Three Rules For Writing A Novel

Three Rules For Writing A Novel

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by William Noble
     
 
In this one volume are personal selections by the author from his three classics, Steal this Plot!; Make That Scene; and "Shut up!" He Explained.

Selecting parts of three of his previous books to guide you though the art of writing a novel, William Noble starts by asking three questions:

• What's happening?
• Who am I?
• Where am

Overview

In this one volume are personal selections by the author from his three classics, Steal this Plot!; Make That Scene; and "Shut up!" He Explained.

Selecting parts of three of his previous books to guide you though the art of writing a novel, William Noble starts by asking three questions:

• What's happening?
• Who am I?
• Where am I?

and then uses the answers to create a solid foundation for developing a story.
With this structure in place, he demonstrates how to move on to motivating the story, establishing a sense of place, and creating tension.
Noble has added new material on developing characters and using point of view to help you get your story across.

"The 'what' section, dealing with plot motivators and 'story spicers' and comprising a third of the book, is worth the price alone."
-From an Amazon.com review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981890838
Publisher:
The Write Thought, Inc.
Publication date:
05/19/2011
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Three Rules for Writing a Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
catburglar More than 1 year ago
Somewhat useful. Emphasizes plot motivators, setting and dialogue. Has a lot of good material, but the material is difficult to find. No index. Chapter titles are not very descriptive. The writing style of this book is like that of a novel instead of a technical book, which makes most of the reading very tedious. Mr. Noble spends an entire third of the book describing various common plots. He spends a third of the book on “Who am I?” which is all about dialogue – almost nothing about character.