."Jennifer Bacia pioneered mass market fiction in Australia". Matt Condon prize winning author and journalist."Jennifer Bacia's success helped lay the foundation of my very successful stable of popular fiction writers." Selwa Anthony, leading popular fiction agent. "Superbly crafted suspense" The Sunday Times "Bacia is especially good at the simple but deadly arithmetic of contemporary relationships". The Australian "Rivetting, intelligent plots with characters of depth and substance." Goodreads. This guide is packed full of practical information from an author who has the credentials and experience to help you write the novel you are dreaming of.Jennifer Bacia's first novel was bid for by international publishers, the film and foreign rights were sold, it was a Doubleday Book Club Choice and a lead title in the UK. The author not only gives you the information that will help you write your own bestseller, but also analyzes one of her own bestsellers to show how she turned an initial idea into a powerful, intriguing story that major publishing houses competed for. Through practical examples drawn from her own bestselling novels, the author details not only how to do it, but just as importantly, what not to do.She shows how to: - Brainstorm ideas and test those that will go the distance- Create and structure a story line- Get past the struggle of the first few pages- Persevere when you feel defeated- Show how characters think and feel- Use sub-plot, flashback and flash-forward- Write authentic dialogue- Create suspense- Write a credible and satisfying ending- Establish a writing routine that is essential to complete your novel.Jennifer has been a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at major tertiary institutions. She has had her own newspaper and magazine columns and also writes screen plays and short stories.Since her amazing debut, Jennifer has written another 7 novels that also made the bestseller lists.