The Novel Maker s Handbook

The Novel-Maker's Handbook guides you through every step of crafting your novel, from concept to completion in a process designed for your success.

Author: Diane O'Connell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0990725049

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A Comprehensive Method for Crafting a Novel Whether you're a first-time author or seasoned novelist, you know the challenges that come with writing fiction. The Novel-Maker's Handbook guides you through every step of crafting your novel, from concept to completion in a process designed for your success. Inside, veteran book editor Diane O'Connell helps you master the storytelling and individual literary techniques vital to great, marketable fiction. From story structure, character development, and point of view, to time management, rejection, and even self-limiting thinking, no other novel-writing resource provides both a complete process and enough detail to build life-long skills. You'll also learn through real-world examples and insights of other successful authors who have used the methods in this book.

The Novel Handbook

Do you want to make writing your novels easier? The Novel Handbook is a complete 168-page guide to help you plan your novel, for experienced and beginner writers alike.

Author: Lauren Clarke

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1976544009

Category:

Page: 168

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Do you want to make writing your novels easier? The Novel Handbook is a complete 168-page guide to help you plan your novel, for experienced and beginner writers alike. Keep all your notes on character, plot, setting and more in one handy place, allowing you to access everything you need to know about your work-in-progress with ease. Features include: -Character biographies: Pages for minor and major characters, complete with prompts so you can keep track of their features and personality traits (no more wondering what colour your hero's mother's eyes are, searching your Word document for the word "blue"-simply look to the relevant page in the book, and off you go!). -Timeline assistance: Avoid one of the most common author mistakes and create a sound timeline with the calendars in this book, designed to ensure you know where your characters are at all times. -World building: A place for you to make notes on the place where your novel is set, including prompts on featured rooms, settings and more. -Research: Notes you must collaborate before starting your project. -Loose ends: Avoid losing the flow of your writing by making notes here on things you need to fix in your manuscript once the first draft is complete. -Goal setting: Project trackers and booking forms for your manuscript's dream team, including a pre-edit checklist-essential for any writer. And much, much more. The Novel Handbook is particularly useful for series writing, so you can keep all your reference notes in one place. Whether you're an experienced writer or a beginner, someone who loves plotting or a writer of the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants variety, this is the handbook for you.

The Hopeless Romantic s Handbook

Incredibly, the book lives up to its money-back guarantee, because before Kate can say “Cinderella” she meets Joe Rogers, a drop-dead-gorgeous American actor.

Author: Gemma Townley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307486028

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Knight wanted. Must have shiny armor and own horse, preferably white. When it comes to romance, are magic, fireworks, and a dashing knight in shining Armani really too much to ask? Apparently so, since Kate Hetherington has yet to find an appropriate mate in all of London. Her lifelong friends (and confirmed pragmatists) Sally and Tom tease her endlessly about her hopeless romanticism. But Kate knows that she’s right to want her own fairy tale. After stumbling upon an old tome titled The Hopeless Romantic’s Handbook, Kate decides to give its advice a whirl. Incredibly, the book lives up to its money-back guarantee, because before Kate can say “Cinderella” she meets Joe Rogers, a drop-dead-gorgeous American actor. Frankly, he’s perfect–and Kate thinks she might have finally found The One. He certainly has the muscles required to sweep her off her feet. But Sal and Tom are less thrilled with Kate’s dreamboat. Are they just jealous, or do they know something about love that isn’t in Kate’s handbook? Kate’s pretty sure that finding true love isn’t supposed to alienate you from your friends, but what she doesn’t know is that her real knight is still waiting for her–and he’s closer than she ever imagined.

Handbook of Frisian studies

Riemersma shows how in the novel De Kaertlizzer the perspective and the
presentation of the time order differ from the main stream novels , how van der
Veen plays with focalisation and employs different styles . Through these formal
means ...

