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Write a Novel and Get it Published : Teach Yourself - Stephen May

Write a Novel and Get it Published

Teach Yourself

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Published: 30th November 2012
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Advice on how to write a novel and get it published - from someone who has done it.

There is a saying that 'everyone has a book in them'. But not many people are able to get it out. This practical and inspiring guide will help guide you through every step of the process, including:

* First thoughts - Why do you want to write, and how can you do it?
* Genres - Understanding the conventions of writing
* Generating ideas - Find a concept that makes your book stand out
* Structure - Create a compelling story arc
* Character - What you need to bring your characters to life
* Dialogue - How to write snappy and suitable direct speech
* Setting - Understand the role of place and time
* Drafting - How to get your work on the page, chapter after chapter
* Redrafting - How to assess your writing (or get it assessed) and improve it
* Submission - Agents, publishers, and how to approach them
* Publication - Working with your publisher to make your book a success

About the Author

Nigel Watts held a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. He taught Creative Writing from 1989, the year in which he published his first award-winning novel, THE LIFE GAME. His creative writing workshops, at venues across the country, are in huge demand.

First thoughts
Generating ideas
Planning
Genres
Research
Plots
Structure
Character
Style
Dialogue
Setting
Action
Redrafting
Editing
Preparing a proposal
Finding a publisher and agent
Working with your publisher
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ISBN: 9781444171198
ISBN-10: 1444171194
Series: Teach Yourself: Writing
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th November 2012
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1