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Write that dream novel today! Write a Novel and Get It Published covers everything from story arcs and themes to characterisation and language, and offers plenty of practical advice for when you face that dreaded writer's block. It also gives you practical writing exercises to refine your skills. Additionally, it guides you toward available creative writing courses and pleWrite that dream novel today! Write a Novel and Get It Published covers everything from story arcs and themes to characterisation and language, and offers plenty of practical advice for when you face that dreaded writer's block. It also gives you practical writing exercises to refine your skills. Additionally, it guides you toward available creative writing courses and plenty of further reading resources. After the reading the book, you will have a solid framework that will give you the knowledge and confidence not only to write a novel, but to be published. One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of how to write a novel. Author was an experienced creative writing instructor, in addition to being a successful novelist. Contains fully updated listings of writing courses and additional resources. Topics include: Introduction; Beginnings; Plot; The eight-point arc; Sub-plot and symbolism; Character; Dialogue; Viewpoint; Setting the scene; Style; Theme; Editing and shaping; The personality of the writer; Support; Marketing; Taking it further--reading, websites and courses...

Title : Write a Novel and Get It Published
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ISBN : 9780071740067
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Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Write a Novel and Get It Published Reviews

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    2019-04-16 18:50

    This is a surprisingly good gem of a book for any writer. It's written in a very easy to understand format, tackling all aspects of writing a novel chapter by chapter.From character development, plotting, believable dialogue to brilliant book endings, this book covers all the basics of what you need to know. I gathered up some really simple, helpful tips from this to apply to my own writing journey.I believe writing it something you can continuously improve on, a learning journey and therefore reading books like this give writers new ideas, insights and direction. Whether you are a seasoned writer or in early stages of your career, this book will give you something to use.As it's not overly long, nor complex in its delivery I highly recommend this for the novice writer. Much can be gained from applying the techniques taught.This is a book I'll no doubt refer to over time as I remember it's on my bookshelf. Well worth a look for all those with the desire to write good novels. 4 stars from me!To follow my reviews, be alerted to great book events and book competitions I'd love to connect with you on social media!

  • Dwayne Fry
    2019-04-03 22:53

    When I was younger I wrote a number of stories and novels. I put the craft aside for several years, and have just recently returned to it. Back then I read maybe a dozen books on the craft of writing. I read this one just to grease the rusty gears in my mind.I do find this to be a great book on writing with some excellent advice for new and rusty writers, but I have read better. The advice comes at a quick pace, almost too quick. I read some passages two or three times to make sure I caught it all. I read the whole thing slowly as reading at a normal pace made the advice seem to be coming like cannonballs. It is amazing how much advice, most of it fantastic, the author managed to compact into such a small book.Often times I was left feeling like I wanted a more thorough explanation of the authors ideas, or perhaps better examples from actual books. He often would encourage doing something, then discourage going too far with it. "Do this... but know when you've done it enough..." without illustrating it with samples of writing. Also, the author mentions being a movie buff and so sometimes when he does refer to stories that illustrate his point, he's referring to a movie and not a novel. In a book about novel writing, it would have been better to stick purely to discussing novels. Granted, movies and novels both have similar functions - to tell a compelling story to an audience - but they are very different creatures indeed. Boats and cars are made to get you from one place to another, but you cannot use a blueprint for a boat to explain how to build a car.

  • Catherine Shattuck
    2019-03-24 19:48

    If you're having trouble creating a working structure around your (first) novel, this is a GREAT instructional manual. It really helped me think through plot problems and formulate a plan from what was really just a heap of stuff. I have a feeling it's going to be nearly falling apart by the time I finish writing my first book. Several great exercises go along with each chapter to help illustrate the points he makes, and get you un-stuck.If you're looking for help with more creative things (style, dialogue, etc.) it's not bad, but there are other things I'd recommend for that.

