Celebrated novelist and story-writer Meredith Sue Willis has also published three widely praised books about the writing process: Personal Fiction Writing, Deep Revision, and Blazing Pencils. In Ten Strategies to Write Your Novel, Willis now turns her attention to the specific delights and challenges of the the big fictional "canvas." This clear, eminently practical guide offers both general approaches and targeted suggestions for working through the complex tasks of writing a novel. Willis describes multiple entry ways into this formidable genre, offers vivid illustrations from classic and contemporary novels, and provides dozens of creative exercises to jump-start the writing process. Ten Strategies to Start Your Novel is destined to become a classic guide for newcomers and veterans alike.