9780380776887

So You Want to Write a Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9780380776887

  • ISBN10:

    038077688X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

You know there is a novel locked inside of you -- chock-fullof conflict, humor, irony, enthralling events and fascinatingcharacters. What you don't know is how to set it free. Practical Advice, Hands-On Help Respected author and professional writing instructorLou Willett Stanek's New York workshops have enabledscores of aspiring novelists to realize their dreams ofcompleting credible and compelling manuscripts. Here, ina positive, "user-friendly" format, she offers not onlyencouragement and motivation, but Clear, Step-By-Step Instructions To Accomplish Your Goal -- from original conception through final draft. Learn How To: Set up and stick to a writing schedule Create unforgettable characters Follow strong plotting and solid structure guidelines Choose a viewpoint and develop conflict Handle flashbacks and transitions Not Just Philosophy Or A Simple Motivational Tool, This Is The Book That Tells You How To Succeed

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Thinking Like a Writer
1(5)
The Notebook
6(18)
The Schedule
24(3)
Where to Work, What to Wear, and Other Tips for Keeping the Momentum
27(4)
Finding a Soul Mate
31(6)
Getting Over the Hurdles
37(6)
Your Character
43(42)
Finding Your Character's Story
85(45)
Structuring Your Story
130(34)
Plot
164(5)
Biting the Bullet: Writing Your Novel
169(22)
Extra Exercises 191

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