Get Started in Writing a Novel

Armstrong, David, How Not to Write a Novel: Confessions of a Midlist Author (Allison & Busby Limited, 2003). Warm, witty and generous advice from a man who knows that you won't be talked out of writing your book, no matter how hard he ...

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.

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

Make Your Dream of Writing a Novel Come True Tom Monteleone. not, then they're literary. ... What misconceptions, if any, did you have about the writing and publishing field when you were first getting started?

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

How I Write

There are many books in the stores that tell you how to do it. Q. I know in my bones that I can write a good novel. Got any hints I could use to get started? JANET. Everyone gets started writing the same way—you sit down and write.

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142991601X

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format: - How she comes up with such remarkable characters - How she nails the perfect name every time - How she finds out insider details - Just how she sets up those masterful plots - What the life of a full-time writer is really like - What she'd tell an aspiring author about the publishing industry - And much, much more! This book details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction-from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series. It offers practical and inspiring advice on such subjects as structuring a plot and handling rejection. And it combines one of today's most successful fiction writers with Ina Yalof, a published non-fiction writer who teaches creative fiction. HOW I WRITE is the perfect reference for anyone looking to improve their writing, and for those fans who are hungry to find out more about just how Janet Evanovich ticks.

How to Write a Novel in 90 Days

Most guides regurgitate information which they have picked up from creative writing books or sites. How can they give you advice ... When I started writing, I had no idea how I was going to go about it physically. My system was created ...

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.

Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish

We also have a setting, which we'll want to do some research on (get thee to a nunnery!), and a tone, which is getting pretty ... After all, no one is going to come up to you on the street and say, “Start writing about a jealous nun!

Author: Joseph Bates

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440347580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Equip yourself for the novel-writing journey! Starting a novel is exciting, but finishing it--that's the real challenge. The journey from beginning to end is rife with forks in the road and dead ends that lead many writers off course. With Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish: A Guidebook for the Journey, you'll navigate the intricacies of crafting a complex work of fiction and complete the journey with confidence and precision. To maximize your creativity and forward momentum, each chapter offers: • Techniques to break down the elements of the novel--from character-building to plotting and pacing • Mile Markers to anticipate and overcome roadblocks like ineffective dialogue and "the unchanged protagonist" • Guidelines for Going Deeper to explore and implement more nuanced aspects of storytelling, such as finding your voice and the role of theme • Try-It-Out Exercises and 27 interactive worksheets that help elevate your writing. No matter your level of experience or where you are in your project, Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish provides the instruction, inspiration, and guidance you need to complete your journey successfully.


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 professionally published with short stories than with novels.

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).


Practical Tips from Best-selling Authors on Writing Your First Book Kiruba Shankar. 11 - Q =*= 9 START SMALL e often get overwhelmed with the thought of writing W. book or a novel. We get overawed thinking about penning 50,000 words or ...

Author: Kiruba Shankar

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781946204523

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Becoming an author is a prestigious accomplishment. It has many advantages. It demonstrates your vast knowledge in a domain and establishes you as a thought leader. The New York Times quotes a research, which states that over 81% of people polled wanted to author a book. However, the reality is different. The majority of us never realize this dream. This book offers perfect solutions, tips and techniques to help you get your book out. It contains a comprehensive compendium of advice from authors who have won prestigious literary awards such as the Nobel Prize for Literature, Man Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize and have cumulatively sold multiple millions of copies. The goal of this book is to help you realize your long-term dream to write and publish a book.

Ten Lectures on Applied Cognitive Lingusitics

Unbounded (imperfective) write novels, write a novel every year, spend every weekend at home, like Chinese food, be tall, ... If you start writing a novel and you don't finish writing it, you cannot be said to have written a novel.

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004347564

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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A series of 10 lectures on various aspects of Cognitive Linguistics as these relate to matters of language teaching and learning.

The Writer

“ The basics for writing salable nonfiction will also help you write fiction that sells , " I advised him . ... When I finally tried writing fiction that involved police procedure instead of sheer imagination , my stories sold ...

Author: William Henry Hills


ISBN: UOM:39015067425218

Category: Authorship

Page: 646

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That Other Hemingway

It was in doing what you had to do that you learned what it is worth while to say now .... You [should] start to write the book now.” Hemingway had had his own problems when he started writing as he frankly wrote to Berenson: I had ...

Author: James D. Brasch

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426984587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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That Other Hemingway provides a referenced handbook to accompany Hemingway’s online Library (11981) as it demonstrates Hemingway’s dependence on his massive library as a basis for what he called invention, in the manner of Henry James, Cezanne, and Tolstoy. The insights of his personal Doctor (Herrera) and his long-standing correspondence with Malcolm Cowley and Bernard Berenson reveal his desperate loneliness in Cuba and allow him an opportunity to analyze and promote his own theory of fiction. All three sources are not available to critics or the general public, this discussion provides profound insight into the last twenty years of his previously ignored life in Cuba.