Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies

Learn to: Craft a winning manuscript Troubleshoot and edit your work Prepare your manuscript for publication Find a good agent to represent you Negotiate the best possible deal Turn your aspiration into reality with this completely updated ...

Author: George Green

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118910405

Category: Education

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Turn your aspirations into reality. Want to take that idea or rough draft and turn it into a brilliant novel? Writing a Novel & Getting Published For Dummies, 2nd Edition, provides you with concept-to-contract advice you need to get it done. Our author team ? a creative writing lecturer (and published author) and a top literary agent ? provide you with the tools to tell your story with skill and the industry advice you need to approach agents and publishers with confidence. Thoroughly updated to provide an overview of a changing industry, Writing a Novel & Getting Published For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also provides timely advice on digital- and self-publishing options available to authors while focusing on the importance of a well-crafted manuscript. Discover how to: Find a good agent Prepare for publication Trouble-shoot and edit your work Self-publish Negotiate a deal

Get Started in Writing a Novel

How to write your first novel and create fantastic characters, ... Valuable writing exercises to get you started – foreword by Malcolm Bradbury.

Author: Nigel Watts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473611702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE. This new edition of an acclaimed guide to writing a novel helps you if you are just at the very beginning of your writing journey, showing you how to gain confidence and find inspiration. A classic book that has supported thousands of authors over the years, it contains a wealth of information on how to structure, craft and develop your writing, how to edit and redraft, and how to take the first steps towards publication. Each chapter contains a long and several shorter writing exercises, while key quotes, ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is the 'Workshop'. The Workshop is a key exercise, in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing This new edition also includes an expanded section on self- and digital-publishing, to reflect recent advances in technology and practice. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

How To Write Your First Novel A Guide For Aspiring Fiction Authors

No matter your plan for publishing your novel, you first need to write the book! I’ve broken down the critical elements to success in two parts: your writing habits and your writing craft.

Author: M.K. Williams

Publisher: Mary K. Williams

ISBN: 9781952084089

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 138

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So often, when I introduce myself to a new person and they learn that I am an author, they reply back that they plan to write a book one day. I’m always so excited to learn more about their idea and see how I can help. More often than not, they reply that they haven’t written a single word. They ask me, “how do you write a novel? How do you get started?” Over the years I’ve written multiple novels and I have condensed my best tips and practices into How To Write Your First Novel: A Guide For Aspiring Fiction Authors. No matter your plan for publishing your novel, you first need to write the book! I’ve broken down the critical elements to success in two parts: your writing habits and your writing craft. You’ll be able to come back and reference this advice throughout your drafting process and as you look to write additional books. Are you ready to go from aspiring author to author? Are you ready to take your idea and turn it into a book? Let’s get started today!

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Novel 2nd Edition

A completely updated guide for first-time novelists.

Author: Tom Monteleone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101198117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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A completely updated guide for first-time novelists. Completely revised to include new interviews with best-selling authors; more detailed information on writing genre fiction from paranormal romance to cozy mysteries; and everything a writer needs to know about self-publishing and eBooks to get started. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing a Novel, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference on how to write and publish a first novel. ?Expert author with over thirty published novels ?Includes interviews with new best-selling novelists ?Features new material on writing genre fiction and self-publishing

Nail Your Novel

It's great to know that - but while you're reading about it you're not writing your book. And what these books don't tell you is how to use this learning and get the job done. Nail Your Novel is a writing buddy - and mentor - in a book.

Author: Roz Morris

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 146108136X

Category: Reference

Page: 180

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By bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor with a top London literary consultancy This book is used by award-winning authors and university creative writing departments. 'A how-to-write book that actually DOES tell you how' 'There are shedloads of books on how to write novels, and a lot of them are longer and considerably less useful' 'I wish I'd had this book a long time ago' 'The author has a proven track record as a writer of fiction, as opposed to writers of "how to write" books' Are you writing a novel? Do you want to make sure you finish? Will you get lost and fizzle out? Will you spend more time reading about how to write than actually getting the words down? Most books on novel-writing will make you read hundreds of pages about character arcs, inciting incidents, heroes' journeys. It's great to know that - but while you're reading about it you're not writing your book. And what these books don't tell you is how to use this learning and get the job done. Nail Your Novel is a writing buddy - and mentor - in a book. In 10 easy steps it will tell you: *how to shape your big idea and make a novel out of it *how to do your research and how to use it *how to organise your time *how to plot and build characters *when you're going to hit problems and what to do about them *how to write on the days you don't feel inspired *how to reread what you've written and polish it. Along the way, Thumbnail Notes give tutorials about storytelling and storycraft - strictly when you need them. The author has written nearly a dozen novels that have made it into print - and this is how she did it. You don't even need to read the whole book before you get started. You read a section, then do as it says. And, once you're finally satisfied, Nail Your Novel will tell you how to sell it to publishers and agents. A FULL index means you can find what you want, when you want it. You've dreamed of writing a novel. Don't procrastinate with another theory book. Don't launch in, get stuck and throw your hard work in a drawer. Nail your novel.

