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How To Write Your First Novel A Guide For Aspiring Fiction Authors

Author : M.K. Williams
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So often, when I introduce myself to a new person and they learn that I am an author, they reply back that they plan to write a book one day. I’m always so excited to learn more about their idea and see how I can help. More often than not, they reply that they haven’t written a single word. They ask me, “how do you write a novel? How do you get started?” Over the years I’ve written multiple novels and I have condensed my best tips and practices into How To Write Your First Novel: A Guide For Aspiring Fiction Authors. No matter your plan for publishing your novel, you first need to write the book! I’ve broken down the critical elements to success in two parts: your writing habits and your writing craft. You’ll be able to come back and reference this advice throughout your drafting process and as you look to write additional books. Are you ready to go from aspiring author to author? Are you ready to take your idea and turn it into a book? Let’s get started today!

How To Write Your First Novel

Author : Sophie King
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Let best-selling novelist Sophie King guide you through the whole process of writing your first novel and getting it published. This revised edition takes aspiring novelists through the steps of writing a novel, from finding that initial idea, to keeping the plot going and crafting the perfect ending. With helpful exercises in each chapter you will learn how to: - Develop a brilliant idea for your first novel - Create characters that will make your novel come alive - Plot your novel so that your readers simply have to turn the page - Unravel the mysteries of viewpoint - Create realistic dialogue and settings so your readers feel they are there - Find your own voice. - Most importantly, the book includes tips and advice on how to get published. This new edition also includes a ten step guide to revision so that you can polish your novel to be the best it can be.

The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel

Author : Hallie Ephron
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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.

The Art of Writing a Non Fiction Book

Author : Bryan Collins
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Money. Impact. Freedom. If you want to become a successful non-fiction author, this book explains all you need to know about writing and publishing a book your readers love. My name is Bryan Collins, I'm an author from Ireland, and I've published a number of popular non-fiction books. In this detailed, yet practical writing book, I explain all you need to know about writing your non-fiction book, step-by-step. In this book for non-fiction writers, you'll discover: Why successful non-fiction authors spend lots of time researching their book before writing it The secret behind outlining a non-fiction book that's worth publishing (and which is easy to write) How to take charge of the editing process, before it takes charge of you What you need to know about book covers, book titles and self-publishing What to do when you finish writing your book (it's not what you think) ˃˃˃ Interview with the Author Q. Why did you write this book? A. Over the past few years, learning how to write non-fiction books changed my life. I discovered it's natural to wonder if you're not good enough and what to do about it. I learnt how aspiring writers create great books and then transform themselves into successful authors. Once I put their writing techniques into practice, I connected with readers, and I started earning an income from my writing. And isn't that the dream for most authors? So, I set out to share what I discovered about book writing with other aspiring authors. Now, this book isn't everyone. It's not going to help you write fiction or poetry, but it will help you write your non-fiction book. It will help you become a published non-fiction author. Download a sample or buy now and write the non-fiction book you always dreamed about!

Writing Your First Novel

Author : John Reynolds
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Writing Your First Novel is written for aspiring writers of fiction. As a practical guide it succinctly covers key points including: characters, dialogue, descriptive passages, love and sex, grammar and punctuation, and promotion and marketing. Examples to illustrate the key points are drawn from Reynolds' two novels (Uncommon Enemy and Robyn Hood: Outlaw Princess) and from a wide variety of other writers from a range of countries and backgrounds. This practical book is one that writers will want to return to again and again as they develop their own writing ability.

