How to Write a Book

Have you ever wanted to learn how to write a book? This unpretentious little guide through the perils of writing fiction follows the process through four stages: gathering the raw material, planning, rough draft writing, and revision.

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Nmd Books

ISBN: 1936828448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to write a book? This unpretentious little guide through the perils of writing fiction follows the process through four stages: gathering the raw material, planning, rough draft writing, and revision. The principles and craft of novel writing can be taught - and with lots of practice you can learn how to write! Novelist Dan Brown shares not only his own experience on how to write a novel but also the thoughts of many classic masters of fiction. Teachers call it "common-sensical and wise," raising the right questions and offering suggestions, never rules. Beginning writers call it "reassuring" yet "demanding." Experienced writers say they dip into it again when beginning a novel "or just when I feel low." Beginning writers following this step by step plan will complete a finished novel by the end of this course of study. "Concise and to-the-point. This book is not just about writing; it's about being who you are and doing what you can." - Writer's Digest

Write a Book in Two Hours

This book was written using the same strategy. It can be done. And now you can do the same. This ISN’T a book you read for inspiration and walk away feeling good. This is a book about taking ACTION.

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Dragon God, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 86

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Who else wants their dream book written today? If you can speak out loud, then YOU have what it takes to become a lightning-fast, bestselling author. Most people dream of writing a book, but those manuscripts end up shoved away in dusty drawers, half-finished and abandoned to be eaten by moths. Many of them are great writers, many of them have great ideas. Yet so many people come to the conclusion that they'll never finish their books. Why? Because they aren't following a proven system. Maybe this is you right now. Maybe you believe that you're not good enough, that you'll never have enough time, or that it's a terrible book idea. You wonder how on earth other people manage to find time to write alongside their jobs, family and other commitments. But the assumption that writing is a slow process and books take six months or years to write is outdated. You can easily increase your efficiency three to four times MORE by using this system. As much value as there is in quality, quantity also plays a significant factor. The days where you need to have access to expensive or special equipment are gone. And one of the fastest ways to become profitable as an author nowadays is to write faster. Let me show you how you can hit the finish line at record speed.Every. Single. Time. This is the same system that allows me to spend more time with my family, earn more money and accomplish four times the amount of work in the same eight hours a day. It’s allowed me to release books on an exponential scale, to set goals of writing fifty books per year. This book was written using the same strategy. It can be done. And now you can do the same. This ISN’T a book you read for inspiration and walk away feeling good. This is a book about taking ACTION. I want you to be generating MORE CONTENT THAN YOU EVEN NEED. What you will walk away with... Learn The Conveyor Belt Method: The step-by-step process which will give you an unshakeable FOUNDATION for your writing career Become One With Your Creative Mind: How to become so efficient with your methodology that you can AVOID writer's block entirely Master Your Location Independence: The secret writing anytime and ANYWHERE you want! Harness Your Long Term Sales: Get the exact ingredients you need to capture your readers for good and turn them into lifelong fans! Imagine if... Writing books was no longer a struggle and you could churn out bestsellers on a whim You could write a book in your spare time and don't need to fight against your other commitments You could come up with an idea in the morning, plan out your content and have your first draft FINISHED by the afternoon! Don't let your book rot in a drawer like all the rest. Your time is NOW. You could have the book you've always dreamed of writing in your hands TODAY. Begin your journey by clicking the button above.

How Not to Write a Novel

This is not one of those books. On the contrary, this is a collection of terrible, awkward, and laughably unreadable excerpts that will teach you what to avoid—at all costs—if you ever want your novel published.

Author: Howard Mittelmark

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061862892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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"What do you think of my fiction book writing?" the aspiring novelist extorted. "Darn," the editor hectored, in turn. "I can not publish your novel! It is full of what we in the business call 'really awful writing.'" "But how shall I absolve this dilemma? I have already read every tome available on how to write well and get published!" The writer tossed his head about, wildly. "It might help," opined the blonde editor, helpfully, "to ponder how NOT to write a novel, so you might avoid the very thing!" Many writing books offer sound advice on how to write well. This is not one of those books. On the contrary, this is a collection of terrible, awkward, and laughably unreadable excerpts that will teach you what to avoid—at all costs—if you ever want your novel published. In How Not to Write a Novel, authors Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman distill their 30 years combined experience in teaching, editing, writing, and reviewing fiction to bring you real advice from the other side of the query letter. Rather than telling you how or what to write, they identify the 200 most common mistakes unconsciously made by writers and teach you to recognize, avoid, and amend them. With hilarious "mis-examples" to demonstrate each manuscript-mangling error, they'll help you troubleshoot your beginnings and endings, bad guys, love interests, style, jokes, perspective, voice, and more. As funny as it is useful, this essential how-NOT-to guide will help you get your manuscript out of the slush pile and into the bookstore.