  • Petr Herold
    2019-04-16 22:58

    Rozhodně skvělá kniha pro každého pisálka, jehož snem je napsat a vydat knihu. Ale není třeba se snažit knihu vydat, či dokonce celou knihu napsat. Obsahuje skvělé informace a rady, co se samotné tvorby příběhu týče a takové rady pomůžou i při psaní povídek, delších i kratších. Také skvěle funguje jako motivátor ke psaní. Stačil vždy přečíst kousek a už jsem měl chuť se vrhnout na psaní.

  • Helena
    2019-04-12 15:54

    Brilliant book. As I was progressing through the pages, one by one my numerous questions were being answered and my writing confidence was getting a boost.

  • Grace
    2019-04-04 18:45

    For somebody just getting started getting serious with writing, I found this book to be very insightful. I feel that whether you're a beginner or already into you're path as a writer but are just looking for a little extra guidance, this book is informative and written in a way that makes the information and tips being put across very clear and easy to understand. It covers everything that a new writer would want to be informed of including beginnings, plot, character, dialogue, setting scenes and many many other important aspects of novel writing. The book also introduces an aspiring novelist to the lingo of a writer and I love the way Nigel Watts uses quotes from other well known authors to back up his points. I find the 'workshops' and 'snapshots' throughout the novel a huge help to get the writing mind kick started and focused and I also found that whilst reading this book, it encouraged my mind to think of an array of ideas for a plot that I can later develop. Maybe this book won't enable you to immediately write a booker prize winner novel but would any book really allow this? You obviously need skill, motivation and perseverance of your own BUT I do feel this book definitely puts you on the right path for enabling yourself to break into writing what could turn out to be a successful novel with it's idea developing exercises, tips to improve writing style and skills, advice and workshops. I would definitely recommend this book to aspiring writers as I feel this book really encouraged and inspired me to do what I love when I may have been unsure. Brilliant book.

  • Liz
    2019-04-04 20:58

    A good book for beginner writers, as well as those who need a bit of a refresher or to fill in some blanks. It's not terribly long or overwhelming and is pretty straightforward, hitting on a lot of things that I remember learning as a kid in school. It contains examples of what the author is trying to convey, as well as references to other books (many of them classics) that make me want to read those, too (or re-read, in some cases). Provided are examples of exercises for beginners and the book is written in a way that you can pick-and-choose which chapters you actually need to read, making it useful for already established writers. The "Support" chapter is an interesting addition, with optimism and helpful hints to those who get stuck.The reason for a 4 out of 5: while I found it a good book with useful information, there is still some room for improvement. I did find that sometimes it could have used another example for certain concepts - there could have been a bit more time spent in certain places. In a few other cases, some of the examples included did not necessarily connect in my head as easily as others. But these are minor things, really, and I found the book useful otherwise, especially in terms of needing to analyze my work and edit.

  • Ally Atherton
    2019-04-10 20:55

    I have read a few fantastic and very helpful books over the years on the subject of writing but this is the first one that I feel the need to stick to my desk and have it in full sight whenever I am writing! It is a must read for anybody wanting to progress as a fiction writer and contains more than just the nuts and bolts of what you need to know.All the chapters are easy to read and extremely helpful and encouraging. I particularly liked the chapters on Plotting and the Eight-Point Arc but every chapter is full to bursting with useful and essential knowledge about writing.I won't say much more about this book which receives a 10/10 from me because I need to go and fix it permanently to my writing desk, immediately, before I forget.Excellent.

  • Scott Jordan
    2019-04-12 22:07

    For a person who is experienced this book is going to be a simple tool to use. For the person who is just starting on the journey of writing a novel. I would call this a treasure. The writing is simple with good examples. The concepts are easy to understand and easy to apply to the project you are working on. I got this on Amazon for under 1$ and felt it was a very worth while purchase.

  • Naomi
    2019-04-01 22:12

    This was the first book on writing that I read and I found this compact little book very instructive. It not only gave me decent, solid information that could help me plot and structure my novel, but it gave me both the motivation and belief that I could write said novel.I still keep this for moments of despair when I need a pick-me-up and kick up the ass to get me enthused and writing again.By far a comprehensive and inspiring starting point for any budding writer's reference shelf.

