You Can Write A Novel Kit

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Writer's Digest Books, Mar 27, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
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Eliminate that "where to begin?" trepidation that can ruin the novel-writing process. The You Can Write a Novel Kit gives you all the tools you need to turn your idea into a salable novel.

&break;&break;Veteran novelist James V. Smith breaks down the novel-writing process into easy, manageable steps and provides you with five distinct guided notepads to help you put your story together. They include:&break;&break;Scene Development: Outline your crucial scenes to keep your story on track&break;Master/Major Character: Know what makes your main characters tick and how they move your story forward&break;Minor Character: Make sure each supporting player has a real part to play&break;Chapter Log: Maintain continuity from scene to scene and chapter to chapter&break;Revision Tracker: Keep notes on what you want to revise and how you plan to go about it&break;&break;Plus, with the You Can Write a Novel instructional book, you can refine your fiction techniques using Smith's timeless writing advice and strategies, such as an idea-scoring system, forty cardinal writing rules, and much more!


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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

On GoodReads two stars means "OK" and that's what my rating means: this is OK. OK as in "meh." There's nothing here you can't find in a gazillion books on writing craft. James Smith does have a few ... Read full review

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This is a great little book. It got me motivated to start writing again! Full of useful information. Read full review


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James V. Smith, Jr., has published more than a dozen novels, including the six-book series Force Recon. His latest novels, the Delta Force series written under the pen name John Harriman, use the full range of the new pacing tools introduced in this little helper. He's a former combat soldier, helicopter pilot, newspaper writer and editor, national award-winning columnist, and magazine editor.

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