Complete Write a Novel Course. Teach Yourself / John Murray
Complete Write a Novel Course: Teach Yourself is a complete course in novel-writing, designed to take the reader from the very first ideas and impulses to the point at which their first work is out in the world. It is a map of the territory that you might need to traverse from unpublished to published writer, with some suggestions about how to look after yourself along the way.
The best way to give a sense of what is in the book is by giving a list of chapters.
Why write a novel?
Have I got what it takes?
Architecture and World-Building
The Basics of Character
Knowing your Characters
Pace, Logic and Structure
Setting up a routine
Distractions, Writer’s Block and Other Gremlins
The Why and How of Publishing
Preparing your work for publication
Copyright, Ethics and Law
Surviving as a writer
Promoting your Work
Buy the Book
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Here are some selected reviews from readers and users online (mainly from Amazon and Goodreads).
This is a really helpful, insightful book that is a must have for writers. Covering everything from the initial idea to getting published, along with handy workshop tips, it’s definitely worth a buy.
This is a must have for writers. I have been learning with this book and inspire me to keep writing. Amazing book and it’s definitely worth a buy.
I absolutely loved it… Buckingham introduces every topic imaginable to a new novelist, and then provides details on how to overcome or analyse it. He does not only stop there, but goes a step further, with an amazing list of extra resources. All in all, this book is a must have for any aspiring novelist. I’d even go so far as to say, any avid reader, to fully appreciate the art that is writing a novel.
A great book, very readable and full of useful and practical advice, lots of exercises. It covers a range of different types of fiction, not just literary.
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