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By Frederick Busch

With prepared ruminations that keep in mind the critics of yore--Edmund Wilson, Lionel Trilling, and Irving Howe--Busch, during this period of ethical indirection, calls on his enduring love of serious books to bare how the literature of the earlier is the main to the longer term.

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Larry Brooks is a severely acclaimed best-selling writer of six mental thrillers (including Darkness sure, strain issues, Serpents Dance and others), as well as his paintings as a contract author and writing teacher. he's the author and editor of Storyfix. com, one of many top educational writing websites on the net. His site is www. storyfix. com.

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After three years, he bailed on books to take over a division of America Online. Experts Say Who really is a creative genius, anyway? Thomas Edison has been widely quoted for his definition of genius: 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration. ” So go ahead—keep energetically thinking up those book ideas! 24 Find a Need and Fill It Granted, not all books and all reasons for publishing are conceived to appeal to a mass market—is it possible to sit down and consciously create a bestselling book?

Literary fiction has a smaller, more intellectually inclined audience. This is the kind of book you had to read in English class: Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, you know Bookmarks Works of fiction are the products of imagination, creativity, and invention. Fiction does not claim to be true. A nonfiction work is one that relates actual events, facts, and information. It includes books of all types other than fiction. 15 Part 1 ➤ Great Expectations: In Which You Begin to Write the type. Commercial fiction can be broken down into more classifications, such as hardcover mainstream, and then many subcategories, or genres.

Twelve? Get out your pad and copy down the title, the author, the publisher, and the price of each book. Open up each book and look inside the front few pages to find a copyright date; it’s usually on the flip side of the title page. Now go home or have a seat in the bookstore café, and examine all this information carefully. You’ve got more than just some book information here—you’ve got clues to your own success. 34 Chapter 4 ➤ Super-Stealth Market Research Techniques Title Do the titles and other language on the covers make the same kinds of promises that yours will?

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