I am enjoying reading this book--gets right to the point of writing. Gives good advice about how to start, what you'll need, etc. Now all I have to do is stop reading and start writing!
Finally, I get it!
Thanks to this book I finally understand passive v. active voice. It has made a profound improvement on my writing overall. My favorite lesson? How to let dialogue "prod your plot".
DEAD ON WRITING is a collection of essays, tips, and instructions by award-winning fiction writer Robert. W. Walker, author of more than forty published novels.
It covers the following topics:
CRAFT & EXECUTION, with sub-sets dealing with every aspect of the art (and science) of writing. From research, to character, setting, plot, and dialogue. This is where you earn your unofficial PhD in writing.
REWRITING & EDITING, and how to make a good book great.
SELLING the manuscript to AGENTS, EDITORS, & PUBLISHERS in today’s unique markets, including online efforts.
PROMOTING, MARKETING, & BOOK SALES of the finished book.
GRAM’S GRAMMA’ ISSUES, pointing out common grammar mistakes.
ADDENDUM(B) - A collection of miscellaneous and extraneous material too good not to include.
About the Author
Robert W. Walker is the author of more than forty thriller novels, including the acclaimed INSTINCT series featuring FBI medical examiner Jessica Coran.
Praise for Robert W. Walker
"Masterful." -- Clive Cussler
"Ingenious." -- San Francisco Examiner
"Gruesome." -- The Sunday Oklahoman
"Frightening." -- Midwest Book Review."
"Bone-chilling." -- Publisher's Weekly
"Perfect for Patricia Cornwell fans." -- Mystery Scene
"Walker is a master at the top of his game." -- Jack Kilborn