The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel: All the tools you need to write and sell your first novel [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel: All the tools you need to write and sell your first novel

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440510632
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 11/18/2010
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 661,946
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Hallie Ephron is an award-winning book reviewer for the Boston Globe and the author of six novels, including Never Tell a Lie, and of two books about books, including The Bibliophile's Devotional. She also wrote the Edgar-nominated Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'Em Dead with Style. An avid reader of novels of all kinds, Ephron teaches at several writing conferences and workshops.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    If your interested in writing a novel, this book is great. It breaks down the little things to help you build a novel you will be proud of. For example, it gives you examples on how to develop your characters, or how important the right setting is to your story.
    I recommend this book to anyone who thinks they would like to write a novel, even if your just a weekend writer.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    Writer Group Staple

    I took my copy to my writers group and we've decided to use this book to frame the educational segment of our monthly meetings. The members of our group are not all fiction writers, but the book contains so much great information that even our poets are sold on it.

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