Get Started In Creative Writing Teach Yourself

AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Author: Stephen May

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444129311

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Get Started in Creative Writing is an indispensible guide to unlocking your creativity, finding your voice and choosing a genre of writing that suits you best, whether fiction or non-fiction, short stories or novels, children's books or travel writing. It features guidelines for do's and don'ts along with suggestions for crafting a distinctive style.With tips from some of the best-known writers of fiction and non-fiction, you will receive loads of helpful advice to enable you get your own work published. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of creative writing. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Get Started in Writing Young Adult Fiction

How to write inspiring fiction for young readers Juliet Mushens ... to have an idea from the start of the audience and age range you are writing for.

Author: Juliet Mushens

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473607088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Learn how to write young adult fiction with imagination and verve. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing young adult fiction for the complete beginner. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big do's and don't's - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading literary agent who knows what it takes to make it in this market, this book will give you the advice and tips you need to stand out. An essential book for anyone hoping to emulate the success and addictive qualities that characterize books like The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction

writer – George Gissing's famous novel about just how difficult it is, ... The number of professional writers who get all their income from writing is 11.5 ...

Author: Emma Darwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473609679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Do you have a compelling vision for a story set in the past? Are you inspired by novelists such as Alan Furst and Philippa Gregory? Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this exciting and wide-ranging genre of fiction, whatever your favorite style and era. Designed to build your confidence and help fire up creativity, this book is an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of writing historical fiction, showing you where to start with research, developing your plots, and convincingly and imaginatively capturing the voices of the past. Using Snapshots designed to get you writing quickly, Key Ideas to help crystallize thought, and a wealth of supplementary materials, this indispensable guide will have you telling amazing and rich historical stories in no time. You'll learn to research and plan your story, practice developing characters and settings, perfect your characters' voices, and transport the reader to another era. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their stories. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises, and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community, at tyjustwrite.com, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

because, hey, writing novels is really hard and, despite that fact, I did it! It's fine to take pride in your work, and being able to finish a novel is ...

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444795660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading science fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

How to Write a Novel 30 Days to Your Success

If you have the desire of becoming a successful fiction writer, then you will pass this opportunity up by not reading this guide. * Do you have a strong desire to write a novel? * Are you interested in learning what it takes to successfully ...

Author: Peter Kornfeld

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312298361

Category: Education

Page:

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How to Write a Novel: 30 Days to Your Success reveals killer techniques for writing fiction. If you’ve always had the desire to learn how to write a book and don't know where to begin, then you will discover easy to follow steps that will jump start and catapult your way to becoming an experienced author. Peter Kornfeld delivers all the secrets that you need to know about writing fiction. If you have the desire of becoming a successful fiction writer, then you will pass this opportunity up by not reading this guide. * Do you have a strong desire to write a novel? * Are you interested in learning what it takes to successfully outline your story? * Is writing a fiction novel a dream that you would love to fulfill? If you answered yes to these questions, then get excited because you can accomplish this by the results in Kornfeld’s guide. He explains the basics of writing fiction and outlining your novel. Let's get started!

How To Write Non Fiction Books

That's all these are, just hurdles and challenges along the way. They're not meant to deter you on your writing journey. These obstacles can be overcome. That's where this book comes in.

Author: Joseph Robinson

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798606613816

Category:

