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.

Writing Characters Who ll Keep Readers Captivated

How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories

Author: Roz Morris

Publisher: Spark Furnace Books

ISBN: 1909905968


Page: 204

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How do you create characters with depth? How do you write the opposite sex, authentic teenagers, plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories

Writing Plots with Drama Depth and Heart

Where do you find story ideas?

Author: Roz Morris

Publisher: Fabled Lands Llp

ISBN: 1909905984


Page: 230

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What keeps a reader curious? It's the story. You might have a dazzling prose voice and plausible characters, but if nothing happens, the reader is likely to lose interest. So where do you find story ideas? How do you make them into a captivating read? What's your personal vision? Do you know what genre you are best suited to write? What is literary fiction and how do you write that? How will you give your book depth without seeming preachy or bringing the plot to a standstill? What are the hidden structural patterns that ply the reader's emotions, regardless of your genre or style? How can you use them with originality? How should you begin and end? What should go in the middle? Where should you play your best twists - and what should they be? How can you write each scene so it holds the reader's curiosity? If you want to write a story that breaks with convention but still keeps readers riveted, how do you do it? Whatever type of novel you want to write, this book will show you, in down-to-earth tutorials, games and brainstorming exercises. Use it before you write and when revising, to diagnose your story's strengths and weaknesses. If you've had feedback from critique partners and editors, use it to decode what's really wrong - instead of what they think might be. Most of all, use it to find out where you already have spellbinding plot material. Discover where your best ideas are hiding and how to tell stories with drama, depth and heart.

Tooth and Nail

Well, here is a novel approach: A mystery story, at once whimsical and elucidating, filled with hundreds of SAT examiners' favorite test words." -Los Angeles Times Congratulations.

Author: Charles Harrington Elster

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156013827

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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Uses hundreds of SAT vocabulary words printed in boldface in the text of a mystery novel, and includes a glossary, sample test, and tips on studying

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

If you want to really nail your Horror story, tie in another genre and put your
protagonist through some real soul-sucking pain—not just fear but existential
agony. Given Shelley's unhappy personal story, it's tempting to view this novel
purely ...

Author: Maya Rushing Walker

Publisher: Story Grid Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781645010340

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 474

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How does a book written in 1818 by a teenage author remain a classic and a bestseller, still permeating our culture and haunting readers 200 years later? In this Masterwork Guide to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Story Grid editor and novelist Maya Rushing Walker leads us deep into the heart of the story, demonstrating how Shelley blends essential elements of the horror and morality genres to spectacular and chilling effect. The Guide opens with an analysis of the context in which Mary Shelley wrote and explores themes of loneliness and fear in her work. Walker then dives into a scene-by-scene analysis, drawing lessons from the way Shelley crafts each turning point, crisis, and resolution. This is a Guide by a writer for writers. Walker takes care to highlight passages that evoke emotion and build character as well as those that propel the horror plot forward. As she explains: “Mary Shelley will teach you a lot about what it means to play with fire . . . which is a good thing for anyone who wants to write stories that have the enduring impact of Frankenstein.”

Lifeform Three

His memories are regularly deleted to keep him productive. When he starts to have dreams, he is thrown into a battle for his memories, his soul and his cherished connection with Lifeform Three.

Author: Roz Morris

Publisher: Roz Morris

ISBN: 1909905941

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 582


A forbidden life by night; the scent of bygone days; a past that lies below the surface. Paftoo is a groundsman in the last remaining countryside estate. His memories are regularly deleted to keep him productive. When he starts to have dreams, he is thrown into a battle for his memories, his soul and his cherished connection with Lifeform Three.

Novel Writing

Some of the people I worked with were dying – fast – and that gave them priority,
even over my ego-driven fantasies of ever ... could just scrape by without that
extra hundred quid – just for now – if instead you could nail the middle of the

Author: Romesh Gunesekera

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780938264

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Packed with tips from bestselling and prize-winning authors, Novel Writing: A Writers' and Artists' Companion will give you all the practical advice you need to write and publish your novel. PART 1 provides an introduction to the forms and history of the novel and helps you plan and research your masterpiece, develop characters and compelling narratives and your own authorial voice. PART 2 contains guest contributions from Philip Pullman, Louise Doughty, Glenn Patterson, Jeanette Winterson, Jonathan Franzen, Stevie Davies, Doris Lessing, Tash Aw, Elif Shafak, Anne Enright, Tim Pears, Anita Desai, Tim Lott, Amit Chaudhuri, Andrea Levy, Alan Hollinghurst, Bernardo Atxaga, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Michèle Roberts, Joan Brady, Lynn Freed, Evelyn Toynton as well as a number of the 2013 list of the Best of Young British Novelists including Kamila Shamsie, Tamima Anam, Naomi Alderman, Ned Beauman, Jenni Fagan and Joanna Kavenna. PART 3 offers practical advice on collaborative writing, overcoming writer's block, editing and rewriting and finding an agent and a publisher for your work. Written by two multi-award winning authors, this is a comprehensive manual for established and aspiring novelists alike.

Structuring Your Novel from Basic Idea to Finished Manuscript

Each event is the cause of an event that follows immediately or occurs later in the
novel . It is from this premise that we get our definition of a plot or a story line in a
traditional novel . Because of the nail the shoe was lost ; because of the shoe ...

Author: Robert C. Meredith

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: IND:32000004055465

Category: Creative writing

Page: 230

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The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

The Fifty - Page Dash by David King Hooking your readers from the start . 5. Find
Your Novel's Missing Links by Elizabeth Lyon . Making sure your novel moves ,
from start to middle to end . 6. Don't Just Conclude the Plot ... Nail the Landing by

Author: Meg Leder

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106018407939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

View: 102


A compendium of articles, essays, and interviews explore the craft, art, and process of fiction writing, along with practical advice and creative tips from Sue Grafton, Richard Russo, Janet Fitch, Octavia Butler, Terry Butler, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, Tom Clancy, and other notable novelists. Original.

