- ISBN: 9781473611719
- ISBN: 1473611717
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
- Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2015.
|General Note:|| Description based upon print version of record.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Cover; Book title; Contents; Introduction; 1 Beginnings; 2 Plot; 3 The eight-point arc; 4 Subplot and symbolism; 5 Character; 6 Dialogue; 7 Viewpoint; 8 Setting the scene; 9 Style; 10 Theme; 11 The difficult business of second drafts; 12 Writer's block; 13 Support; 14 Marketing your manuscript; Resources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
|Summary, etc.:|| This new edition of an acclaimed guide to writing a novel helps you if you are just at the very beginning of your writing journey, showing you how to gain confidence and find inspiration. A classic book that has supported thousands of authors over the years, it contains a wealth of information on how to structure, craft and develop your writing, how to edit and redraft, and how to take the first steps towards publication. Each chapter contains a long and several shorter writing exercises, while key quotes, ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts.
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