|Category: Writing:Creative Writing|
|About the Book|
from a professional writer and writing instructor, comes a foolproof
method for writing and selling nonfiction articles to magazines and
books to publishers.
Starting at the very beginning, Cork Millner shows how you can become a selling writer. Learn the craft of writing non-fiction, how to develop good writing work habits, come up with great titles and sell your work. Write from the Start charts a proven, practical course for becoming the writer you want to be.
Write from the Start has chapters on:
Unleashing Your Creativity
Writing Great Leads
Fiction Techniques in Nonfiction
The Q's and A's of Interviewing
Titles That Tantalize
The Query Letter:Selling Magazine
The Book Proposal:Selling Your
Here's an excerpt from Write from the Start:
She sat listening intently in the front row of my nonfiction writing class, a pleasant smile on her face. For several weeks she hadn't turned in any of the weekly assignments. She just listened - and smiled.
After the fourth class she came to my desk. "I'm a licensed therapist," she began. "I counsel wives of alcoholic husbands. I'd like to write a magazine article about my work."
We talked about her idea, how to organize it, and I suggested she include case histories of women she had counseled.
The next week she turned in the first draft of the article. It was well written, with a balanced blend of narrative, anecdotes, character, dialogue and problem-solving concepts.
"This may sound silly," she said, pausing, "but I have enough material for a book. Should I write it? I even have a title."
"What do you want to call it?" I asked.
"Women Who Love Too Much."
Had Cork Millner written Write from the Start forty years ago, I'd have fewer rejection slips to bequeath to my grandchildren.
|About the Author|
Cork Millner has written 14 non-fiction books including The Q's and A's of Interviewing--for Writers and sold over 400 magazine articles on travel, wine and celebrities to such publications as Playboy, Seventeen, Los Angeles Times, The Saturday Evening Post, Writer's Digest and The Writer.
Or, get updates to this site every Wednesday by email: