Why Will No One Publish My Novel

A book of wise, witty advice for budding writers from literary lioness and creative writing tutor, Fay Weldon.

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788544603

Category: Self-Help

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You've written a book, triumphantly typed 'The End', but now, it seems, no-one wants to publish it. What do you do next? Author of over thirty novels, stories and screenplays, and tutor on the prestigious creative writing course at Bath Spa, Fay Weldon has a lifetime of wisdom to impart on the art of writing. Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? will delight and amuse, but it isn't just another how-to-write handbook: it shows you how not to write if you want to get published. 'Weaves literary lore with Weldon's considerable experience as a successful writer' Evening Standard. 'Contains lots of interesting advice' Daily Mail. 'Tips and emotional support for the would-be novelist' Sunday Times. What readers are saying about the book: 'More fun than the other writing manuals. And much less bossy ... I loved it' 'Reading this book is like having a private tutorial with Fay Weldon' 'Weldon's writing style is so easy to read and her advice is very doable' 'Hilariously funny, helpful and written by a veteran. Get it'

Extending the Duration of Copyright Protection in Certain Cases

After the book has been published in hard cover form , it is then serialized in
newspapers ; and within a year or two it is ... I would like so - and - so to publish
my novel but no one else ; I would expect a royalty of 10 or 12 percent , but I will
not ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

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ISBN: MINN:31951P011500672

Category: Copyright

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Committee Serial No. 27. Considers H.J. Res. 627, to provide an interim five-year extension for all copyrights due to expire, pending general revision of the Copyright Act.

Hearings

After the book has been published in hard cover form , it is then serialized in
newspapers ; and within a year or two it is ... I would like so - and - so to publish
my novel but no one else ; I would expect a royalty of 10 or 12 percent , but I will
not ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

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ISBN: UOM:39015022470069

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New York Magazine

PUBLISHING HAS HAD A VERY BAD YEAR. ... You could blame it on the
election, but no one was paying attention to that. Some publishing figures are
blaming it on the computer, on Oprah Winfrey, on the dumbing-down of
electronically bred America, on the death of ... and the producer of Smoke was
there so Michael started talking up my novel Songdogs," says McCann, in a lilting
Irish accent.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Educational Courant

It has more variety and sensible exer - Heath & Co . , Boston , publish two other
cises than any other book of the kind we ... on my tramps no one would tains one
article of the greatest imevery family . accompany me , and my novels I wrote as ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044102795937

Category: Education

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The Write Mind

You do not replace “ I can never write my novel ” with “ If I sing a happy tune , I
can write my novel in three days flat ! " You do not replace “ No one will publish
my collection of poems ” with “ Everyone will want to publish my collection of
poems ...

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 1585421367

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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For every excuse writers have for not writing, for every anxiety they have about the quality of what they have written, Write Mind has an answer. Offering an instant antidote to creative negativity, this beautifully designed book shows writers how to turn their 299 most common "wrong mind" thoughts about what, why, how, and how much they are writing into a corresponding "write mind" thought that will help them feel more fulfilled by their art. For example: Wrong Mind: "I need what I am writing to be loved." Right Mind: "I need what I am writing to be strong." Addressing such concerns as coping with writer's block, dealing with rejection, and maintaining momentum and interest in one's work, Write Mind is fresh, original, and direct.

Ladies Home Journal

We should like again to call the attention of all young housekeepers to the cook
book The characters in my novels : you ask how we have recommended . ... well
received sleep that will not come -- it is at such moIt is published by well -
warmed bed , praying fruitlessly for that critics ... It seems to make the romance
more delightful , if single situation in the book which does not ers know you want
a book you ...

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The Author

An eminent biographer spent nearly three years compiling a work which , when
published , only recently , excited the ... That man received exactly $ 682 as the
revenue of his three years ' work , and the work has stopped selling . ... or two
with the suggestion : " After June i my address will be thus and so , until
September 1 , after which it will be at such a place . ... It is not a question of an
author ' s “ rights ” or “ wrongs ” ; no one is more acutely sensitive than an editor
to the ethics of the ...

