The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel: All the Tools You Need to Write and Sell Your First Novel
This book is truly lives up to its title. It is the most comprehensive overview of everything a first time novelist needs to know that I've run across. It's written by a veteran author, with several mysteries and nonfiction titles to her credit, so she knows what it takes to become a published writer.
First Novel covers the basics as you'd expect, things like where to get ideas, how to create characters, story overview, research tec ...more
Sometimes it is easy to get lost in a guide and ignore actually writing. After reading a section or two of this guide I felt fueled, r ...more
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