Start Your Novel

Start Your Novel SIX WINNING STEPS toward a Compelling Opening Line,
Scene and Chapter Darcy Pattison Mims House Little Rock, Arkansas Copyright
2013, Darcy Pattison Starting the Journey Why Editors Focus on Page 1 STEP.

Author: Darcy Pattison

Publisher: Mims House

ISBN: 9780985213435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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STEP ONE: Clarify Your Idea STEP TWO: Review Your Skills STEP THREE: Plan the Opening Chapter STEP FOUR: Plan the Opening Line STEP FIVE: Now, Write! STEP SIX: Revise This book will help you get started on the novel of your dreams. It includes: 29 Plot Templates 2 Essential Writing Skills 100 Examples of Opening Lines 7 Weak Openings to Avoid 4 Strong Openings to Use 3 Assignments to Get Unstuck 7 Problems to Resolve The Math Adds up to One Thing: A Publishable Manuscript! What are you waiting for? Get Started!

Click Here to Start A Novel

"-SLJ "This book will appeal to a wide audience.

Author: Denis Markell

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781101931882

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Young fans of Ernie Cline's Ready Player One will love this classic video game inspired mystery filled with elements of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. What if playing video games was prepping you to solve an incredible real-world puzzle and locate a priceless treasure? Twelve-year-old Ted Gerson has spent most of his summer playing video games. So when his great-uncle dies and bequeaths him the all so-called treasure in his overstuffed junk shop of an apartment, Ted explores it like it’s another level to beat. And to his shock, he finds that eccentric Great-Uncle Ted actually has set the place up like a real-life escape-the-room game! Using his specially honed skills, Ted sets off to win the greatest game he’s ever played, with help from his friends Caleb and Isabel. Together they discover that Uncle Ted’s “treasure” might be exactly that—real gold and jewels found by a Japanese American unit that served in World War II. With each puzzle Ted and his friends solve, they get closer to unraveling the mystery—but someone dangerous is hot on their heels, and he’s not about to let them get away with the fortune. Praise for Click Here to Start: "As addictive as your favorite video game. I couldn't put it down."-Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm "Humor, believable characters, and adventure...keeps readers in suspense to the end. A winner for mystery enthusiasts."-Kirkus Reviews "In this clever debut, Markell takes readers on a clue-filled adventure...[and] maintains an energetic, entertaining balance of character-driven narrative and tricky challenges."-Publishers Weekly "Markell's highly entertaining debut novel...is a well-paced read with fully realized and likable characters,...[and] should have strong appeal to gamers, fans of video game-based stories, and reluctant readers."-SLJ "This book will appeal to a wide audience. Readers who enjoyed Schreiber's Game Over, Pete Watson will enjoy the video game component; fans of Fitzgerald's Under the Egg will enjoy reading more about the Monuments Men; detective story aficionados will revel in the inclusion of The Maltese Falcon story. This is a great book to hand to just about any middle grade reader."-YA Books Central A School Library Guild selection An Amazon Best Books of the Month Selection

How to Start Your Novel

A newly revised and expanded edition of this book has been released as WRITING DYNAMITE STORY HOOKS by Jackson Dean Chase.

Author: Jackson Dean Chase

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1523443308

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The first words on the page are the hardest you'll ever write. It's easy to get overwhelmed by choices. How do bestselling authors do it? Discover the secret formula your favorite authors use to create powerful, bestselling results. This book will teach you how to write killer opening lines-the kind that get noticed by agents, editors, and readers. The formula contains the seven sure-fire ways successful authors use to open their stories and the ten ways unsuccessful authors use (and how to fix them). In this breakthrough new book, all these secrets and more will be revealed in an unbeatable quick and easy system that will take your writing to the next level!

The Marshall Plan Workbook

The Marshall Plan Workbook, companion volume to the very successful Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, focuses on building a novel's plot, with more than 100 pages of fill-in sheets that become a veritable blueprint for each reader's novel.

