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$16.00 U.S.
224 Pages, Trade Paperback - 6" x 9"
ISBN: 0-9627476-1-0


Storybase publisher and co-creator Thomas B. Sawyer is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright. Head Writer/Producer-Showrunner of the hit CBS series, Murder, She Wrote, for which he wrote 24 episodes, Tom has written 9 network TV series pilots, 100 episodes, and served as Story Editor, Producer or Showrunner on staff of 15 network series. He is co-librettist/lyricist of Jack, an opera about JFK that has been performed to acclaim in the US and Europe. He wrote, directed & produced the cult film comedy, Alice Goodbody. The best-selling mystery/thriller, The Sixteenth Man, is his first novel. His next thriller, No Place To Run, will be published in 2007. Emmy and Edgar-nominated, Mr. Sawyer has taught writing at UCLA, at other colleges and universities, and teaches at numerous major writers conferences. Both his latest book, Fiction Writing Demystified, and Storybase, are Writer’s Digest Book Club Selections.

Fiction Writing Demystified

By Thomas B. Sawyer

Written in clear, direct, take-'em-to-the-bank nuggets, Fiction Writing Demystified is the only how-to book on the subject written by a truly successful fiction writer.

"Absolutely devoured your book! Pages folded back, underlinings, margin notes... A treasure trove, brother. Fabulous. "
Jerry B. Jenkins -- writer of the mega-selling Left Behind novels

"The best technique book I've seen. A here's-how-you-do-it like a workshop, with Tom rolling breathlessly and enthusiastically from topic to topic. I began using it the day I got it. "
Pat Browning -- bestselling novelist, author of Full Circle

"Where was this book when I set out to write my first novel? ...Smart, funny, dead-on accurate -- buying this book is like putting a down payment on a ticket to the bestseller list."
Linda Fairstein -- bestselling novelist, author of The Deadhouse

"Exceptional, and not just for those who've thought about writing.... Concise, authoritative, a refresher course in basics... masterful!"
Robert S. Levinson -- author of the bestselling novels The John Lennon Affair, The James Dean Affair and Hot Paint

".Really wonderful.the most specific and helpful I've ever read - not only for the beginner but for the experienced writer."
Barnaby Conrad -- bestselling author of Matador/Director, Santa Barbara Writers' Conference

"Sawyer's analysis of the craft and observations on the process are not only true, they're universal. If you use only half of what's in this book, your writing will be twice as good!"
John Wirth -- screenwriter, Executive Producer of The District


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