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Table Of Contents

About Buying Books – Mine or Any Other Author’s
Preface
Introduction – Everyday Courage and the Writer
Section 1: PREPARATION & PRACTICE
How I Found Myself Here, or Why I Became a Writer
Could vs. Should and the Price of Your Dreams
Finding Silence
Experts, Professionals, and College
Ideas: A Hundred for a Dollar
How to Start a Novel
How to Create a Character
• Character Creation Do's and Don'ts
How to Finish A Novel
• Schrodinger's Petshop Members' Handbook
One Good Enemy
That Our Reach Exceed Our Grasp
Section 2: WRITING AND SELLING
Your Book is NOT Your Baby
Say What You Mean
Say what you mean
The Writer's Toolbox
Middles
Apples, Bananas
Dialogue Workshop
• THE RULES FOR EXERCISE #1
• Example #1 – Dialogue Workshop
Maps Workshop
Timed Writing Workshop
Editor Etiquette
• Approaching Your Editor-To-Be
• Concept Discussions
• First Draft, First Look
• Deadline Concerns
• Revision Requests
• Manuscript Proofing
• Marketing, Cover Design
About Literary Agents
How to Query an Agent
Life Changes Writing; Writing Changes Life
How to Quit Your Day Job to Write Full Time
• Dealing With Money
• Having the Contracts to Quit On
• Dealing With Your Family
• Agents, Editors and Publishers
• Doing the Work
• Handing In the Resignation
Section 3: TROUBLESHOOTING
How to Tell Who Won't Make It in Writing (And How Not to Be That Writer)
• The Writer's Stench O' Doom Checklist
The Perfect Busman's Holiday
Are We Having Fun Yet?
Losing – And Regaining – Writer's Hunger
How to Collaborate – and How Not To
• Write a good outline and stick with it
• Divide your workload clearly
• Remember your priorities
Section 4: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
• Questions About How To Write
• Questions About Publishing
• Questions About Agents
• Questions About Money
• Write outside of your field
• Work in other mediums
• Grab opportunities to learn new things
• Listen more than you speak
• Pay attention all the time
• Don’t write more of the same
• Keep the machine in good working order – stay healthy
• Questions About Going Pro
• Questions About Worldbuilding
• Miscellaneous Questions
• Questions About The FORWARD MOTION Writers’ Page
• The BIG THREE Questions
Section 5: RECOMMENDED READING
• Telling Lies for Fun and Profit
• The Courage to Write (How Writers Transcend Fear)
• Writing Down the Bones
• Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting
• The Career Novelist
Section 6: BONUS ARTICLES
My Five Worst Career Mistakes, and How You Can Avoid Them
Ten Keys to Designing A Series Character You Can Live With (Forever)
• Give your character plenty of room for change and growth
• Give him or her several real, deep character flaws
• Make sure your character’s principle locale interests you
• Give your character a theme
How to Make Every Story Better Than the Last
• Take planned risks
• Allow the unexpected to happen
• Lose track of time
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