Get that Novel Started!: (and Keep it Going 'til You Finish)
A long-time waitress sold her first novel for six figures. A retiree sold his first mystery in his sixties. An unemployed cab driver wrote five drafts before selling his novel. This book is your first step toward writing your novel. Donna Levin clears up many misconceptions about writing and offers proven techniques for developing an idea from start to finish. An inspiring book for all the would-be novelists out there.
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Introduction One Girls Story
Three Write What You Want and the Novel Will Follow
Five The Idea Bank
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