Immediate Fiction

A Complete Writing Course

Jerry Cleaver

St. Martin's Griffin

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The Only Writing Book You'll Ever Need

From the legendary creator of the Writer's Loft in Chicago, comes a writing course for those who want to see results now. Immediate Fiction covers the entire process of writing including manuscript preparation, time management, finding an idea, getting words on the page, staying unblocked, and submitting to agents and publishers.

With insightful tips and advice, Jerry Cleaver helps writers manage doubts, fears, blocks, and panic all while helping to develop their writing in minutes a day. A practical and accessible resource, this book has everything the aspiring writer needs to write and sell novels, short stories, screenplays, and stage plays.

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Immediate Fiction
1Rules of the PageCreativity obeys an unusual and contrary set of laws. If you violate them, you will expend enormous amounts of energy and get nowhere--just as you would if you pressed the gas and the brake to the floor of your car at the same time. Many writers give up, feeling they're incapable, when the only problem is that they're unwittingly violating these natural laws. To put it simply, they're trying to do the impossible. Trying to do the impossible is the major cause of frustration, discouragement, and failure for writers.

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"Plainly gifted."
- C. Michael Curtis, senior editor, The Atlantic Monthly

"The best there is."
- Michael Harvey, screenwriter/filmmaker, Emmy Award winner, and 1999 Academy Award nominee for Eyewitness

"A true story master."
- Bernard Sabbath, Broadway playwright, author of The Boys in Autumn

"I recommend it to everyone who writes."
- Linda Lael Miller, author of eight New York Times bestsellers

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About the Author

Jerry Cleaver

Jerry Cleaver is a writer, teacher, and writing coach who created The Writer's Loft, Chicago's most successful independent writers' workshop for the last twenty years. He has given special story seminars for Writers' Digest and created the "Write Your Novel Now" Internet course. Published in various magazines and a ghostwriter for several books, Cleaver lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife.

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Immediate Fiction
A Complete Writing Course
Jerry Cleaver

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
December 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312302764
ISBN10: 0312302762
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$15.99

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St. Martin's Press
December 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429954006
ISBN10: 1429954000
304 pages
$9.99
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