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Before You Write Your Novel: Essential Skills for the First-Time Novelist

by James McCreet
£15.99   paperback  Taylor & Francis Ltd (Routledge) (2016)

Before You Write Your Novel: Essential Skills for the First-Time Novelist by James McCreet Before You Write Your Novel sets out the essential techniques and approaches that lay the perfect foundation for writing your first novel. This concise and readable guide addresses the major stumbling blocks of fiction writing: the importance of planning and structure. This book covers the essential components of novel writing including narrative, story, plot, pace, chronology, character arc and engagement techniques, as well as research, story building, plotting and editing.
 
Using an open and honest approach, feeding from his own experience as a published novelist and creative writing teacher, James McCreet offers a guide to the structural mechanisms of the novel, helping you plan a first draft through to a finished novel.

ISBN 13: 9781138186736 | ISBN 10: 1138186732