Browse Your First Novel: 1 - Ann Rittenberg, Laura Whitcomb.

Find nearly any book by Ann Rittenberg. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Ann Rittenberg, Laura Whitcomb. ISBN 9781582973869 (978-1-58297-386-9) Hardcover, F W Publications, In. 2006.

There's also a few teen guides: A Teen's Guide to Getting Published: Publishing for Profit, Recognition And Academic Success by Jessica Dunn and Danielle Dunn. The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published by Kathy Henderson.

by Ann Rittenberg, Laura Whitcomb. Published September 8, 2006 by Writers Digest Books. Marketing, Fiction, Authorship. In the beginning there is only the idea.

In Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the skills you need to write your dream novel and the savvy business know-how to get it published. In this all-in-one resource, you'll discover essential novel-writing techniques, such as:How to best structure your research so that you can save time laterHow to card your story before you start writingWhat to consider when developing your cast of charactersHow to adapt classic story structures to fit your own ideas

…and insider information on what it takes to get published, including:What agents do at those three-hour power lunches—and how it affects youWhat makes an agent instantly reject a manuscriptHow to correctly translate submission guidelinesWhat happens if you get multiple offers—or no offers at all

Plus, learn about the publishing process from the firsthand accounts of such noted authors as Dennis Lehane, Kathryn Harrison, Jim Fusilli, Kathleen George, and others!

Comments: (7)
Hudora
Honestly, I am the co-author's husband. I will say, however, that I know how much work she put into this, how much fun it is to read and how much her clients rely on the kind of advice and support she gives to authors in this book. I can't imagine that a prospective novelist would not benefit a great deal from the specific, thoughtful and practical advice that Ann and Laura provide here in Your First Novel.
Mejora
I've started reading this book, tidbits from different chapters, and I can't wait to finish reading it. Truly. And I can't stand reading nonfiction books. So that's saying something!

After reading this book, I wish that the second half written by the agent, Ann Rittenberg, could be a separate book in and of itself. That book would get a good 3 stars, if not more. But the first half of the book written by Laura Whitcomb was as elementary as a freshman year of high school English class. I am hoping that anyone who is actually thinking enough about writing their first novel so much so that they are reading books about it, are far enough passed what the definition of "dialogue" is or the difference between a "simile" and a "metaphor". I mean, really? Is that necessary for an author. I got more out of my senior year in high school English class than I did from that portion of the novel.

Now I realize that the section about finding an agent by Rittenberg could be just as elementary for those who already know the process, but finding an agent and getting your book published for the first time is not something that is taught to every American with a high school diploma. Therefore, it is very educational. She describes the process in such detail, something as simple as how to find out what the best way to communicate with your agent is, if they prefer email, phone, etc. Now those parts got a little tedious because some of it is simple common sense, but it is also something that I actually found beneficial (even though I know enough to ask a simple question about whether or not they want an email or a phone call) because it is a very good walk through of the beginning of the process of finding an agent all the way to when you book in published and on the shelves of a book store.

My suggestion to anyone who is actually interested in writing a novel, skip to chapter 12 where Rittenberg starts discussing finding an agent. Don't both with the first half unless you really don't know anything about writing...anything.
Oppebro
Dennis Lehane is winningly honest as he dishes out tough love in his inspiring foreword, leading into the first half of the book (written by novelist Laura Whitcomb) which focuses on the craft of novel writing and is filled with helpful hints, book recommendations, and exercises.

The second half of the book (written by agent Ann Rittenberg) focuses on the business side of publishing your novel. I devoured this section. Even though I had what I thought was a clear understanding of how things worked on the business side, I was not comprehending it as clearly before I read this book, as I am now that I have read it. This section also offers reading recommendations, web site links, and much insider knowledge.

If you are writing your first novel (or your second, third, fourth, fifth, and even if you have already published a novel) this book is for you--as it leads you from inception to publication and beyond. You might find--as I did--that after reading this book you feel better about your work because you realize how much you are doing right by yourself and your work in the potentially intimidating writing life.

In short, where in the past I might have felt anxiety, after reading this book I feel empowered. And that is the strength of being informed.
Frlas
"Your First Novel" is an excellent resource packed with basic writing techniques and guidelines. All encompassing.

I personally found the these features unique and especially helpful:

* Recommended reading related to the subject material
* The exercises and follow through exercises.
* Recommend websites.
* Topical Headings.
* Reader friendly format.
* Extensive index.
* Identifiable chapter titles.
* The highlighted tips.

The "In Their Own Words Stories" were incredible. Ann Rittenberg and Laura Whitcomb skillfully combine their skills as author and agent to provide the writer/reader with this comprehensive guide to getting published. I highly recommend "Your First Novel" as an important reference addition to every aspiring author's personal library.
Arashitilar
I thought the book lived up to it's promise. Sometimes the medicine is hard to take. Tough love. But I told myself, that I wanted the truth. And even though hearing the truth is sometimes hard, it's what we need in order to grow beyond our childish dreams. This book takes us behind the scenes, where all the work gets done. It's not enough to write a few pretty words on a page and call ourselves an author.
I adored the prologue.
And I believe I have a better understanding of this whole process from start to finish.
Steel balls
Stuff you could get on line for free. Sloppy and not well made. I'd think she'd do better since she is a big agent
Mavivasa
I did find useful help here,but as with all "instruction" books, it is only a guideline. The style is easily readable and provides some good information. However, every author has their own way of doing things. So while I found it helpful, I also did many things, while writing my first novel, that would be considered counter-productive according to the information in this book.
I found the information in this book to not only be enlightening, but it was with out a doubt, a great resource of information as a first time novelist.

I would recommend this book to anyone thinking of writing a novel. It may surprise you.
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