Author: Evan Marshall

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582970599

Category: Reference

Page: 250

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The Marshall Plan Workbook, companion volume to the very successful Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, focuses on building a novel's plot, with more than 100 pages of fill-in sheets that become a veritable blueprint for each reader's novel. The Marshall Plan Workbook pushes deeper into the process of writing a novel scene by scene. Readers will learn to craft intriguing story goals and compelling conflicts all within a specific framework that enables them to produce any type of novel in a systematic yet creative way. They'll also learn the ins-and-outs of selling their work once it's finished. * Lively, interactive approach makes the book fun as well as educational * Easy-to-follow instruction takes the mystery--but not the creativity--out of writing a novel

Today You Write the Book

TODAY YOU WRITE THE BOOK: The Keys to Start Your Novel, 2nd Edition, is the quick-read, no-nonsense guide to survey all aspects of novel writing.

Author: Ben Parris

Publisher:

ISBN: 194218302X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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TODAY YOU WRITE THE BOOK: The Keys to Start Your Novel, 2nd Edition, is the quick-read, no-nonsense guide to survey all aspects of novel writing. Not only does this bold text cover story elements; it also provides invaluable advice about the enormous benefits and occasional pitfalls of contact with the writing community. Get unique information about The Word Count Paradox, The Idea Factory, The Hammer Method, and more. Note: It takes about one hour to read this book straight through. It takes six hours to absorb the information and work through the exercises properly. It is NOT a book that helps you write a terrible mini-novel in a week or a weekend or a minute. It may, however, take years off the process of learning to write a terrific novel that you could be proud of.

Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish

If you realize that your best writing days come when you've eaten chicken, then
by all means: Eat chicken. Every day. Cast off a bad ritual. The moment chicken
stops working for you, try pork. Orgo vegetarian. Or change your socks. Or take
on ...

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.

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.

Super Simple Story Structure

Author: L. M. Lilly

Publisher: Spiny Woman LLC

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 92

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Struggling to start your novel? Stuck in the middle? Finished a first draft, but it doesn’t really grab you? This short, easy-to-read book helps you speed through your first draft, minimize major rewrites, and keep readers turning the pages. Using specific questions and prompts to expand and focus your story idea, plus examples from plots as diverse as The Terminator, The Awakening, and Gone With The Wind, bestselling author L. M. Lilly walks you through the five simple steps she’s used to write every novel she’s published. Keep your pen, keyboard, or phone at your side as you read and you’ll learn to create: -Strong Conflict -Characters The Reader Cares About -Five Basic Plot Points -Compelling Subplots Most important, Super Simple Story Structure walks you through what should happen in the middle of the novel–-that spot that many writers approach with dread. What you’ll create won’t be so structured that you'll feel hemmed in and stifled, but it will be enough that you can write your first draft quickly, without getting stuck staring at a blank screen for an hour, then giving up and checking your social media accounts. Get started today by downloading Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting & Writing Your Novel.

You Too Can Write a Romance Novel

This manual will enable you to express yourself through the story you will tell.

Author: José de la Rosa

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 9781071521830

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Have you ever dreamed of writing your very own romance novel, but haven ́t the faintest idea of where to start? Are you an already established author, but would like a more insight into this particular genre? If the answer is YES to either of these questions, then this book is for you. YOU, TOO, CAN WRITE A ROMANCE NOVEL will provide you with all the necessary tools to not only write your very own romance novel, but also to ensure that it has the maximum chance of being published and achieving success. This manual will enable you to express yourself through the story you will tell. Its step-by-step guide and instructions will gently take you through the necessary stages, from coming up with ideas and the best way to grab the reader ́s attention from the start, right the way through to producing an exciting climax and ending that will put readers on the edge of their seats, unable to tear themselves away from your story. Once you ́ve completed your novel, it will take you through the best way to attract the attention of publishers. However, it also provides alternatives if you wish to pursue the evermore popular route of desktop publishing (publishing your own book either in ebook form, or on paper). Grab the book, turn the pages and realise your dream.

A False Start

A Novel Hawley Smart. and you ' ll want both sabre and revolver ready to your
hand , but I think if you keep your head cool you ' ll pull through . A good deal
depends upon your horse , and you ' ve my authority to take your choice of any
one in ...