How to Write a Novel in 90 Days

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.

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.

Will Write for Shoes

Based on years of teaching about commercial women's fiction, this definitive guide provides invaluable tips and step-by-step methods for writing and selling a successful Chick Lit novel.

Author: Cathy Yardley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466850200

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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* What is Chick Lit exactly? * How do I write a Chick Lit novel? * What are the steps I need to take to get published? Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre called Chick Lit is now one of the hottest growing markets for new writers. In Will Write for Shoes, veteran Chick Lit and romance author Cathy Yardley addresses the common questions (and misconceptions) about the genre. Based on years of teaching about commercial women's fiction, this definitive guide provides invaluable tips and step-by-step methods for writing and selling a successful Chick Lit novel. Features include: * The history of Chick Lit * A blueprint for writing a Chick Lit novel * New trends in the genre * Tips and tools for breaking into the market * FAQs and miscellanea A directory of agents and publishers who acquire Chick Lit, sample submission materials, and online resources make this fun and comprehensive manual a must-have for all women who want to write a Chick Lit novel.

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Named a Best Book of 2018 by TIME, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, Paste, Bitch, Bustle, The Chicago Review of Books and iBooks ...

Author: Alexander Chee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526609106

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Named a Best Book of 2018 by TIME, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, Paste, Bitch, Bustle, The Chicago Review of Books and iBooks As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as 'masterful' by Roxane Gay, 'incendiary' by the New York Times, and 'brilliant' by the Washington Post. With How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, his first collection of nonfiction, he secures his place as one of the finest essayists of his generation. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author's exploration of the entangling of life, literature and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these interconnected essays he constructs a self, growing from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckoning with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and America's history, including his father's death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing – Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley – the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump. By turns commanding, heartbreaking and wry, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel asks questions about how we create ourselves in life and in art, and how to fight when our dearest truths are under attack.

How to Write a Damn Good Novel

Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling.

Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429997850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't be taught, but Frey does provide scores of helpful suggestions and sensible rules and principles. An international bestseller, How to Write a Damn Good Novel will enable all writers to face that intimidating first page, keep them on track when they falter, and help them recognize, analyze, and correct the problems in their own work.

Arcade Or How to Write

In his forty-third attempt to write a novel, Gordon recalls his childhood and tries to create his own assassin.

Author: Gordon Lish

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press

ISBN: 1568581157

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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In his forty-third attempt to write a novel, Gordon recalls his childhood and tries to create his own assassin.

How to Write a Novel

Read the guide that New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs called "The best how-to-write-a-novel book I've read."

Author: Nathan Bransford

Publisher: Nathan Bransford

ISBN: 9781734149401

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process. Read the guide that New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs called "The best how-to-write-a-novel book I've read."

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!

How To Write A Novel The Easy Way Using The Pulp Fiction Method To Write Better Novels

Will definitely read Jim's other books in the future." Amazon Customer, Amazon.com "I loved this book, I really did.

Author: Jim Driver

Publisher:

ISBN: 1078419434

Category:

Page: 90

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Want to write a novel? What's holding you back? Lack of confidence? Not sure where to start? There has never been a better time to be a writer, provided you know how best to go about it. In this short but to-the-point introduction, publisher, editor and writer, Jim Driver reveals the secrets the experts use to write bestselling novels. Taking inspiration from the classic Pulp Fiction writers of the golden era, Jim shows how to banish writers' block forever and reveals the easiest ways you can create and plot commercial novels. Don't let your doubts hold you back: let Jim show you how you can take action and start writing your profitable novel today. NEW 2019 EDITION Reviews of Previous Editions "Right to the point, no fluff or filler, just what I was looking for as a starter guide to writing. Will definitely read Jim's other books in the future." Amazon Customer, Amazon.com "I loved this book, I really did. I found it refreshing, full of no-nonsense honest advice that tells it like it is, a book in which the author likens the old pulp fiction books to modern Kindle short novels." Poet's Wife, Amazon.co.uk It's time to start your novel. Download your copy of How To Write A Novel The Easy Way today.

How to Write a Paranormal Romance Novel

This book offers the finest step by step course of action for writing a paranormal romance novel.