Page: 168

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Writing non-fiction books can be difficult at times. You might have some ideas for non-fiction books and would like to get started, but are unsure of where to start. Perhaps you have some ideas that you'd like to "put to paper", so to speak, and share that with the world? Or, you may have started writing a non-fiction book and are running into certain obstacles that you're not sure on how to overcome them. That's all these are, just hurdles and challenges along the way. They're not meant to deter you on your writing journey. These obstacles can be overcome. That's where this book comes in. It's been written to give you the steps that you need in order to overcome obstacles and challenges, how to get started, picking a topic that fits with your knowledge. What you'll take away from this book: The mindset of a non-fiction writer and how to get into that state of mind. The best ways to start and keep moving forward with your writing, even if you feel stuck. Writing plans to help you visualize your end goal, how to get there and feel less overwhelmed. Types of non-fiction book formats and how to pick the best one based on your idea and writing goals. Business models for your books and how to maximize their use. Understanding "hot" books in the market and how to emulate those in order to be successful. Picking titles and subtitles that "grab" the potential buyer's attention. The editing and proofreading process and when to fit this into the creation process for your book. Adding proper references for your book. Making sure that all of the legal aspects are in order for your book and how you can protect yourself and your book. Difference between fiction vs. non-fiction books. How and where to publish your book and steps on publishing on different platforms to make it easier for you. Different types of book formats offered through publishing services and how to capitalize on each one. Some of the best tips and tricks for writing, publishing, marketing and so much more! The steps in this book were written based on experience to help put you on the fast track to writing and publishing a non-fiction book of your own. It also includes illustrations to take the guess work out of the process and provide you with a better idea of the bigger picture. Once you have gone through this a few times, it'll become second nature. So, go ahead and click "Buy Now" to make this book part of your routine and apply these solid methods for publishing and writing today so you can share your ideas and earn money while doing so!

Get Started in Writing for Children Teach Yourself

What are you waiting for? This book has all you need to get started.

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471804571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE COMPELLING STORIES FOR CHILDREN. Get Started in Writing for Children will help you at the very beginning of the creative journey to gain confidence and find inspiration, and then support you in the completion of your first piece of children's literature, whether it's a picture book, a middle-grade story or a young adult novel. Each chapter includes a central writing exercise and four shorter ones, while key quotes, key ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is the 'Workshop', a key exercise in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing for children. In addition to coverage of the key categories and their conventions, this book includes substantial information on getting established in the writing community, gathering a fan base and pitching your work to publishers. What are you waiting for? This book has all you need to get started.

Get Started in Writing an Illustrated Children s Book

Whether you want to create a madcap world to beguile a toddler, tell a story through the eyes of a child or summon up a world of heroism and adventure for a keen reader, this book will help you build your confidence and fire up your ...

Author: Lucy Courtenay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473611856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Do you have an irresistible idea for a children's book with pictures? Are you inspired by writers like Julia Donaldson and Lauren Child? Get Started in Writing and Illustrating A Children's Book is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of fiction, whatever the category or age range. Designed to build confidence and help fire up creativity, it is also an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of working with illustrators and illustrated concepts, from creating ideas for toddler board books to writing high concept middle grade projects. It carries the distinctive learning features of the flagship Teach Yourself Creative Writing series, with Snapshots designed to get you writing quickly, Key Idea to help crystallize thought, and a wealth of supplementary material, including insights into the publishing world and the role of the agent.

How to Get Started Writing Your Book Or Short Story

First, you need to know one thing: Novels are hard to write and even harder to get published, much less sold. You should start small.

Author: Mike Fincher

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781435709577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 16

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Writing is not an easy job. It can be very rewarding; or it can be very stressful. It is a passion, a journey and a lifestyle. You will learn how to choose a story, how to start a story, how to write any kind of story, and how to put it all together.

On Editing

When you have finished this book, you will feel encouraged, empowered, and indomitable. If you are writing-or editing-a novel, you could do no better than to have this book by your side.

Author: Helen Corner-Bryant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473666696

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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"Highly recommended: On Editing is indispensable reading for anyone who is or wants to be a writer. Every desk should have a copy!" - Dr Samantha J. Rayner, Director of the Centre for Publishing, UCL "On Editing is a feast with many courses. When you have finished this book, you will feel encouraged, empowered, and indomitable. If you are writing-or editing-a novel, you could do no better than to have this book by your side. Comprehensive, easily digestible, it is a classic in the making." - Shaye Areheart, Director of the Columbia Publishing Course Writing a novel is a magical but often difficult journey; and when your first draft is complete, that journey's not over. As the editing process gets underway, authors often find themselves in unfamiliar territory. What does it mean to 'map your plot'? How do you know if you're 'head-hopping'? When is your novel ready to send out to agents, and how do you make each submission count? Written by the team behind one of the world's most successful literary consultancies, On Editing will show you how to master the self-edit. You will learn to compose, draft, and edit while sharpening your writing and ensuring that your novel is structurally sound, authentic, well-written, and ready for submission. On Editing will help you harness your creative potential, transform the way you think about your writing, and revolutionise your editorial process. "It's easy for writers to be overwhelmed by the technicalities of writing, editing and getting published, but Helen Corner-Bryant and Kathryn Price share their decades of experience nurturing writers in On Editing. They know all the problems and how to fix them - including many you might not even think of - and explain it all in a clean, jargon-free, way that demystifies the whole process, with infectious enthusiasm that will have you ready, eager and bursting with the confidence to take your writing to the next level." - Writing Magazine

How to Write a Novel in 90 Days

There are many guides about writing novels on the market but how many of them are ... When I started writing, I had no idea how I was going to go about it ...

