Wringing a Novel from Word

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About the author:
Annie Pearson lives and writes in Seattle. She posts about writing and eclectic project planning at www.anniepearson.com. She also writes the Accidental Heretics adventure series (as E.A. Stewart).

Wringing a Novel from Word

Authored by Annie Pearson

"Wringing a Novel from Word" shares tips and tricks for exploiting Microsoft Word features to plan, write, and edit a fiction manuscript.

Rather than presenting rules for your writing process, this guide presents ideas that you can use to adapt Word to manage ideas in your manuscript.

When you are focusing the techniques of fiction-structure, pacing, point of view, characterization, and so on-you can use these tips to highlight and manage these elements in your work.

When you are seeking to increase your productivity, you can use these tips to advance your manuscript without having to learn specialty software.

Key topics:
- Planning story structure with Word styles
- Managing point of view and character development
- Tracking details and revision notes
- Editing and cleanup for final draft

The guide presents a gallery of suggestions for customizing Word to support your writing process and preferences. The appendix includes two brief tutorials on using Word styles and creating custom styles. The final appendix provides a concise list of keyboard and mouse shortcuts.

These tips focus on how to exploit Word features while writing fiction, but all features discussed can be exploited for writing nonfiction. These tips also apply for any word processing software that supports outlining and custom styles.

Publication Date:
1939423368 / 9781939423368
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing / General

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