Teach Yourself Writing a Novel by Nigel Watts
It is said that everyone has at least one novel in them, but how do you turn your creative ideas into a coherent and sellable novel? Should you plan in detail or just begin writing? How should you present your work to a publisher to make sure that it isn't immediately rejected?Drawing on his own experiences and on those of a host of successful writers, Nigel Watts takes you through the process of writing a novel, from the germ of an idea, through developing plot, character and theme, to editing and presenting the novel for publication. He gives sound practical advice on how to get started and how to keep going if you experience writer's block. Each chapter features a comprehensive range of examples to illustrate key points and ends with suggested exercises to develop your own writing skills.TEACH YOURSELF WRITING A NOVEL will appeal to both new and experienced authors, whether you work through it as you write or dip into it as you go along.