Author: Hawley Smart

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555084890

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Page: 462

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Layer Your Novel

In Layer Your Novel, you'll learn: What the 5 major turning points are and where they're placed in your novel How to know exactly where to start your story and how to set up your premise What the ten key scenes are that serve as the ...

Author: C. S. Lakin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0986134740

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Layer your novel to success with this innovative, simple technique! Writing a terrific novel is a complex endeavor. And while there are hundreds of books, podcasts, and blog posts that teach aspiring authors how to structure scenes and plot out a solid story, none implement the most intuitive and effective method for success. What is that method? Layering. Novels are made up of dozens of scenes, and regardless of genre, time-tested structure dictates what key scenes are needed and where. Most writers are familiar with some of those scenes: the Inciting Incident, the Midpoint, and the Climax, to name a few. But novelists need more than a few landmarks to find their way across the tricky terrain of novel plotting. They need a surefire method to organizing all their scenes. In Layer Your Novel, you'll be introduced to an innovative, intuitive method for arranging your scenes and crafting a beautifully structured story. First, you construct the ten most important scenes as a foundation. From there, you choose from one of three methods to craft a second layer of scenes: the action-reaction layer, the subplot layer, or the romance layer. Once your second layer is integrated, next comes the third layer: the processing scenes that the glue your plot together. In Layer Your Novel, you'll learn: What the 5 major turning points are and where they're placed in your novel How to know exactly where to start your story and how to set up your premise What the ten key scenes are that serve as the framework for your novel What pinch points are and why you need them How to craft those essential twists and where they're placed in your story for greatest impact Why your protagonist's goal is the key to great storytelling How to come up with a meaningful subplot that will showcase your story's themes How a romance novel is structured and how to plot out the romance story line How to analyze best sellers in your genre to identify and learn from the layers evident in their plots How to apply this layering method to novellas Special bonus analyses! In Layer Your Novel, you'll dig into deconstructions of best-selling novels across genres to see how successful authors have their key scenes in all the right places, which gives credence to this practical layering method. In contrast, examples of best sellers are dissected to show the structural flaws due to the lack of the needed foundational framework that this layering method advocates. Don't guess what scenes you need in your novel. Don't guess where your scenes go. Guessing usually leads to novel failure. With the method you'll learn in Layer Your Novel, you'll guess no more. You can write terrific novels, every time, if you layer your novel following this blueprint!

Write Your Novel in a Month

Whether you are participating in National Novel Writing Month or you're simply hoping to complete a draft over winter break or your vacation, this book covers the entire scope of writing a novel and lays out exactly what you need to know to ...

Author: Jeff Gerke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599636443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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One of these days, I'm going to sit down and write that novel.... Everyone thinks about doing it, yet most people who do start a novel end up stalling after a few chapters. Where do these would-be novelists go wrong? Are the characters dull and cliched? Did the story arc collapse? Did they succumb to a dreaded bout of "writer's block"? Or maybe it was all just taking too long? These problems used to stop writers in their tracks, but nothing will get in your way after reading Write Your Novel in a Month. Author and instructor Jeff Gerke has created the perfect tool to show you how to prepare yourself to write your first draft in as little as 30 days. With Jeff's help, you will learn how to organize your ideas, create dynamic stories, develop believable characters, and flesh out the idea narrative for your novel--and not just for the rapid-fire first draft. Jeff walks you through the entire process, from initial idea to the important revision stage, and even explains what to do with your novel once you've finished. Whether you are participating in National Novel Writing Month or you're simply hoping to complete a draft over winter break or your vacation, this book covers the entire scope of writing a novel and lays out exactly what you need to know to get it done fast and right.

The Cloven Foot A Novel Stereotyped Ed

Ithat's a fable invented for the pantomime . ... No one who had ever seen a pair of
robins fight for a bit of bread would believe in those benevolent birds who buried
the babes in the ... What colour shall you choose when you start your carriage ?

Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z267530907

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Page: 352

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Finding Your Voice Tips and Tricks to Kick Start Your Dream Novel

And when you do get going, how do you make your novel stand out from all the other millions of books out there?The answer is easy – it's all about writing a book born from your authentic self.So, if you dream of writing a novel but don't ...

Author: Hannah M. Davis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1500404012

Category: Reference

Page: 140

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Do you dream of writing a novel but don't know how to start?You're not alone. Starting a book is often the most difficult part of the entire book writing process. Faced with the blank page, how and where do you even begin? And when you do get going, how do you make your novel stand out from all the other millions of books out there?The answer is easy – it's all about writing a book born from your authentic self.So, if you dream of writing a novel but don't know where or how to start, or if you've tried writing a book but got stuck, lost your way or perhaps even lost your confidence in the process, then "Finding Your Voice" will help kick-start your writing dreams and get you in touch with your most authentic and best writing voice.This book is perfect if:• You want to find your writing voice – what is it and how do you capture it?• You want to be authentic in your writing; you want to create a book born from the deepest, wisest most soulful part of you• You want to beat blank page fear once & start running to the page, rather than away from it!• You want the key ingredients of a successful opening chapter (and avoid all the common mistakes most first-time authors make)• You want to create a book that is 100% original and stands out from all the others on the marketHannah M. Davis is the award winning author of the inspirational novel, "Voices of Angels", and has mentored aspiring authors for nearly 20 years. As well as running e-courses she also mentors an online VIP group for selected writers, and is the Founder of the Soul Writer's Cafe - an online community for aspiring authors. What Hannah's Authors Say About Her:“You have taught me how to banish my fears and tap into my soul to find my authentic voice." - Christine, author"Where I was I writer before, you will have made me into a published writer. THANK YOU!!!!!!" - Mirjam, author"I highly recommend working with Hannah if you feel you have a book inside you and no idea how to unleash it.” - Jessica, author"I can't recommend Hannah's courses enough for any aspiring writer. Not only for the brilliant content but for the fact that you will have direct access to Hannah, who's gentle encouragement and in depth knowledge of the business will lead you on your own exciting path to writing your book.” - Amanda, author"I would recommend one of Hannah's courses or books to anyone who has the desire to write a book and find out what this course can do for you. I write every day now, for at least two hours, I didn't know I could write a novel and it's like the novel is writing itself!” - Rosie, authorThis book is the first in a series of Soul Writer's Café guides and is aimed at aspiring writers who want to write a book with a difference. Books with a little bit of heart and soul, a sprinkle of magic and which change the world one inspiring word at a time.

Walter Forbes A novel By A A

I cannot understand a man living on his mother , and doing nothing for himself ,
when he wants to marry a pretty girl like Kate . ” “ He means to ... Do you think we
could start a flower show here , John , and make it a branch of your society ?

Author: A. A.

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600021952

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Page: 212

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The Venetians A Novel

I'll introduce you to all my cottage tenants ; and you will find plenty of scope for
your benevolence in helping them through their troubles and sickYou can start a
village reading - room ; you can start - or revive — a working man's club . You
shall ...

Author: Mrs. Maxwell

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064919069

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Page: 304

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Philippa A Novel

Mr . Burden wrote in haste to excuse himself from paying a farewell visit on Mrs .
Pond . Business of importance required his immediate presence in London , and
he therefore proposed starting for Cologne by the 10 . 20 express .

Author: Mary E. Hullah

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590512575

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Page: 307

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Lord Lytton s Novels

not lose an hour in flight , yet I rush into the nest of my enemies , only for one
unavailing word with her ; and this , too , after I have already bade her ... to cash
our notes , and to move the old lord ' s jewels , we should already be on the start .

Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN3PMM

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A Friend at Court A Novel

No doubt about it , ” replied the Colonel ; “ but then in trade you ought to begin life
at thirteen or fourteen as a clerk , or come to London with only threehalfpence
and a wheelbarrow , and trust to luck and hard work to get you on ; or else you ...

Author: Alexander Charles Ewald

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600065019

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