The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing: Everything You Need To Know About Creating & Selling Your Work (Writers Digest)
In "The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 2nd Edition," you'll learn from the invaluable advice of established writers. Discover new ways to generate ideas, implement intriguing techniques, and find the inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully-revised edition in...more
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After sending yet another revised version of my first novel out to friends/family/colleagues, I was beginning to feel overwhelmed. No matter how much work I put into the book, my readers would continue to complain of the same recurring issues.
As a first-time novelist with no professional training in writing, I was in desperate need of a guide that could clearly articulate:
a. What I'm doing wrong, &
b. How to fix it.
Let me tell you, it is the BEST $20 I've ev ...more
I didn't know everyone who contributed to this book, but it was very useful, no matter what genre you write. The book also touches on publishing and things like how to pitch your book to an agent/publisher. That's something new for me! A pret ...more
When I purchased the book I also picked up some PostIt tabs, little plastic markers that I could put in the book to highlight something of importance tha ...more
This book is one of the best sources of advice, knowledge, and inspiration an aspiring writer could hope for. Each section starts with encouraging quotes about writing, and most of the chapters (written by accomplished, published writers) contain guidance and insights into writing habits that will comfort novices persistently doubting their potential and abilities. If you can identify with the mindset of any of the featured writers—and the ...more
This is just a series of short articles put together to provide great insight in general lines as to what are some of the most basic recommendations. This book offers advice in general, and is not specific nor tailored to a specific genre. If potential write ...more
Para quem é um completo nabo isto é quase um "escrever para totós". Aprendi umas quantas coisas mas a maior parte já eu tinha apanhado por ler tanta coisa (leio pouco ...more
1. The Craft
2. The Art
3. The Process
4. The Genres
5. The Marketplace
6. The Interviews
Each part has short topics written by a variety of authors providing their tips. Excellent ideas about fleshing out characters, conflict, creating and building tension, using the senses, point of view, how to find an agent, what to beware of when looking for an agent, and so much more.
Five stars and ma ...more
Am writing my own story at the moment but when it comes to writing the second draft of it, this book is going to be glued to my side!
Would really recommend it for all writers starting out.
I hope that with time I will decide that the worthwhile bits outweigh the rest and the book was worth carrying with me half way around the world.