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How to Write Your First Novel

Author : M.L. Ronn
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Are you still dreaming about writing that book? Learning how to write your first novel can be overwhelming. You have to master outlining, writing, revising, and so much more...and it can be scary if you've never done it before. While it seems daunting, writing your first novel is simple when you have someone experienced to help you through it. In this writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn shares an easy step-by-step process of writing compelling fiction that he's perfected after writing 40+ books. Write your first novel with structured advice tailored for beginners: Learn the basic building blocks of every story and how to put them together Develop an effective outline (or learn how to write without one!) Discover winning formulas that mega-bestsellers use to write their novels Navigate your novel’s “murky middle” with 7 unorthodox strategies that will get you unstuck in no time Revise your story without fear Writing your first novel is life-changing. Download this writer’s guide, follow the step-by-step instructions, and you'll wake up one morning very soon with a finished manuscript waiting for you.

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!

Fiction Writing How to Write Your First Novel

Author : Karleene Morrow
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Get Started in Writing a Novel

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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.

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.

How to Write and Sell Your First Novel

Author : Oscar Collier
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How to Write Sell Your First Novel

Author : Oscar Collier
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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

Is Life Like This A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months

Author : John Dufresne
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“[Dufresne’s] generous, wise, cajoling, stern, and compassionate voice will get you working right away.”—Brad Watson “Writing a novel,” says John Dufresne, “is not as easy as you may have thought before you tried. But it’s also not as difficult as you imagined.” Dufresne’s smart, practical, hard-nosed guide is for the person who has always wanted to write a novel but has been daunted by the sometimes chaotic, always challenging writing process. A patient teacher and experienced writer, Dufresne focuses his expertise and good humor on helping aspiring novelists take their first tentative steps. His six-month program variously calls attention to the key elements of good fiction writing and offers exercises that are designed to sharpen writers’ command of novel-length storytelling. After six months of guided writing, the users of this book will finish what might have once seemed impossible—a rich and compelling first draft of a novel. Is Life Like This? may well be the most important addition to the aspiring writer’s library.

How to Write Your Novel by Watching Movies First

Author : Tom Leveen
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Write a better book by watching classic films from the '70s, '80s, and '90s!Why would an award-winning novelist and university-level writing instructor use movies as examples in his class instead of classic works of fiction? Frankly, because most people haven't read classic works of fiction, but most writers have seen or are culturally aware of many movies that came out between 1970 and 1999. Join author Tom Leveen (known for How To Write Awesome Dialogue! For Fiction, Film, and Theatre) for a quick run-down of several great movies and mine them for tips that you can use in your own novel, no matter the genre, to help you land that agent or kick your indie novel up a notch or two!Struggling with dialogue? There's a movie for that! Protagonists not making an impact on readers? There's a movie for that! Not sure how to use the story's environment to support a theme? Yep, there's a movie for that, too! Whatever your need to make your fiction shine, How To Write Your Novel By Watching Movies First has a solution. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned pro looking for some new creative juices, this book will give you a whole new toolkit to chose from.It includes fun tips for writers of all genres that can give your manuscripts the boost they need to help you land an agent, an editor, or a legion of die-hard fans. So c'mon, writers! Grab the popcorn and let's go to the movies!

Your First Novel

Author : Ann Rittenberg
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In Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the skills you need to write your dream novel and the savvy business know-how to get it published. In this all-in-one resource, you'll discover essential novel-writing techniques, such as: • How to best structure your research so that you can save time later • How to card your story before you start writing • What to consider when developing your cast of characters • How to adapt classic story structures to fit your own ideas …and insider information on what it takes to get published, including: • What agents do at those three-hour power lunches—and how it affects you • What makes an agent instantly reject a manuscript • How to correctly translate submission guidelines • What happens if you get multiple offers—or no offers at all Plus, learn about the publishing process from the firsthand accounts of such noted authors as Dennis Lehane, Kathryn Harrison, Jim Fusilli, Kathleen George, and others!

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.

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.

How to be an Author

Author : Ashton Cartwright
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36 real authors give us an in depth look at their successes, their mistakes, and their careers as writers. There is nothing in the world as incredible as creating something, and getting to hear about other people enjoying it. You know that you’ve made a change in someone's life, even if it’s only in a small way. It’s one of the best feelings in the world. Everyone who becomes a professional author does so for different reasons. They each face different obstacles, have different goals, and choose different paths. The more authors that a new writer gets the opportunity to learn from, the greater the chance that they’ll find someone they resonate with, and that they’ll discover something that can help them in their own career. Some of the authors in this book are self-published; others are traditionally published. Some have worked with agents, and others have chosen to represent themselves. Some authors in this book generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties, while others have just finished their very first novel. Some exclusively write fiction, some non-fiction, and some write a bit of both. Some of them write just for the joy of writing, others for the money, and still others because they have a story that NEEDS to be told. If you take your writing seriously, and are keen to be the best author that you can be, then How to be an Author: 36 Real Authors Talk Writing and Publishing is the book for you.