Author: Horst Haider Munske

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 348473048X

Category: Frisian language

Page: 845

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Das »Handbuch des Friesischen« ist die erste systematische Gesamtdarstellung der Frisistik von den Runenzeugnissen bis zum Friesischen als europäischer Minderheitssprache. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die west-, ost- und nordfriesischen Dialekte in den Niederlanden und in Deutschland, die westfriesische Standardsprache, die friesische Sprach- und Literaturgeschichte und das Altfriesische im Mittelalter. Einleitende Artikel geben ausführliche Informationen über die heutigen Institutionen und Aktivitäten der Forschung und der Sprachpflege. In 79 Artikeln von 45 Autoren möchte dieses Handbuch umfassend informieren und gleichzeitig die Kontakte zu den Nachbarfächern ausbauen.

Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries

The Handbook systematically charts the trajectory of the English novel from its emergence as the foremost literary genre in the early twentieth century to its early twenty-first century status of eccentric eminence in new media environments ...

Author: Christoph Reinfandt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110369489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 613

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The Handbook systematically charts the trajectory of the English novel from its emergence as the foremost literary genre in the early twentieth century to its early twenty-first century status of eccentric eminence in new media environments. Systematic chapters address ̒The English Novel as a Distinctly Modern Genreʼ, ̒The Novel in the Economy’, ̒Genres’, ̒Gender’ (performativity, masculinities, feminism, queer), and ̒The Burden of Representationʼ (class and ethnicity). Extended contextualized close readings of more than twenty key texts from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899) to Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island (2015) supplement the systematic approach and encourage future research by providing overviews of reception and theoretical perspectives.

Handbook of the American Novel of the Nineteenth Century

An overarching theme that unites this scholarship is an emphasis on the novel's
poetics, counterbalancing somewhat the focus on its politics in feminist and
gender criticism. Taken together, this research also highlights how the novel ...

Author: Christine Gerhardt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110480917

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

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This handbook offers students and researchers a compact introduction to the nineteenth-century American novel in the light of current debates, theoretical concepts, and critical methodologies. The volume turns to the nineteenth century as a formative era in American literary history, a time that saw both the rise of the novel as a genre, and the emergence of an independent, confident American culture. A broad range of concise essays by European and American scholars demonstrates how some of America‘s most well-known and influential novels responded to and participated in the radical transformations that characterized American culture between the early republic and the age of imperial expansion. Part I consists of 7 systematic essays on key historical and critical frameworks ― including debates aboutrace and citizenship, transnationalism, environmentalism and print culture, as well as sentimentalism, romance and the gothic, realism and naturalism. Part II provides 22 essays on individual novels, each combining an introduction to relevant cultural contexts with a fresh close reading and the discussion of critical perspectives shaped by literary and cultural theory.

The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth Century Novel

The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth Century Novel is the first published book to cover the 'eighteenth-century English novel' in its entirety. It is an indispensible resource for those with an interest in the history of the novel.

Author: J. A. Downie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199566747

Category: History

Page: 580

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The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth Century Novel is the first published book to cover the 'eighteenth-century English novel' in its entirety. It is an indispensible resource for those with an interest in the history of the novel.

The Writer s Digest Handbook of Novel Writing

Because that little trick of cutting the novel up into short stories simply doesn ' t
work . A novel isn ' t a half - dozen short stories with the same characters . The
seams invariably show . Why ? Because a novel must have integrity . The novel ,
no ...

Author: Tom Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000025868021

Category: Authorship

Page: 260

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In essays drawn primarily from Writer's digest magazine, noted novelists, leading editors, and teachers address the specifics of novel writing--from how to create dialogue to how to negotiate a contract with a publisher. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Social Climber s Handbook

HIGH SOCIETY CAN BE A KILLER.

