Write a Novel and Get It Published: A Teach Yourself Guide

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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...

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071740067
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/12/2010
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Writing Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Watts taught creative writing from 1989, the year in which he published his first novel, The Life Game. He went on to publish a number of novels for adults and children.

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Table of Contents

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

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