  • Kathryn
    2019-04-05 17:12

    I actually read a more recent edition, but it wasn't on the list to choose. This is by far the best how-to book for an aspiring novelist. Watts is clear in his explanations, thorough in his coverage of material, and gives lots of suggestions and exercises to spark creativity. I found it in the library, but believe it should be the textbook, or at least required reading, for any creative writing course. I have read it twice, and each time it triggered new ideas and applications.

  • Megan
    2019-03-26 15:42

    This book is a practical and down to earth guide about, well, the title. It provides excellent advice without using quick writing gimmicks that so many novel writing books seem to use. It shows the pros and cons of various publishing methods, and it gives great advice on story structure and organization. This was a really wonderful book.

  • Lynn Matheson
    2019-04-21 15:53

    I read this book after I wrote my first novel. I should have read it before hand. It is easy to read and the structure makes it good to dip into. The information is all useful and there are writing exercises to do if you fancy them. Highly recommended.

  • M.J. Mandoki
    2019-04-11 21:09

    There are some good tips in the book. However, I found that most of it was obvious knowledge. I may be biased, though. I had already had a background and extensive knowledge of essay writing when I bought it. It could be helpful for total beginners.

  • Charles
    2019-04-17 23:57

    This is a good primer and the best place to start when setting out to write a novel. Most of this information I have seen elsewhere, but I wish that I had found this book first to save me some time. It is good for beginners but probably holds very little for intermediate to advanced writers.

  • Mitta
    2019-04-21 17:02

    A great read for beginner writers. it is easy to follow and teaches the basic concepts and guidelines to writing a novel. One to keep handy for references.

  • Yve-Anne
    2019-04-20 16:08

    I read this in hours. It was easy to understand. It is really a book with exercises so that you can try out writing techniques etc. Useful little book.

  • Kristen
    2019-03-29 21:53

    This is a good book about teaching you how to write a novel. It's a good reference book. I ought to get the 2006 revised edition when I can.

  • Tom Britz
    2019-04-15 23:09

    I was pleasantly surprised at the wisdom in this slim book. Some very good advice on all aspects of the writing process.

  • Creig Sigurdson
    2019-03-25 20:00

    Nigel lays out all the aspect of a novel's structure. I will be re reading the one and adding it to my reference library.

  • Aaron
    2019-04-08 21:52

    Extremely useful! Step by step layout and really good to use as a refrence book whilst writing your own novel

  • Killer of Dreams
    2019-04-05 16:05

    A very concise book on writing a novel. Very easy to read. I would recommend to any new writer with little knowledge on the subject.My only criticisms come from the chapters eleven through thirteen, which feel out of order and provide help that could have been placed in other chapters.

  • Carrie
    2019-04-07 20:43

    A very helpful, from-the-foundations sort of writing guide. This is a great start for those thinking of taking hobby writing to the next level. It covers anything from tools and styles of writing, to grammar and plot and character basics, to publishing options, although it is only an overview on all of these topics. There are plenty of useful examples, both that the author put together on the fly and that he pulls from published fiction (so you can go and analyze the other books for yourself). This is a great start, although you might want to grab other books from libraries or stores after this to further your education in any of the topics you'd like more depth in.

  • Brandon
    2019-04-03 22:51

    Grade: 86% / 'B'

  • JustinK. Rivers
    2019-04-08 20:03

    Simple and well-organized, a somewhat useful tome for a beginner, but not for an advanced writer.

  • Enid Wilson
    2019-04-21 15:53

    I liked the advice about editing. It made me think on how I can improve my works.

  • A.
    2019-04-11 20:42

    It was an interesting read and I definitely learned a thing or two about writing.

  • Susan Hulstine
    2019-04-04 16:45

    One of the most helpful books ever on writing! Especially good plot info. Highly recommended!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-04 00:09

    Very helpful!

  • Lauren
    2019-03-25 18:03

    Very helpful and easy to understand.