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Writing Archaeology: Telling Stories About the Past Brian M. Fagan

Writing Archaeology: Telling Stories About the Past

Brian M. Fagan

Published December 15th 2005
ISBN : 9781598740042
Hardcover
176 pages
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Americas best known popular author of archaeology books and articles distills his decades of experience in this brief guide designed to help others wanting to broaden the audience for their work. Brian Fagans no-nonsense approach explains how toMoreAmericas best known popular author of archaeology books and articles distills his decades of experience in this brief guide designed to help others wanting to broaden the audience for their work. Brian Fagans no-nonsense approach explains how to get started writing, how to use the tools of experienced writers to make archaeology come alive for the general public, and how to get your work revised and finished. He also describes the process by which publishers decide to accept your work and how to best position your writing for success. Finally, he traces the path your book takes through the publishers production and marketing systems to its ultimate purchase by an interested reader. Dealing with several genres of popular publication-articles, columns, trade books and textbooks-Fagan shows both the differences and similarities in the writing and publication processes. While speaking directly to those interested in penning for a broad public, Fagans sage advice will be of great value to all archaeologists and their students. Book jacket.