Write a Novel and Get It Published (Teach Yourself (McGraw-Hill))

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Write a Novel - and Get It Published is an informative yet creative, user-friendly and straightforward guide to writing good fiction. It covers everything from story arcs and themes to characterisation and language, and offers plenty of practical advice for those facing the dreaded writer's block as well as practical writing exercises for those wanting to refine their skills. Additionally, it gives a full guide to available creative writing courses and plenty of further reading resources. After the reading the book, you will have a solid framework that will give you the knowledge and confidence not only to write a novel, but to be published.

NOT GOT MUCH TIME?

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

AUTHOR INSIGHTS

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

TEST YOURSELF

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to write a novel.

FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER

Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

TRY THIS

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Write that dream novel today! "Write a Novel and Get It Published" covers everything from story arcs and themes to characterisation and language, and offers plenty of practical advice for when you face that dreaded writer's block. It also gives you practical writing exercises to refine your skills. Additionally, it guides you toward available creative writing courses and plenty of further reading resources. After the reading the book, you will have a solid framework that will give you the knowledge and confidence not only to write a novel, but to be published. One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extra online articles at teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to write a novel. Author was an experienced creative writing instructor, in addition to being a successful novelist. Contains fully updated listings of writing courses and additional resources. Topics include: Introduction; Beginnings; Plot; The eight-point arc; Sub-plot and symbolism; Character; Dialogue; Viewpoint; Setting the scene; Style; Theme; Editing and shaping; The personality of the writer; Support; Marketing; Taking it further--reading, websites and courses

Review:

"If you want a creative guide to tackling your first novel, this is the one to get." ( Writing Magazine)

" an analytical and highly practical guide to the craft of novel writing." ( - Writing Magazine)

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