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Write a Novel and Get it Published: How to generate great ideas, write compelling fiction and secure publication

Stephen May, Nigel Watts

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Creative writing & creative writing guides, Writing & editing guides, Prose: non-fiction, Publishing industry & book trade

Advice on how to write a novel and get it published - from someone who has done it.

There is a saying that 'everyone has a book in them'. But not many people are able to get it out. This practical and inspiring guide, written by a successful author whose novels are published by Bloomsbury, will help guide you through every step of the process, including:
* First thoughts - Why do you want to write, and how can you do it
* Genres - Understanding the conventions of writing
* Generating ideas - Find a concept that makes your book stand out
* Structure - Create a compelling story arc
* Character - What you need to bring your characters to life
* Dialogue - How to write snappy and suitable direct speech
* Setting - Understand the role of place and time
* Drafting - How to get your work on the page, chapter after chapter
* Redrafting - How to assess your writing (or get it assessed) and improve it
* Submission - Agents, publishers, and how to approach them
* Publication - Working with your publisher to make your book a success

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