Author: HowExpert HowExpert Press

Publisher:

ISBN: 1537470795

Category:

Page: 64

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Do you yearn to create a paranormal romance novel that is swift and graceful from start to finish? In that case, get hold of the "How to Write a Paranormal Romance Novel" guide. Now, you can grow into an advanced paranormal romance novel writer by getting this step-by-step guide. After going through our guide, you will become skilled at crafting a breathtaking paranormal romance novel. - Organize yourself thoroughly before writing - Develop your writing skill - Understand the characteristics of a paranormal romance novel - Avoid wasting time and money in your writing process - Gather valuable information useful in writing a paranormal romance novel - Acquire traits and characteristics helpful in writing a paranormal romance novel - Craft the best twists and turns of a story suitable for your paranormal romance novel - Astound not only yourself but the people around you once you have finished a wonderful paranormal romance novel - Know how to choose what paranormal idea will be most suited for the paranormal romance novel you are creating - Increase your self-awareness as to whether the paranormal romance novel is a career you want to take Beginning from the first page, you will be filled with valuable information for enhancing your writing talent and proficiency on how to form the best paranormal romance novel you could ever write. This book offers the finest step by step course of action for writing a paranormal romance novel. At this instant, let "How to write a Paranormal Romance Novel" help you write a wonderful paranormal romance novel with no difficulty, starting right away! Click "Buy Now" to get it now!

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; ...

Author: Randy Ingermanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470585238

Category: Education

Page: 384

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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

The Craft of Fiction

Written in a down-to-earth, candid style, William C. Knott provides pragmatic advice, insights, and encouragement for the aspiring writer. The book consists of three parts.

Author: Will Knott

Publisher: askmar publishing

ISBN: 9781935842279

Category: Fiction

Page:

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The Craft of Fiction contains the distilled wisdom and unique insights of a prolific author and talented English professor—that teaches the craft and craftsmanship of writing fiction. Adopted by many colleges and universities, it is a succinct, seminal work. Written in a down-to-earth, candid style, William C. Knott provides pragmatic advice, insights, and encouragement for the aspiring writer. The book consists of three parts. In the first part, “The World of Fiction,” he tells what goes on behind editorial doors, about writing for money, what can be expected from the trade of writing. The author describes what fiction is and discusses the monomania of writing—the bondage, the compulsion of writing. In the second part, “Nuts and Bolts,” the author gets into the specifics of creating fiction—discussing character and plot, transitions, dialogue, theme, etc., each with pertinent examples. In the last part, “The Act of Writing,” he sits the writer down and takes him into the actual writing of his short story or novel—outlining, openings, writing, rewriting, and getting published. The Craft of Fiction is designed to be used either as a supplementary text or as a class-wide adoption text. It is also ideal for use by a single student on a contract basis—for upon completion of the book—the student will have tangible work to submit either to a professor or publisher. It has been used successfully in both junior and four-year colleges. About the Fourth Edition Published in 2012, the fourth edition is provided in electronic book format. Electronic books have no fixed page numbers. However, for the purposes of the index, the page numbers listed correspond to hypertext links that are located at the same locations of the original text. (You can click on an index page link and be taken to that portion of the text.) Books cited that are available in Project Gutenberg have hypertext links. Additionally, 20 color photographs have been added to the book.

How to Write Your First Novel

In this writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn shares an easy step-by-step process of writing compelling fiction that he's perfected after writing 40+ books.

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Ursabrand Media

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 178

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Are you still dreaming about writing that book? Learning how to write your first novel can be overwhelming. You have to master outlining, writing, revising, and so much more...and it can be scary if you've never done it before. While it seems daunting, writing your first novel is simple when you have someone experienced to help you through it. In this writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn shares an easy step-by-step process of writing compelling fiction that he's perfected after writing 40+ books. Write your first novel with structured advice tailored for beginners: Learn the basic building blocks of every story and how to put them together Develop an effective outline (or learn how to write without one!) Discover winning formulas that mega-bestsellers use to write their novels Navigate your novel’s “murky middle” with 7 unorthodox strategies that will get you unstuck in no time Revise your story without fear Writing your first novel is life-changing. Download this writer’s guide, follow the step-by-step instructions, and you'll wake up one morning very soon with a finished manuscript waiting for you.

Structuring Your Novel

... Shows a writer how to structure their novel from beginning to end in a no-nonsense manner.