Author: Molly Jong-Fast

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780345526335

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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HIGH SOCIETY CAN BE A KILLER. Upper East Side socialite Daisy Greenbaum is accustomed to the finer things—designer clothes, summers in the Hamptons, elite private school educations for her daughters, and a staggeringly expensive Park Avenue apartment. But Daisy finds her well-heeled lifestyle on precarious footing after her husband, master of the universe Dick Greenbaum, learns about some shady dealings that threaten his position at The Bank. Daisy refuses to allow her family to slip down the social ladder, so she devises a madcap plan: Anyone who jeopardizes her place at the top will simply have to be dispatched—six feet under. From Dick’s arrogant boss to his scheming former mistress to a pair of nosy bloggers, Daisy’s hit list is a who’s who of big names with even bigger secrets. But with the body count rising as the Dow Jones falls, can Daisy really get away with murder?

The Women Writers Handbook

Inspirational in its original format, this new edition features poems, stories, essays and interviews with over 30 women writers, both emerging authors and luminaries of contemporary literature such as: A.S. Byatt, Saskia Calliste, April De ...

Author: Ann Sandham

Publisher: Aurora Metro Books

ISBN: 1912430339

Category:

Page: 208

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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: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 0061357952

Category: Reference

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.

Architecture of the Novel

Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes.

Author: Jane Vandenburgh

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582436661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling. Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting. Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes. These scenes naturally place themselves along the arc of the story in an order that provides suspense and mystery, drawing characters toward the inevitability of their fictive destinies. Profoundly practical yet encouraging to writers at all levels, Architecture of the Novel offers the maps and mechanics to successfully guide writers toward the story that must be told.

Petronius

Petronius: A Handbook unravels the mysteries of the Satyrica, one of the greatest literary works that antiquity has bequeathed to the modern world.

Author: Jonathan R. W. Prag

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118556634

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Petronius: A Handbook unravels the mysteries of the Satyrica, one of the greatest literary works that antiquity has bequeathed to the modern world. Includes a dozen original essays by a team of leading Petronius and Roman history scholars Features the first multi-dimensional approach to Satyricon studies by exploring the novel's literary structure, social and historic contexts, and modern reception Supplemented by illustrations, plot outline, glossary, map, bibliography, and suggestions for further reading

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

Established writers write about how to make a novel a reality, explaining techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration, including an updated marketing section for navigating ...

Author: Writer's Digest Editors

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1440348391

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 518

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Established writers write about how to make a novel a reality, explaining techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration, including an updated marketing section for navigating the unique challenges and possibilities of the evolving literary marketplace.

The Russian Debutante s Handbook

In a novel about being an outsider in America and what it means to be an American, Vladimir, a young Russian-American immigrant, pursues his dreams of success, wealth, and a girlfriend, as his quest takes him deep into uncharted territory.

Author: Gary Shteyngart

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)

ISBN: UOM:39015055109568

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

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In a novel about being an outsider in America and what it means to be an American, Vladimir, a young Russian-American immigrant, pursues his dreams of success, wealth, and a girlfriend, as his quest takes him deep into uncharted territory. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.

Seize the Story

Offers advice to teenaged authors on the techniques of orginating, developing, and editing fiction; profiles successful teen authors; and answers common questions about the writing process.

Author: Victoria Hanley

Publisher: Cottonwood Press (Fort Collins, Company)

ISBN: 1877673811

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 213

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Offers advice to teenaged authors on the techniques of orginating, developing, and editing fiction; profiles successful teen authors; and answers common questions about the writing process.

The Contortionist s Handbook

A forger must con his way out of a mental institution.

Author: Craig Clevenger

Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing

ISBN: 1931561486

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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A forger must con his way out of a mental institution.

Architecture of the Novel

Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting.

Author: Jane Vandenburgh

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: 1582435979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting. Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes.

Brief Penguin Handbook Exercise Book

the book the way I ' d like it to be in life , because I ' d have great trouble killing
that child in my head . ” ( 99 ) Essay : Tony Johnson , child survivor of abuse and
AIDS as well as the author of the best - selling book A Rock and A Hard Place ...

Author: Lester Faigley

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 0321115732

Category:

Page: 224

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