Author: William Henry Hills

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ISBN: UOM:39015063983590

Category: Authorship

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Overland

No one can bar the road to the truth , and to advance its cause I am prepared to
accept even death . ... FOOTNOTE . time , against my will and even without my
knowledge , this novel has been " published " in an unnatural " closed " edition
for ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210967712

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Arkansas Review

The publishers who did read it , we'd get these glowing reader's reports but no
one published it . ... that means some publisher in New York will publish at least
maybe one , maybe two of my novels before they figure out they won't make any ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556039067285

Category: American fiction

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Literature

Such a reproach can no longer which have never been published , and some
which , like be urged , even if it was ever founded ... So far as one can judge from
understand , to be considerably increased . ... They are getting tired of my novels
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Author: Henry Duff Traill

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ISBN: NYPL:33433087362939

Category: Literature

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A Stomach for Dissent

The theme has been hard - worked , by " experts ” who have given a lot of expert
study to it , and the result is that there are a ... Both my agents think my novel has
small sales prospects . Even if I pay for it no one will publish my Agamemnon .

Author: John Raymond Postgate

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032240387

Category: Authors

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Letters

I have one in hand now [ ' Capricornia ' ] that is , as I have been informed , THE
great Australian novel . ... and astute man , a Messiah to Australians who write
REAL fine stuff , one who will MAKE Australian literature by publishing it , which
no one has done as yet , knows this novel of mine and has told ... But that I would
not do for anything , even if my novel were published and selling like hot cakes .

Author: Xavier Herbert

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114356780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The controversial novelist Xavier Herbert (1901-84) led a colourful and itinerant life. Best known for his vast North Australian epics "Capricornia" and "Poor Fellow My Country" (totalling over a million words), he was also a pharmacist, union organiser, railway fettler, miner, woodcutter and World War II "bush commando". Herbert travelled widely throughout Australia from the 1920s to the 1980s, and his fictional depictions of the far north are bursting with chaotic energy and violence.Herbert's letters reveal not just a troubled ego, but also considerable charm, a rhapsodic response to the remote wildernesses of the north and a delight in humour - droll, rollicking and earthy - driven always by his seething imagination.

Acme Library of Standard Biography

over . become a deep regret -- almost a remorse — before the Monday was To
such a one it was not given to believe in himself ... Of Thackeray it might be
predicted that he certainly would do so . No little wound of the kind ever came to
him but what he disclosed it at once . ... So you don't mean to publish my work ?
... It was he who said , when he was fifty , that a man past fifty should never write a
novel .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924013350370

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The Heirs of Stalin

I declare that none of the foreign publishers obtained the manuscript of this novel
, nor the authorization to publish it , from me . Therefore I do not recognize as
legal anyone ' s present or future publication ( without my permission ) , nor do I ...

Author: Abraham Rothberg

Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015040126230

Category: Soviet Union

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The French

Paris was composed of networks of relationships to which he did not belong: he
rejects the idea that a provincial can never succeed in Paris; 'that is ... I wish to
prove that I have an authentic universal message to give, and I have one,
because I can describe a condition that no one else has. ' America provided him
with his nearest model, but 'I decided not to publish my novel because I was not
American.

Author: Theodore Zeldin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0006540732

Category: Social Science

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Literature

Such a reproach can no longer which have never been published , and some
which , like be urged , even if it was ever founded ... So far as one can judge from
understand , to be considerably increased . ... They are getting tired of my novels
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Fyodor Dostoevsky 1868 1871

I can ' t help loving you ! As for my returning to Russia in the fall , that ' s just a
fantasy , of course , although one capable of being realized , but just a fantasy .
We ' ll see . 3 As for the rest of your advice ( selling the novel , returning without
money in view of the impossibility of creditors arresting me , and so on ) , I ' ll tell
... If I stay here a little longer I may cease to earn any money ; no one will publish
me .

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020758978

Category: Authors, Russian

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The Spectator

My Novel ; or Varieties in English Life . ... OME INFLUENCE ; a Tale for will
publish VARIOUS PRINTS , which may be seen 6. ... No one can read it without
great IFE AND DEATH ; or the Thcology and her return and perfecte
reconcilement .

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