Category Archives: Non-fiction

This is a list of Stella’s non-fiction titles.

How to write and sell a book proposal

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How to write short-short stories (1996)

How to Write Short-Stories front cover

How to Write Short-Stories front cover

Part of the Allison and busby Writers’ Guides series, this title is the only guide to writing and selling the one-page story.

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How to write and sell a synopsis (1993)

Front cover of How to Write and Sell a Synopsis

Front cover of How to Write and Sell a Synopsis

Writing a synopsis is like baking a cake.  And if you follow this step-by-step recipe then the dreaded synopsis will no longer be a problem.  Firmly but gently, Stella Whitelaw shows th new writer how to master the art of writing a saleable synopsis and a working outline.  with humour, optimism and enthusiasm, she guides you through the difficulties of planning, plotting, creating characters, character charts and writer’s blocks, as well as providing useful hints on the personal disciplines of being a writer.

Writing should be fun, believes Stella Whitelaw, and in this invaluable guide she not only shows the writer how to enjoy writing but also how to be a professional and successful.

 

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