You Can Write A Novel

You Can Write A Novel

Book - 1998
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Shows how to generate salable ideas, and covers such essentials as tone, plot, characterization, dialogue, point of view, pacing, research, and revision

Perseus Publishing

"I have a great idea for a novel, but I'm just not sure how to start..."

Sound familiar? The dream of virtually every hopeful fiction writer is to take that idea and turn it into a salable novel. In You Can Write a Novel, veteran author James Smith breaks down this complex process into simple, logical steps. His approach will guide you in a practical sequence designed to keep you focused, organized and moving forward while skillfully addressing the essentials, such as plot, character, setting, dialogue and action. Smith also shows how to generate a salable idea, develop that idea into a framework, and build that framework into a finished manuscript. What's more, he sets You Can Write a Novel apart from other how-to-write books by providing these unique features:

The Writer's Tool Kit: an indispensable invention for even the most seasoned writer. Using index cards, a file folder, a pocket folder, a legal pad and some tape, you will create a management system for building and keeping track of characters, constructing a main story line, adding subplots, revising on the fly and more!

Lifesaving Rules for the Writer: a variety of short technique advisories designed to keep you from wasting time or making fatal errors.

These include:

  • The 40 Cardinal Rules of Writing
  • 10 blunders that identify you as an amateur
  • 8 places to mine or not mine ideas
  • and many more

An Idea Scoring System: a method used to quantify your story idea's potential for success

Smith's upbeat, accessible style will encourage you from start to finish, so don't waste another moment wondering if you have what it takes you succeed! You Can Write a Novel!



F+W Publishing

"I have a great idea for a novel, but I'm just not sure how to start..."

Sound familiar? The dream of virtually every hopeful fiction writer is to take that idea and turn it into a salable novel. In You Can Write a Novel, veteran author James Smith breaks down this complex process into simple, logical steps. His approach will guide you in a practical sequence designed to keep you focused, organized and moving forward while skillfully addressing the essentials, such as plot, character, setting, dialogue and action. Smith also shows how to generate a salable idea, develop that idea into a framework, and build that framework into a finished manuscript. What's more, he sets You Can Write a Novel apart from other how-to-write books by providing these unique features:

The Writer's Tool Kit: an indispensable invention for even the most seasoned writer. Using index cards, a file folder, a pocket folder, a legal pad and some tape, you will create a management system for building and keeping track of characters, constructing a main story line, adding subplots, revising on the fly and more!

Lifesaving Rules for the Writer: a variety of short technique advisories designed to keep you from wasting time or making fatal errors.

These include:

  • The 40 Cardinal Rules of Writing
  • 10 blunders that identify you as an amateur
  • 8 places to mine or not mine ideas
  • and many more

An Idea Scoring System: a method used to quantify your story idea's potential for success

Smith's upbeat, accessible style will encourage you from start to finish, so don't waste another moment wondering if you have what it takes you succeed! You Can Write a Novel!



Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 138 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780898798685
089879868X
Branch Call Number: 808.3 Smi

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at BPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top