Write a Novel and Get it Published: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

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Hodder & Stoughton, Jan 18, 2013 - Reference - 288 pages
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There is a saying that 'everyone has a book in them'. But not many people are able to get it out. This practical and inspiring guide, written by a successful author whose novels are published by Bloomsbury, will help guide you through every step of the process, including: * First thoughts - Why do you want to write, and how can you do it? * Genres - Understanding the conventions of writing * Generating ideas - Find a concept that makes your book stand out * Structure - Create a compelling story arc * Character - What you need to bring your characters to life * Dialogue - How to write snappy and suitable direct speech * Setting - Understand the role of place and time * Drafting - How to get your work on the page, chapter after chapter * Redrafting - How to assess your writing (or get it assessed) and improve it * Submission - Agents, publishers, and how to approach them * Publication - Working with your publisher to make your book a success

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Stephen May's (West Yorkshire, England) latest book, 'Life, Death, Prizes!', was published by Bloomsbury in March 2012. His first novel, Tag, was longlisted for Welsh Book of the year. His creative writing workshops, at venues across the country, are in huge demand.

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