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The Marshall Plan for Getting Your Novel Published: 90 Strategies and Techniques for Selling Your Fiction
by Evan Marshall (Goodreads Author)
In this, the third book in the popular Marshall Plan series, noted author and agent Evan Marshall focuses readers on making a good novel better and taking the next step of sending their work to editors and agents - all with an insider's knowledge. He teaches them how to: Improve dialogue, tension and pace; Edit for clarity, concision and correctness; Approach agents and ed ...more
Published October 15th 2004 by Writer's Digest Books
(first published June 2003)
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May 28, 2014 Tanya Simon rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: authors struggling with rejection by agents and publishers
Recommended to Tanya by: A Pinterest Pin
Once again the book was packed full of incredibly useful information and when I have my next book ready to send to the publishers and agents on my list, I will refer back to it often. However, I also found the writing models and suggestions to be rigid and the selections of books chosen to make his points were usually my least favorite parts of the books I had read. As an example, when discussing description Marshall used a section of Anne Rice’s “Queen of the Damned” to make his point. The part ...more
May 29, 2015 Nicole Lynn Hoefs rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
It's a little dated but I thought this book was very helpful. I'm going to look into buying a copy for my personal library so I can always refer back to it. I'd highly recommend for aspiring authors who want to get published.
Evan Marshall is an internationally recognized expert on fiction writing and author of the “Hidden Manhattan” and “Jane Stuart and Winky” mystery series. A former book editor, for 27 years he has been a leading literary agent specializing in fiction. His Marshall Plan Novel Writing Software, written with Martha Jewett, is an adaptation of his bestselling Marshall Plan series. ...moreMore about Evan Marshall...