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So you want to write a novel

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Published by Avon Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Fiction -- Authorship.,
  • Creative writing.

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Edition Notes

StatementLou Willett Stanek.
LC ClassificationsPN3355 .S74 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 193 p. :
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1090198M
ISBN 10038077688X
LC Control Number94014334

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