Author: K. M. Weiland

Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated

ISBN: 0985780401

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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Acclaim for "Structuring Your Novel" "I have long wished for a book like this. "Structuring Your Novel" is so much more than a writing craft book-it's a recipe to help writers structure a deep, meaningful journey for their hero that will captivate readers from beginning to end."-Angela Ackerman, Author of "The Emotion Thesaurus" "There is absolute gold in this book-and I am grateful that the author has a real talent for distilling some of the somewhat clunky information found elsewhere, into really simple-to-understand and easy-to-follow techniques."-Robert Scanlon "This book shows a writer how to structure their novel from beginning to end in a no-nonsense manner. It's fast and easy reading, and MAKES SENSE "-Carrie C. Spencer About the Book Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? Why do some stories work and others don't? The answer is "structure." In this IPPY and NIEA-Award winning guide from the author of the bestselling "Outlining Your Novel," you will learn the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will show you how to perfectly time your story's major events and will provide you with an unerring standard against which to evaluate your novel's pacing and progression. "Structuring Your Novel" will show you: How to determine the best techniques for empowering your unique and personal vision for your story. How to identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths. How to eliminate saggy middles by discovering your "centerpiece." Why you should NEVER include conflict in every scene. How to discover the questions you "don't" want readers asking about your plot-and then how to get them to ask the right questions. Story structure has enabled countless bestselling and classic authors. Now it's your turn More Praise for "Structuring Your Novel" "K.M. Weiland delivers another exceptional resource for writers-offering practical guidance on everything from crafting a book's hook to its resolution."-Elizabeth Spann Craig, Author of the Myrtle Clover Mysteries ""Structuring Your Novel" will give you the blueprint for making your story more powerful. I'm taking this one with me to my desert island "-Jennifer Ibarra "After finishing the book, I reviewed my own writing and was easily able to see where the story wasn't working, understand why it wasn't, and figure out what I needed to do to fix it."-Abby Geiger More storytelling assistance from K.M. Weiland: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success-Can outlining help you write a better story?

Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies

Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniques you need to: Select a pseudonym Write a compelling, heartfelt story Find the right agent and publisher ...

Author: Leslie Wainger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053157

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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In love with romance novels? You’re not alone! Romance is today’s most popular fiction genre, accounting for more than half of all mass market fiction sold. If you’re looking to make a serious effort at writing a romance and getting it published in today’s multifaceted markets, you need to learn as much as you can about this highly successful field—especially how to create the perfect heroes and heroines. Now, in this easy, step-by-step guide, a top romance editor gives you the know-how you need to succeed as a romance novelist! Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is perfect for both beginning and more accomplished writers who are looking to get the leading edge on writing a romance novel and get it published. Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniques you need to: Select a pseudonym Write a compelling, heartfelt story Find the right agent and publisher Submit a manuscript Market your novel Join clubs and associations Packed with insider advice, this plain-English guide helps you grasp the building blocks of a great romance, providing practical tips on the craft of writing as well as savvy pointers on how to hook your reader from page one, write with passion, and shape a proposal that will wow agents and editors. You get lots of expert tips on analyzing the marketplace, creating compelling characters, and finding your own voice. Wainger also: Demystifies the sub-genres of the romance world, from historical, contemporary, and multicultural to paranormal, romantic suspense, and Christian/inspirational Explains plotting, pacing, and writing those crucial love scenes Discusses how to conduct research, assign credits, and get permissions Helps you decide whether it’s best to write alone or with a partner Complete with a manuscript preparation checklist, tips for revising your work smoothly and successfully, guidance in understanding and negotiating a contract, and a list of romance writing resources, Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is your one-stop guide to becoming a published novelist!

How to Write a Romance Novel This book is not for sale on Google Play

novels such as those published by DC Thomson (The People's Friend and My
Weekly) in the UK. And if you read magazines, you already know that romances
or boy-meets-girl types of stories are perennial favorites in the short story genre
too.

Author: Susan Palmquist

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780994673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 85

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Find out how to create a unique story with memorable characters.

How to Write an Awesome Novel

Let this book help you become the writer you know you can be.

Author: Rick Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: 183807077X

Category:

Page: 130

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Have you always wanted to write a book, but not sure how? Have you got an idea, but you just don't know what to do with it? Have you tried writing your first draft, but are never happy with what you write? Author Rick Wood takes you through the process that has seen him publish over thirty books and grew a loyal fanbase to his work. In this book, you will learn: - How to use the tropes of genre to create book that will sell - How to develop your ideas - How to develop your characters - How to structure your story - How to redraft your novel - How to develop your writing skills - How to go about getting your work published Want to write an awesome novel? Let this book help you become the writer you know you can be...