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Is Life Like This

Author : John Dufresne
ISBN : 9780393338836
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The author presents a six-month program, arranged by week, to complete a first draft of a novel.
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Writing A First Novel

Author : Karen Stevens
ISBN : 9781137368409
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

How To Write Your First Novel

Author : M. K. Williams
ISBN : 1733392963
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The hardest part about writing a book is actually writing it! I have helped so many authors on their journey over the years and many have great ideas, but they don't know where to start. They often ask me, "M.K., how do you write a book?" This guide is my answer to that question.
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Get Started In Writing A Novel

Author : Nigel Watts
ISBN : 9781473611702
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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LEARN HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE. This new edition of an acclaimed guide to writing a novel helps you if you are just at the very beginning of your writing journey, showing you how to gain confidence and find inspiration. A classic book that has supported thousands of authors over the years, it contains a wealth of information on how to structure, craft and develop your writing, how to edit and redraft, and how to take the first steps towards publication. Each chapter contains a long and several shorter writing exercises, while key quotes, ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is the 'Workshop'. The Workshop is a key exercise, in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing This new edition also includes an expanded section on self- and digital-publishing, to reflect recent advances in technology and practice. 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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Everything Guide To Writing Your First Novel

Author : Hallie Ephron
ISBN : 9781440510632
Genre : Reference
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For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to first draft in only twenty-six weeks! This guide covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers. This practical guide takes you through the ins and outs of writing and publishing your first book, including how to: Create authentic characters, engaging plotlines, and believable settings Edit for tone, structure, and pacing Find the right agent Market and sell your work to publishers Build a career as a novelist Complete with writing exercises, inspiring examples, and expert advice from bestselling novelists, this book is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.
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101 Tips On Writing And Selling Your First Novel

Author : Prudy Taylor Board
ISBN : 0595293131
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"101 Tips on Writing and Selling Your First Novel takes you from the baby steps of getting organized to full-blown marketing with well-written, well-organized, information-packed pages that have even the 'greenest' of writers submitting a professional and polished manuscript for publication. Ms. Taylor's readers will be empowered with confidence, having the knowledge that all their bases are covered when submitting their first, and subsequent, novels for publication." -Ingrid Taylor, Small Press Review "As a novice writer, you must have a good grasp of the basics, and now it's here! Not only will 101 TIPS show you how to write, but once your book is ready, how to sell. Allow yourself to be one of the very small percentage of writers who approach agents, editors, and publishers, in a professional manner, with your work ready to be seen!" -Babs Lakey, Publisher, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, www.fmam.biz "For years I have been struggling with a novel in progress. Prudy Taylor Board's worksheet pages, calendars, making the characters alive and functioning, have all helped me see my novel as a living, moving, productive vehicle. Every writer should have this book and every workshop facilitator should use it as a textbook. It is the most complete "trip ticket" for writers I have come across in 40 years of writing." -Virginia B. Elliott, Naples, Florida
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Authentic Swing

Author : Steven Pressfield
ISBN : 9781936891078
Genre : Self-Help
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The Story Behind THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE If you've read his books THE WAR OF ART and TURNING PRO, you know that for thirty years Steven Pressfield (GATES OF FIRE, THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN etc.) wrote spec novel after spec novel before any publisher took him seriously. How did he finally break through? Ignoring just about every rule of commercial book publishing, Pressfield's "first" novel not only became a major bestseller (over 250,000 copies sold), it was adapted into a feature film directed by Robert Redford and starring Matt Damon, Will Smith, and Charlize Theron. Where did he get the idea? What magical something did THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE have that his previous manuscripts lacked? Why did Pressfield decide to write a novel when he already had a well established screenwriting career? How does writing a publishable novel really work? Taking a page from John Steinbeck's classic JOURNAL OF A NOVEL, Steven Pressfield offers answers for these and scores of other practical writing questions in THE AUTHENTIC SWING.
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101 Tips On Writing And Selling Your First Novel

Author : Prudy Board
ISBN : 9781469724362
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"101 Tips on Writing and Selling Your First Novel takes you from the baby steps of getting organized to full-blown marketing with well-written, well-organized, information-packed pages that have even the 'greenest' of writers submitting a professional and polished manuscript for publication. Ms. Taylor's readers will be empowered with confidence, having the knowledge that all their bases are covered when submitting their first, and subsequent, novels for publication." -Ingrid Taylor, Small Press Review "As a novice writer, you must have a good grasp of the basics, and now it's here! Not only will 101 TIPS show you how to write, but once your book is ready, how to sell. Allow yourself to be one of the very small percentage of writers who approach agents, editors, and publishers, in a professional manner, with your work ready to be seen!" -Babs Lakey, Publisher, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, www.fmam.biz "For years I have been struggling with a novel in progress. Prudy Taylor Board's worksheet pages, calendars, making the characters alive and functioning, have all helped me see my novel as a living, moving, productive vehicle. Every writer should have this book and every workshop facilitator should use it as a textbook. It is the most complete "trip ticket" for writers I have come across in 40 years of writing." -Virginia B. Elliott, Naples, Florida
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Your First Novel

