A Writer's Guide to Fiction : Don't get lost on the path to getting published - forge ahead with the Writer's Compass. Author, editor, writing instructor, mentor, and marketing consultant Elizabeth Lyon helps you navigate the art and craft of fiction writing - with clear, easy-to-follow directions. Master the elements of fiction writing to craft a story from beginning to end - narrative style, characterization, plot development, scene structure, pacing, theme, and more. Learn techniques to self-edit, rewrite, and revise your manuscript, then examine your results with the quiz" Can Your Novel Pass This Test?" Discover the five methods for marketing your fiction, the differences between marketing short stories and novels, and how to write successful queries, cover letters, and synopses. Understand when your novel is finished, devise strategies for submitting your work, and continue to hone your craft, your art, your dream.