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    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 2 Abstract The purpose of the study was to discover which of the numerous concepts a writing instructor could teach at a writing conference that would help a beginning writer write a publishable novel. The...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 3 Acknowledgements I would like to thank everyone who helped on this project. First of all, many thanks to Art Challis and Matt Barton for their help on the project. I appreciate their patience and support as I...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 5 Introduction: As a professional writer, nothing bothers me more than having practically everyone I meet tell me that they want to write a best-selling novel. They make it sound like all they have to do is sit down...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 6 emotion and dialogue to pitching to an agent, what a writer needs to know about self-publishing, designing a novel cover and how to write a great first page. Those people who teach these classes go through the...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 7 hero or protagonist to accomplish. It is usually asked as a question. For example, will Sheba find her namesakes mythical kingdom. The second component is the Story Stakes which explains why the story is...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 8 Suspense and Conflict: One of the most important themes is conflict and suspense. Conflict builds suspense. Tension and suspense are the same thing. Amy Deardon in her book, How to Develop Story Tension discusses...
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    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 11 to illustrate his points. He also uses movies that weren’t the success that the producers hoped for to illustrate what happens when ‘Saving the Cat’ isn’t used. The example he used were the two Laura Croft...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 12 Story Structure: Larry Brooks’ book Story Engineering covers in some detail all the elements of writing. He says that “neither a killer idea nor a Shakespearean flair for words will get you published without a...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 13 young wizard is sent to boarding school where he finds that someone is trying to steal a stone that can give life to the most evil wizard that ever lived. One of the big mistakes that a writer can make is to...
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    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 14 seems to favor Peeta and she is pretty much left on her own. Then during the games everything she does goes wrong even when it goes right. When Katnis uses the Killerjaks to take out the group from the capitol...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 16 Part Two: Presentation I have attended a number of writing conferences ranging from a one-day conference in Kanab, Utah that cost $40.00 to a week-long conference that cost well over a thousand dollars. In...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 19 3. It is essential to explain why the number on a slide are important. Take the time to explain charts and graphs. The presenter shouldn’t expect the audience to automatically understand as much about his...
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    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 20 Step 4: Additional information. This might not be necessary, but can be added if needed. Lesson 4 This lesson discusses the colors and fonts that work best for a PowerPoint Presentation. Color and text must have...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 21 Lesson 6 Lesson six discusses using photos and Images. The presenter must be careful to use only pictures from Creative Commons licenses. There are a number of royalty-free images on the morguefile.com and...

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