Author : Shelley Weiner
ISBN : 9781783560424
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Setting about writing a novel is like starting to climb a mountain with its top lost in the clouds. You can imagine the view from the summit, but how do you identify the best ascent? Novel writing requires planning, commitment, perseverance and the belief that you can reach the peak… even if you don’t yet know all the steps along the way. ‘Writing Your First Novel’ is the companion that will tell you what you need to know in order to begin your journey. Full of insight and wit, it combines expertise on how to successfully bring your story to the page with advice on the practicalities of how to get started in the first place… and how to keep on going until the end. ‘Writing Your First Novel’ covers: + Creating Believable Characters + Making Your Characters Talk + The Importance of Setting + Finding the Plot + Who Tells the Story and How? + Settling Down and Making It Happen + Sustaining Your Momentum 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

One Way To Write Your Novel

Author : Dick Perry
ISBN : PSU:000011673262
Genre : Creative writing
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Category: Creative writing

How To Write A Book

Author : Dan Brown
ISBN : 1936828448
Genre : 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
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Write And Sell Your First Novel

Author : Oscar Collier
ISBN : 1568656777
Genre : Creative writing
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This guide uses case studies to reveal the keys to writing and publishing a successful novel.
Category: Creative writing

How To Write Sell Your First Novel

Author : Oscar Collier
ISBN : 0898797705
Genre : Reference
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Even the most famous novelists had to start somewhere. Now you can make your start—successfully—with this book. Literary agent Oscar Collier and successful freelance writer Frances Spatz Leighton team up to give you practical, specific advice on how to write your first novel and get it published. You'll find 100 expert tips, including: Solid Writing Instruction choose the kind of novel you want to write make characters, dialogue and plot work together to keep your reader (and prospective editor) turning the pages determine how many characters your story needs establish a daily writing routine that works for you—and gets your novel finished revise, edit and prepare your manuscript for submission Expert Marketing Advice the pros and cons of using an agent—and how to represent yourself if you so choose contract negotiations publicity and self-promotion basics Actual Case Histories Conversations with Five New Novelists, a chapter dedicated to enlightening and inspiring interviews with newly published authors valuable insight into the working methods, attitudes and specific strategies superstar novelists used to get published—to help you start building your own success "This book should inspire many yearners to start writing and stop talking about doing so. It is rich with tactical, down-to-earth information on how to write novels and content with agents and publishers." —Howard Cady, former editor-in-chief of Little, Brown; Putnam's; and Holt, Rhinehart & Winston
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5 Basics To Know Before Writing Your First Novel

Author : Clint Dawson
ISBN : 1700344838
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So you want to write your first novel? Fantastic! Time to get those creative neurons flowing! Whether this is your first attempt at writing or you have written short stories and essays, there are some fundamental basics every writer should know before tackling what will seem at first a daunting task. In this book, we will go over five writing concepts that will help you get that first novel in your hands and your eyes off the blank page.
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A Guide To Writing Your First Novel

Author : A. J. Flowers
ISBN : 1532712782
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Have you ever wondered how to write a book? Or perhaps you've written a manuscript that's already been edited to death, yet still isn't good enough? Writing your novel doesn't need to be a painful or lonely experience. Sit with me and let me teach you all I've learned about creative writing tips and tricks. You are already talented if you've written a book or are ready to write fiction, which means half the battle is already won. I have good news, writing skills can most assuredly be learned! This guide is designed to answer the following questions: - What should I consider before writing? - How to write a novel which has heavy world-building elements? - How do I approach edits? - What sells a book to agents? - How can I make connections in the writing and publishing community? - Should I self-publish? This guide answers all these questions and more by giving a personal review of actual author pitfalls and how they were overcome as well as soul-searching questions that'll reveal your true writing goals. Bonus Content! - Author interviews from both traditionally and self-published authors. - Samples of winning Twitter Pitch Tweets to see what agents and publishers are looking for, and how you can grab their attention!
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Save The Cat Writes A Novel

Author : Jessica Brody
ISBN : 9780399579752
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Write An Autobiographical Novel

Author : Alexander Chee
ISBN : 9781328764416
Genre : Literary Collections
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Named a Best Book by: TIME, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Boston Globe, The Paris Review, Mother Jones,The A.V. Club, Out Magazine, Book Riot, Electric Literature, PopSugar, The Rumpus, My Republica, Paste, Bitch, Library Journal, Flavorwire, Bustle, Christian Science Monitor, Shelf Awareness, Tor.com, Entertainment Cheat Sheet, Roads and Kingdoms, Chicago Public Library, Hyphen Magazine, Entropy Magazine,The Chicago Review of Books, The Coil, iBooks, and Washington Independent Review of Books Winner of the Publishing Triangle's Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction * Recipient of the Lambda Literary Trustees' Award Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay * Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography From the author of The Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist—and how we form our identities in life and in art. 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’s sure to secure his place as one of the finest essayists of his generation as well. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author’s manifesto on 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 essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons 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 the nation’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.
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Writing A Novel

Author : Richard Skinner
ISBN : 0571340466
Genre : Creative writing
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A novel is a relationship, a place outside of time where both reader and writer are challenged and validated, stretched and rewarded. Richard Skinner believes it is your duty as a novelist to bring your whole self to the page; to find your story, not force it; to meet your reader in a spirit of openness. In Writing a Novel he offers up frameworks, strategies and stimuli to help you meet that duty, drawingon his deep experience as one of the UK's leading creative writing teachers. He covers the essentials - narrators, character, setting - with charm and rigour. But Writing a Novel is not a set of instructions: it is a way of thinking, a conversation, a relationship in itself.
Category: Creative writing

From Fact To Fiction

Author : Shelley Fisher Fishkin
ISBN : 9780195206388
Genre : History
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Discusses the lives and careers of Whitman, Twain, Dreiser, Hemingway, and DosPassos, each of whom began as journalists
Category: History