Author: Conrad Jones

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781783333363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 69

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This concise guide tells you how to write a novel by using a systematic approach to writing. This guide is written by an author not a 'guru'. A simple step by step breakdown of how to plan each day. No fillers and no theory, just the hard facts in a concise guide. There are many guides about writing novels on the market but how many of them are written by prolific published authors? The answer is ‘not many’. How can anyone write a guide unless they have been through the writing process many times before? The simple answer to this question is they can’t because they cannot feed on their own actual experiences to help another writer to avoid the mistakes and pitfalls. Most guides regurgitate information which they have picked up from creative writing books or sites. How can they give you advice when they have never sat down and focused on creating a novel which will sell, many times over? Writing a novel is the same as any other task we undertake as individuals. We have to learn how to do it in order to do it well. When you first learn to drive, you need lessons. No one walks into the kitchen and creates a gourmet dish on their first attempt. If you want a system to apply to writing a book, then you need to take advice from an ‘author’ who has taken years to develop the process via experience.

Is Life Like This A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months

And before we get started, something you should know. You have to have read a lot of novels in order to write good novels, and if you aren't in the habit of ...

Author: John Dufresne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393065411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Encourges aspiring writers to take their first tentative steps, with a six-month program that offers exercises designed to sharpen a writer's command of novel-length storytelling.

Worlds

When I first started writing fiction, like most aspiring authors, I tried to write short fiction. That's because I thought that it'd be much easier to get ...

Author: Eric Flint

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618247117

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Flint Lights the Way to Adventure! New York Times best-seller, master-class alternate historian, and creator of the "Ring of Fire" saga Eric Flint delivers an explosion of tales filled with well-turned action, wit and wonder. First: a heart-wrenching saga of love, guts and daring as a husband and wife, forced into an arranged marriage, fall in love for the first time while fighting their way toward one another in the midst of an alternate Roman war. Flint follows with stories set in David Weber's legendary "Honorverse" and Flint's own "1632" series. It's all topped with the gem of a tongue-in-cheek sword and sorcery novella (and Writer's of the Future grand prize winner) that first announced Eric Flint's arrival on the SF scene like a cannon-shot a dawn! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Get Started in Writing for Children

What are you waiting for? This book has all you need to get started.

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1471804550

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 641

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Get Started in Writing for Children will help you at the very beginning of the creative journey to gain confidence and find inspiration, and then support you in the completion of your first piece of children's literature, whether it's a picture book, a middle-grade story or a young adult novel. Each chapter includes a central writing exercise and four shorter ones, while key quotes, key ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is the 'Workshop', a key exercise in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing for children. In addition to coverage of the key categories and their conventions, this book includes substantial information on getting established in the writing community, gathering a fan base and pitching your work to publishers. What are you waiting for? This book has all you need to get started.

NaNoWriMo 101

This book goes into great detail about everything you need to know to be successful during NaNoWriMo. It also covers things you may not have thought of, such as what to do when the novel is finished.

Author: HowExpert

Publisher: HowExpert

ISBN: 9781647587673

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 53

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Have you always dreamed of writing a novel? NaNoWriMo offers your chance. It is a 30 day challenge in which you write a complete novel during National Novel Writing Month. This book will help you learn what NaNoWriMo has to offer, and how to make the most of the challenge. You will learn about required preparation, strategies, resources, and more. Learn how to overcome the most common obstacles to writing a book, and learn what to do to make sure you are successful in NaNoWriMo. This book goes into great detail about everything you need to know to be successful during NaNoWriMo. It also covers things you may not have thought of, such as what to do when the novel is finished. It covers the basics of what to do with your work when the writing and editing is completed, and where to find resources for getting your work read by the masses. The tips and tools you will find within these pages is helpful for all writers, not just those participating in NaNoWriMo. With this information you can develop daily writing habits, write your first novel, and start getting your work seen by the world. If you’re an established writer, NaNoWriMo can help you get back on the bandwagon with your next hit. About the Expert Nicole Thomas is an established copywriter with more than 10 years of experience in the field. She has been writing novels, short stories and prose since 1993, with several publications in literary magazines over the years. She also has work self-published in various arenas. In addition, she has completed the NaNoWriMo challenge twice, and is currently working on a third novel and a non-fiction book series. Nicole lives in rural Missouri, the same state in which she attended high school and university. In her spare time she enjoys camping, concerts, festivals, and spending time with her children and local family. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.