How to Write a Novel

Author : Simon Haynes
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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 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.

Writing Your First Novel

Author : Shelley Weiner
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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.

Fiction Writing

Author : Helena Smith
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Wherever you are, whenever suits you, start your novel the right way. Learn your style of writing and get that first book out of your head. Today only, get this bestseller for a special price.When you have a book inside you crying to be told, you need help. Knowing what the 'experts' do isn't always helpful. Sometimes you just need a guide to lead you through the aspects of storytelling. This book will give you insight into how YOU write, and then follow a path to creating great characters, interesting story, and solid conflict.That's how a great story is created. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Read... Forging a Book Idea How to Know If Your Book Idea Will Sell Work on the Who's Who Writing Modes in the World of Fiction The Recipe for Good Story Structure Rules for Killer Dialogue And much, much more! Get your copy today!Take action today and buy this book now at a special price!

Write a Book in Two Hours

Author : Jonathan Green
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Who else wants their dream book written today? If you can speak out loud, then YOU have what it takes to become a lightning-fast, bestselling author. Most people dream of writing a book, but those manuscripts end up shoved away in dusty drawers, half-finished and abandoned to be eaten by moths. Many of them are great writers, many of them have great ideas. Yet so many people come to the conclusion that they'll never finish their books. Why? Because they aren't following a proven system. Maybe this is you right now. Maybe you believe that you're not good enough, that you'll never have enough time, or that it's a terrible book idea. You wonder how on earth other people manage to find time to write alongside their jobs, family and other commitments. But the assumption that writing is a slow process and books take six months or years to write is outdated. You can easily increase your efficiency three to four times MORE by using this system. As much value as there is in quality, quantity also plays a significant factor. The days where you need to have access to expensive or special equipment are gone. And one of the fastest ways to become profitable as an author nowadays is to write faster. Let me show you how you can hit the finish line at record speed.Every. Single. Time. This is the same system that allows me to spend more time with my family, earn more money and accomplish four times the amount of work in the same eight hours a day. It’s allowed me to release books on an exponential scale, to set goals of writing fifty books per year. This book was written using the same strategy. It can be done. And now you can do the same. This ISN’T a book you read for inspiration and walk away feeling good. This is a book about taking ACTION. I want you to be generating MORE CONTENT THAN YOU EVEN NEED. What you will walk away with... Learn The Conveyor Belt Method: The step-by-step process which will give you an unshakeable FOUNDATION for your writing career Become One With Your Creative Mind: How to become so efficient with your methodology that you can AVOID writer's block entirely Master Your Location Independence: The secret writing anytime and ANYWHERE you want! Harness Your Long Term Sales: Get the exact ingredients you need to capture your readers for good and turn them into lifelong fans! Imagine if... Writing books was no longer a struggle and you could churn out bestsellers on a whim You could write a book in your spare time and don't need to fight against your other commitments You could come up with an idea in the morning, plan out your content and have your first draft FINISHED by the afternoon! Don't let your book rot in a drawer like all the rest. Your time is NOW. You could have the book you've always dreamed of writing in your hands TODAY. Begin your journey by clicking the button above.

How to Write an Awesome Novel

Author : Rick Wood
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Have you always wanted to write a book, but not sure how? Have you got an idea, but you just don't know what to do with it? Have you tried writing your first draft, but are never happy with what you write? Author Rick Wood takes you through the process that has seen him publish over thirty books and grew a loyal fanbase to his work. In this book, you will learn: - How to use the tropes of genre to create book that will sell - How to develop your ideas - How to develop your characters - How to structure your story - How to redraft your novel - How to develop your writing skills - How to go about getting your work published Want to write an awesome novel? Let this book help you become the writer you know you can be...

How to Write a Novel

Author : Nathan Bransford
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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."

Your First Novel Revised and Expanded Edition

Author : Ann Rittenberg
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In this revised and expanded edition of Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb, seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg, and her knowledgeable assistant, Camille Goldin, team up to provide you with the essential skills needed to craft the best novel you can--and the savvy business know-how to get it published. Alongside the advice of industry veterans, includes plenty of firsthand accounts from published authors on their journeys, including Dennis Lehane, C.J. Box, Kathleen McCleary, David Kazzie, and more.