Open Library logo
New Feature: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!   Learn More
Last edited by Clean Up Bot
January 12, 2019 | History

Thanks, but this isn't for us 2 editions

Cover of: Thanks, but this isn't for us | Jessica Page Morrell
About the Book

A fun, practical guide that reveals the essentials of good fiction and memoir writing by exposing the most common mistakes literary writers make.All great works of fiction and memoir are unique—but most bad novels, stories, and memoirs have a lot in common. From clunky dialogue to poorly sketchedout characters, sagging pacing to exaggerated prose, these beginners’ mistakes drive any agent or editor to their stock rejection letter, telling the aspiring writer "Thanks, but this isn’t for us," and leaving many to wonder what exactly it is that they’re doing wrong.Veteran writing coach, developmental editor, and writing instructor Jessica Page Morrell will fill in the gaps in every rejection letter you’ve ever received. In Thanks, But This Isn’t for Us, Morrell uses her years of experience to isolate the specific errors beginners make, including the pitfalls of unrealistic dialogue, failing to "show, not tell," and over-the-top plot twists. These are just a few of the problems that keep writers from breaking through with their work. Sympathetic and humane, but pulling no punches, Thanks, But This Isn’t for Us shows writers precisely where they’ve gone wrong and how to get on the right track. In sixteen to-the-point chapters, with checklists, exercises, takeaway tips, and a glossary, Morrell helps readers transcend these mistakes so that they don’t have to learn the hard way: with another rejection letter.

Classifications

Library of Congress PN3355 .M675 2009
Dewey 808.3

2 editions First published in 2009

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Thanks, But This Isn't for Us
Thanks, But This Isn't for Us
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Thanks, but this isn't for us

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON
January 12, 2019 Edited by Clean Up Bot import existing book
December 20, 2017 Edited by ImportBot import new book
June 17, 2010 Edited by ImportBot add details from OverDrive
February 1, 2010 Edited by WorkBot add more information to works
December 9, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page