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By Noah Lukeman

ISBN-10: 0709064845

ISBN-13: 9780709064848

IF YOU'RE uninterested in REJECTION, this can be THE publication FOR YOU.

Whether you're a amateur author or a veteran who has already had your paintings released, rejection is usually a complicated truth. Literary brokers and editors obtain and reject thousands of manuscripts every month. whereas it's the activity of those publishing pros to be discriminating, it's the task of the author to provide a manuscript that instantly sticks out one of the enormous festival. and people notable traits, says ny literary agent Noah Lukeman, need to be obvious from the 1st 5 pages.

The First 5 Pages unearths the required components of fine writing, no matter if it's fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry, and issues out mistakes to be shunned, such as

* A vulnerable commencing hook
* Overuse of adjectives and adverbs
* Flat or pressured metaphors or similes
* Melodramatic, standard or complicated dialogue
* Undeveloped characterizations and useless settings
* asymmetric pacing and absence of progression

With workouts on the finish of every bankruptcy, this valuable reference will permit novelists, newshounds, poets and screenwriters alike to enhance their approach as they learn how to put off even the main refined blunders which are reason for rejection. the 1st 5 Pages can help writers at each degree take their paintings to the next -- and extra profitable -- point.

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