So You Want to Write a Novel

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Harper Collins, Dec 1, 1994 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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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 HelpRespected 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
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
The Schedule
24
CHAPTER 5
31
CHAPTER 8
85
CHAPTER 9
130
CHAPTER 10
164
Extra Exercises
191
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Lou Willett Stanek, a novelist, critic, and teacher, practices what she preaches. She bases her workshops on the theory described in this book. Dr. Stanek earned a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, an M.A. at Northwestern, and a B.A. from Eastern Illinois University. She also served as a trustee at Millikin University. A Midwesterner, Dr. Stanek now lives in New York and teaches writing at The New School of Social Research.

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