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How Not to Write a Novel by David Armstrong

Title How Not to Write a Novel
Author David Armstrong
Publisher Allison & Busby
Release 2011-11-04
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0749011351
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Every week, agents and publishers in this country receive hundreds of manuscripts from would-be authors. Of these, fewer than one per cent will make it into print. David Armstrong was one of the one per-centers, his first crime novel plucked from the slush pile at a major publisher and published to acclaim So far, so good. But it rapidly became clear to Armstrong that being a published novelist is not always as glamorous as it seems from the outside. There are the depressing, ill-attended readings, the bitchy writers' conventions, the bookshops who have never heard of you and don't stock your book. All of these will be familiar to any writer who, like Armstrong, falls into to the category euphemistically known in publishing as 'midlist'. The reality is that for every JK Rowling, there are 1,000 David Armstrongs; for every writer who is put up in a five-star hotel and flies first class courtesy of their publisher, there are 1,000 who sleep on friend's floors during book tours and dine at motorway service stations... Witty, acerbic and wise, How Not to Write a Novel lifts the lid on publishing. From agents to editors, publicists to sales reps, it explains the publishing process - and how to survive it - from the point of view of a non-bestselling writer. A unique book, it is essential reading for anyone who dreams of getting their novel published - and for anyone curious about the inside workings of the publishing game.

How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark

Title How Not to Write a Novel
Author Howard Mittelmark
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2009-03-17
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0061862894
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Nail Your Novel by Roz Morris

Title Nail Your Novel
Author Roz Morris
Publisher Anchor Books
Release 2011-06-30
Category Reference
Total Pages 180
ISBN 9781461081364
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

How to Write a Novel by Nathan Bransford

Title How to Write a Novel
Author Nathan Bransford
Publisher Nathan Bransford
Release 2019-10-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 254
ISBN 173414940X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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."

Complete Write a Novel Course by Will Buckingham

Title Complete Write a Novel Course
Author Will Buckingham
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2014-12-05
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 302
ISBN 1473600502
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

LEARN HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL WITH THIS COMPLETE, PRACTICAL COURSE. Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper right through to the process of contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file) and promoting your book, this is the most important book on writing that you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of fiction writing, the art of words and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike other books on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

How To Write a Novel by Joanna Penn

Title How To Write a Novel
Author Joanna Penn
Publisher The Creative Penn
Release 2022-08-13
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 302
ISBN 1915425085
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Writing a novel will change your life. It might not be in the way that you expect, but when you hold your book in your hand and say, “I made this,” something will shift. The process of getting to that point will light a spark in your creative soul and help you discover unexpected aspects of yourself. It will be one of the things you are most proud of in your life. This book will help you get there. I’m Joanna (J.F.) Penn, award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 18 novels and novellas with nearly a million books sold in over one hundred countries. This book will help you write your first novel, or improve your creative process so you can write more books and reach more readers. It covers mindset, ideas and research, aspects of craft, how to write a first draft, and work through an editing process to a finished book. You will discover: Part 1: First Principles - Why are you writing a novel? - What has stopped you from completing a novel before? - Principles to keep in mind as you create Part 2: Ideas, Research, Plotting, and Discovery Writing - How to find and capture ideas - How to research your novel and when to stop - Outlining (or plotting) - Discovery writing (or pantsing) - What are you writing? Genre - What are you writing? Short story, novella, or novel - What are you writing? Stand-alone, series, or serial Part 3: Aspects of a Novel - Story structure - Scenes and chapters - Character: Who is the story about? - Point of view - Dialogue - Plot: What happens in the story? - Conflict - Openings and endings - Setting and World-building: Where does the story happen? - Author voice - Theme - Book or story title - Language versus story and tools versus art Part 4: Writing the first draft - Attitude to the first draft - How to write the first draft - Dictate your book - Write fast, cycle through, or write slow - Writer’s block - Writing tools and software - When is the first draft finished? Part 5: The Editing Process - Overview of the editing process - Self-editing - How to find and work with a professional editor - Beta readers, specialist readers, and sensitivity readers - Editing tools and software - Lessons learned from editing my first novel after more than a decade - When is the book finished? Conclusion If you want to (finally) write your novel, then buy How to Write a Novel today.

Title How to Write a Novel in 90 Days
Author Conrad Jones
Publisher Andrews UK Limited
Release 2013-10-21
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 69
ISBN 1783333367
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title Write a Novel and Get it Published
Author Stephen May
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2013-01-18
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1444171216
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

There is a saying that 'everyone has a book in them'. But not many people are able to get it out. This practical and inspiring guide, written by a successful author whose novels are published by Bloomsbury, will help guide you through every step of the process, including: * First thoughts - Why do you want to write, and how can you do it? * Genres - Understanding the conventions of writing * Generating ideas - Find a concept that makes your book stand out * Structure - Create a compelling story arc * Character - What you need to bring your characters to life * Dialogue - How to write snappy and suitable direct speech * Setting - Understand the role of place and time * Drafting - How to get your work on the page, chapter after chapter * Redrafting - How to assess your writing (or get it assessed) and improve it * Submission - Agents, publishers, and how to approach them * Publication - Working with your publisher to make your book a success

How to Write a Novel by Simon Haynes

Title How to Write a Novel
Author Simon Haynes
Publisher Bowman Press
Release 2018-06-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 114
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Do any of these sound familiar? • You want to write your first novel, but you don't know how to begin. • You've started writing several novels, but you never finish them. • You've written a novel or two, but you want to increase your output and publish more often. If you answered yes to any of the above, this book might just be what you're looking for! I'm Simon Haynes, and I've been writing and publishing novels and short fiction for almost twenty years. This guide contains everything I've learned about writing a novel, both as an indie and as a trade-published author. Maybe you want to write a novel which has been on your mind for years. You don't care how long it takes, you just want to see it through to the end. Or maybe you see yourself as a career novelist - there's a real challenge - and you want to write books quickly and efficiently. I've done both, and I cover both approaches in How to Write a Novel. Keywords: How to Write a Book ASAP, How to Write a Book, How to Write a novel, writing books, writing a novel, How to write a E book ?, fiction writing, write a novel quickly

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