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    Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, includingWicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn't have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, "When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency." But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet's favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.

    Ina Yalof is a full-time writer with eight published books and countless magazine articles. She teaches writing at Dartmouth College's continuing education program.

    How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format:
    - How she comes up with such remarkable characters
    - How she nails the perfect name every time
    - How she finds out insider details
    - Just how she sets up those masterful plots
    - What the life of a full-time writer is really like
    - What she'd tell an aspiring author about the publishing industry
    - And much, much more!

    This book details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction-from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series. It offers practical and inspiring advice on such subjects as structuring a plot and handling rejection. And it combines one of today's most successful fiction writers with a published non-fiction writer who teaches creative fiction. HOW I WRITE is the perfect reference for anyone looking to improve their writing, and for those fans who are hungry to find out more about just how Janet Evanovich ticks.

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    ISBN 9780312354282
    Genre LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
    Format Paperback
    Pages 240
    Publisher Date 2006-09-19 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Griffin
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Secrets of a Bestselling Author
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Evanovich, Janet
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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