Justice League of America The Nail The Complete Collection

M166 LANE, why Don'T YOU U6E YOUR ... Z THE Novel TY weapoe OPFTHE

Author: Alan Davis

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 9781779506917

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 294

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These tales from Justice League of America: The Nail #1-3 and Justice League of America: Another Nail #1-3 examine the repercussions of a simple event as the Kents' flat tire prevents them from discovering a small rocket ship with an alien baby inside it! As a result, the world's greatest hero never comes to be. Without Superman as a symbol of integrity who inspires greatness, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, the Atom, and Green Lantern must battle public and interpersonal distrust as they attempt to work together to protect a world that fears them.

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

You don't have to nail your character in the first draft. Few writers do — even
prolific bestselling authors. Your first draft is your introduction to your character.
What's important is that when that draft is complete, you evaluate what you've
done ...

Author: Deborah Halverson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470949542

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Young Women s Monologs from Contemporary Plays

nailing the books shut by Steven A . Schutzman 1 Joy Young Adult / Adult vou A
WN Joy , a mature woman , wants a child but her writer boyfriend , Robert , just
can ' t read between the lines . Over the years of their 5 relationship , the ...

Author: Gerald Lee Ratliff

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015059296007

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 259

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Collects ninety-four monologues for actresses featuring lesser-known material about a wide range of subjects.

The Novel Magazine

asked the conversawith a hammer in her hand . Quietly he tional young woman .
stood , tolerantly watching her while she “ It will , " answered the nervous young
struck a nail first on one side and then on man , as he gazed down the road , “ if it



ISBN: SRLF:A0004098406

Category: Fiction


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The Novel from Sterne to James

destinies : Clive has just met Ethel accidentally at the house of old Sarah Mason ,
who , bewildered , and mistaking the ... Wait , is for a long moment sustained by
that little nail on the plank that prevents the consignment of the dead to the sea .

Author: Juliet McMaster

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: UOM:39015004705763

Category: English fiction

Page: 218

View: 164


D H Lawrence II The fiction

In the end she still vacillates between what has been really a dynamic love
experience and her personal perception of the ... As Lawrence says in ' Morality
and the Novel : If you try to nail anything down , in the novel , either it kills the
novel , or ...

Author: David Ellis


ISBN: STANFORD:36105005558429


Page: 568

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2015 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

and the Nail Your Novel series of writing books. Morris's blog is her prime
marketing method. “It's certainly been my primary means of selling my books,
because I don't do any paid-for advertising. A blog—or website—is an online
base for ...

Author: Rachel Randall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638614

Category: Reference

Page: 569

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The Best Resource for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only resource you'll need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. New to this year's edition: Gain access to the exclusive webinar "Blockbuster Fiction: Exploring Emotional High Points in Popular Films" from best-selling author Cheryl St. John. This 45-minute webinar explores the ten most popular films of 2013--including Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and more--to show you how to create intense, emotional, engrossing moments in your fiction. When you make your readers care about your characters and your story, you'll evoke excitement, indignation, fear, anxiety, tears, and laughter--and keep them hooked from start to finish. You'll also find articles and interviews on all aspects of the writing life, from in-depth lessons on craft and technique to helpful advice on getting published and marketing your work. The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer needs to achieve publishing success, including articles and essays like these: • J.T. Ellison, New York Times best-selling author, reveals how to capture â€" and keep â€" reader interest. • Ransom Riggs, mega-popular YA novelist, shares advice on writing out-of-the-ordinary fiction. • Chuck Wendig, hybrid author extraordinaire, talks about the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing. You'll also receive: • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets "If you're looking for the best resource for connecting with publishers who are hungry for your fiction, you've found it. Ten novels ago I got my start as an author using Writer's Market guides." -Steven James, writing instructor and best-selling author of The King and Story Trumps Structure "If you can't go to every literary cocktail party in New York, get this book. It's an instant network." -Elizabeth Sims, best-selling author of You've Got a Book in You

Not Quite Lost

Wry, romantic, amused and wonder-struck wanderings in Cornwall, Devon, Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Not Quite Lost is an ode to the quiet places you never realised might have a tale to tell."--

Author: Roz Morris


ISBN: 1909905925

Category: England

Page: 186

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As featured on BBC radio For Bill Bryson fans. An eccentric couple take the road less travelled through the English countryside and meet lovelorn tourist guides, pushy shopkeepers, ESP students, immortality seekers and weary bodyguards. Cornwall, Devon, Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Somerset, Suffolk,

Writing the Popular Novel

A Comprehensive Guide to Crafting Fiction that Sells Loren D. Estleman. away
from writing ... People who have no choice but to go to an office would nail your
hide to a barn wall if they found out you volunteered for it . Doesn ' t your paper ...

Author: Loren D. Estleman

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015059302805

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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A guide on how to write best-selling fiction discusses the traits of successful authors, the specific challenges of a variety of genres, and the benefits of exploring more than one genre for a more fulfilling writing career. By the award-winning author of the Amos Walker series. Original. Writer's Digest Main.

Ever Rest

Hugo and Ash were on top of the world as the band Ashbirds.

Author: Roz Morris

Publisher: Spark Furnace Books

ISBN: 1909905887

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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Hugo and Ash were on top of the world as the band Ashbirds. Then Ash died in an accident. Two decades on, Hugo is a recluse and Ash's fiancée Elza is struggling with her private grief in the glare of publicity. How can they come back to life?