How to Write Your First Book

Author : Stefanie Newell
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Calling all aspiring writers, speakers, coaches, experts, entrepreneurs, business professionals or anyone considering writing a book for the first time... If the thought of writing a book has been confusing for you in the past, then here's the simplest strategy for writing your first book and ensuring you're a successful author! Do you have a book idea that you've wanted to write for a while but were confused on the steps? Are you overwhelmed by all of the books on writing, publishing and marketing? With a proven formula for success How to Write Your First Book will help you to write better and to understand the fundamentals of writing your first book no matter your writing level or ability. If you are motivated to take your career to the next level or simply want to publish the fiction idea that's been floating around in your mind, the simple and easy to use formula called the W.R.I.T.E. method will help you to accomplish your goal of becoming a published author. Whether you are a new author hoping to find success with your very first book or a professional using it to brand your business, this formula works! The fact of the matter is a well-written book does not always guarantee success. With the W.R.I.T.E. method, you are given the tools you need to attract your audience and make a consistent passive income from your books so that you can write for a living. In this book, all of the questions you didn't even know you had will be answered. You'll learn: - The formula for writing a book that ensures success! - How to research your book idea to determine if it's profitable before you write the book! - How to choose between traditional or self-publishing based on your time, writing goals and budget! - How to write specifically for your target audience so that you can sell more books! - How to create a book title, cover, and book description that will garner you massive sales! - What to consider with respects to your very first book launch and while creating an author platform! - And much more! Perfect Gift Idea For Writers! It doesn't matter if you are looking to write great fiction or an inspiring non-fiction book, whether you choose to self-publish or traditionally publish, this book will be of value to you! If you've been waiting to write a bestseller because you just didn't know how to get started, look no further! This step-by-step guide places you on the path to success! Buy How to Write Your First Book today and be one step closer to becoming a published author in 2017! Stefanie is an expert in her field and that shows through in her writing. I have been writing for quite some time, but this book gave me information I didn't know anything about. This is definitely a must for anyone thinking about writing a book for publication. - Sarah S.

How Not to Write a Novel

Author : Howard Mittelmark
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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.

Book Marketing for the First Time Author

Author : M.K. Williams
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You’ve written the best book ever and now everyone will be racing to read it. Or, that was the plan. As a first-time author, you walk a fine line between planning for and marketing your book for success and the crushing reality of low sales. Book Marketing for the First-Time Author breaks down the most important elements that you need to market your book. Master the fundamentals covered here to set your book up for success. M.K. Williams has compiled 5 plus years of experience writing, publishing, and creating successful marketing campaigns for a multitude of books. Before you get excited about the opportunities that will present themselves to you, read this book. Online gurus will tell you that they wrote a book, sent a notice to their email list, and realized 6 figure royalties overnight. They skipped a few steps in their story. First-time authors have a lot of details to manage to promote their books; this book simplifies the process and helps you weed through all the noise to make sure the marketing essentials are covered.

Self Publishing for the First Time Author

Author : M.K. Williams
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You’ve written your first book and you are ready to self-publish it, congratulations! Now, what steps do you need to take to self-publish? What are the best strategies? How do you ensure retailers and libraries will carry your book? These are a few of the questions that many aspiring authors ask as they set out on their publishing journey. Aggregating 5 plus years of experience in the self-publishing space, M.K. Williams has compiled the answers that you need into an easily digestible format to walk you through the publishing process. There are lots of online gurus who will throw acronyms, jargon, and advanced strategies at you right out the gate. Williams breaks down the practical steps that you need to take as you self-publish your first book.

Going Wide Self Publishing Your Books Outside The Amazon Ecosystem

Author : M.K. Williams
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The buzzy term in the self-publishing space right now is, "wide." I was doing this before it was a thing. As more authors hear about the benefits of self-publishing on multiple platforms, I find myself on the receiving end of many panicked emails. While the concept is easy to understand the execution requires planning and patience. For those who want to get their book out to as many readers and retailers as possible, I have the tools you need to create than plan. I've condensed my years of experience and best advice into this short and actionable book to help you go from Amazon-Only to Wide Author. This book will cover strategy, platforms, opting out of exclusivity, and marketing for success. Get your free planners throughout the book to help you make and stick to your plan. Ready to go wide?

