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How to Write Best Selling Fiction

by Dean Koontz

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Out of print but worth getting your hands on even if you only fantasize about writing fiction. My daughter grew up with this book and wanted to take it to college because it is such a pleasure--using one of his exercises we made up a title for a book we haven't yet written--Orbiting Body Parts. ( )
  Jaylia3 | Aug 19, 2009 |
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It is the writer's privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart - William Faulkner, 1897-1962
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This book is dedicated to my fellow worker, my toughest critic, my greatest fan, my inspiration, my best friend, and my wife - who are all the same person: Gerda Ann Koontz
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In 1972, Writer's Digest published my book Writing Popular Fiction, in which I attempted to show new writers how to build successful careers as category novelists. By "category," I meant those books to which publishers - in their ceaseless and determined effort to pigeonhole every writer - could affix comfortable labels. The categories I discussed in Writing Popular Fiction were science fiction, fantasy, suspense, mystery, Gothic romance, Westerns, and erotica.
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