How to Write a Book Or Novel

Author : Jonathan Veale
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Write And Publish Your Book In 2015 What does it takes to write and then have published that book you've been mulling over for ages? In this authoritative, 2015 edition of the guide, writer and editor, Jonathan Veale pulls no punches as he outlines the steps to take - and the things to avoid - as you plan, write and see your draft completed and published for all to read, in printed form, and or as an ebook. Although already a published author in non-fiction, when I decided to try my hand at fiction I realised some professional help would be useful. Well, this book is more than useful - it is essential and within five minutes I had discovered some invaluable tips. Jonathan holds your interest from start to finish but more importantly, he INSPIRES you! I feel certain this book has definitely increased my chances of getting published as a fiction writer by 100% - and it encouraged self- belief as well! It's a real steal . . . - Terence Watts Whether you have a thriller in your head, an autobiography, or a guide on how to give dreadful restaurants a miss, the advice here will help you see your book through from idea to bookshop. The disreputable activities of rogue publishers and shady agents are explored so that you can identify them and avoid them altogether. If you have doubts about self-help books, here's one that's different. Jonathan Veale highlights, with unerring accuracy, the multiple problems bedeviling aspiring writers and preventing them getting their work into print. He deals with every aspect of creative writing, from the first vague idea right up to actual publication. Anyone feeling blocked or discouraged should benefit from his friendly, practical and upbeat advice, crammed with helpful tips. - Liz B Ebooks and New Writers - A route well worth consideringEbooks, together with the latest print-on-demand options, allow writers with their wits about them to publish books, printed and or digital, at low cost, and sell them worldwide using Amazon and similar online platforms. A chapter describes this exciting new route for aspiring writers. It is now a marketplace that no new writer should disregard. Sales of digital books are expected to take an even greater majority share in 2015 over their printed cousins. This valuable guide offers publishing and editing suggestions to help you:* get going - many people talk a good book. This shows you how to complete and publish one* have a clear understanding of your potential market* set a budget for editorial and technical support* self-edit professionally so that your prose style shines through* prepare your book so that publishers sit up and take note when you submit your work* spot vanity publishing bandits and unscrupulous agents - the people who empty your pockets* find technical support, at trade prices, if you wish to self-publishAt last a book about writing that's funny, informative and makes you realise all is possible in the writing game. Jonathan, a professional editor and writer, guides you through from the initial idea to publication: how to prepare the manuscript, synopsis and how to save money while going about it. It's as if he's sitting alongside with a glass of wine, sharing the experience. The hard work and perseverance needed to become successful becomes fun - the best way to learn anything. "How to Write a Book or Novel" is the perfect guide to have close by when you pick up the pen. - Laura

A Writer s Guide to Fiction

Author : Elizabeth Lyon
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The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

The Games You Cannot Win

Author : MK Williams
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Roll the dice, pick a card, tell a lie, hide the truth. Whatever the move, it's all just part of the game. Follow the lives of four very different characters who are all trapped in an insidious game. Each story delves into the intricate web of misaligned motives and obscured half-truths.

Escaping Avila Chase

Author : M.K. Williams
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Escaping Avila Chase is a story about FBI Agent Trevor Hobbertson, who is having the worst week of his life. Not because a hacker he has been tracking slips through his fingers, but because his ex-girlfriend with an axe to grind is releasing a new book. Try as he might, Trevor just can’t escape the feeling that she’ll be airing all her grievances in her not so fictionalized tale. Who is Avila Chase exactly? She’s a femme fatale with creative license, and she is sharpening her pen just for Trevor. In this literary short story, we get a front-row seat to Trevor’s aching paranoia. Is Avila really after him or is this all in his mind? A novella that will leave you haunted, Escaping Avila Chase provides the reader with an uneasy feeling as Trevor revisits his memories with Avila across the city of Philadelphia. A physiological character evaluation, Escaping Avila Chase is a carefully constructed literary novella with a narrator you just love to hate. This short story is rich with imagery and is a book for bookish people. Read this novella today and find out if you too can escape Avila Chase.

Nailbiters

Author : M.K. Williams
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Nailbiters is a story of survival. On the morning of the invasion, Dora takes off running. She lasts three weeks before she is captured. Follow her story from the open plains of Texas to the desert of California. Readers have called this story “chilling” and “visceral.” Find out why they haven’t been able to put it down. Can Dora survive the invasion with her humanity intact? Read Nailbiters today to find out.

Pimp My Fiction

Author : Paula Wynne
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This 40,000+word is a full collection of the best writing resource guides to teach you how to write a novel! Save money before buying writing books that may not be what your novel requires. Pimp My Fiction is the 'ultimate guide to every useful, interesting and downright indispensable writing instruction book'. How To Write A Novel ~ This writer's essential resource is the first book to read before you write your bestselling novel! Why? Each chapter includes the best books for starting your novel, from plot and structure, to creating characters with character profiles and templates, to writing in different genres. As an aspiring novelist herself, Paula Wynne is obsessed with writing books on every subject that covers how to write a bestselling novel. From the author of the bestselling Pimp My Fiction, you will find all the writing reference books you need to write a powerful plot with compelling characters. Don't Just Write A Novel ~ Write A Bestselling Novel Writing a bestselling novel is a journey that needs excellent writing technique guides to help you at every stage of creating a page-turning novel. Pimp My Fiction was written to provide aspiring novelists and successful authors with all the writing tools to begin writing a novel. Pimp My Fiction lists books for you to learn: * The Craft of Writing: Find out what a bestselling, page-turning novel requires * Structure Your Novel: Learn the different story structures and which one may suit your novel * Your First Few Pages: Why it is important to hook your reader from the first sentence * Creating Characters: How to create believable characters that readers will love * Character Viewpoint: Which character viewpoint should you use and why * Character Templates: Various resources for creating compelling fictional people * Creating Villains: Like heroes, your villains must jump off the page and grab your readers * Character Emotions: Why your characters must have an emotional journey along with your readers * Writing Dialogue: Why each character should have their own voice and how dialogue reveals their personality * Cinematic Settings: Make your settings and scene locations come alive with vivid, sensory details * Sci-Fi, Supernatural and Fantasy: How to write in these fascinating genres * Other Genres: Whether your passion is writing thrillers, supernatural and paranormal, fantasy and science fiction or romance, or even children's books, there are several other genre resources * Writing for Children: Learn how to write for children and young adults * Writing a Thriller: It's not only pace that sets your novel alight, find out the secrets to thrill readers * Blueprints: Find writing templates and blueprints to get your novel started immediately * Self-Editing: How to use self-editing tips and tricks to hone and tone your novel * Dictionaries and Thesauruses: A long list of every kind of Dictionary and Thesaurus a writer requires So, if you're reading this because you want to find out how to write a novel, this ultimate list of fiction writing technique books will arm you with all the ammunition you need. Save yourself eons of time trying to find the right books to improve your writing. This one book will give you all the answers!

The Infinite Infinite

Author : MK Williams
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Imagine waking up one morning to a better life: a beautifully stylized home, an elevated position at your job, a cleaner society. Oh, there's a catch - your boyfriend may be a murderer with access to the most powerful invention in human history. This is exactly how Nina Marks woke on August 8th. Kidnapped across the multiverse, Nina has to navigate her way home. An action-packed journey that will transport readers across several stops in the multiverse, this is a thrilling read for fans of Michael Crichton and the Sci-Fi Genre. See how these parallel universes came to be because of one critical change in history: what if Eleanor Roosevelt had been President? If you have enjoyed other alternative history thrillers like The Man In The High Castle and Underground Airlines, then The Infinite-Infinite should be at the top of your must-read list.

Architects

Author : M.K. Williams
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Three years after “the outbreak,” Hunter is part of a dwindling crew stuck at sea. Until he is assigned to a small mission to restore their supply pipeline. Once ashore, the mission goes sideways. Fear of the virus that wiped out the global population, roaming packs of survivors, and an ominous Reaper rattle Hunter’s grip on reality. What really happened to the world and how much did Hunter’s superiors know about it? The long-anticipated second installment of The Project Collusion Series is here. Fans of Nailbiters have been waiting for the answers to their questions, now they’ll know how it all started. You’ll want to read this one with the lights on.

The Novel a Perfect Recipe

Author : Carolyn Lewis
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This beginner's guide to novel-writing teams a vast knowledge of literary technique with an understanding of the pleasures and pitfalls of being a writer. Drawing on her twenty years experience of teaching Creative Writing, author Carolyn Lewis navigates the various stages of novel writing, from creating characters and plots through to editing and how to make the correct approach to agents and publishers. Contains comprehensive advice, tips, encouragement, and practical exercises for aspiring novelists.

Get Started in Writing a Novel

Author : Nigel Watts
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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.