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Get Started in Writing a Novel How to Write Your First Novel and Create Fantastic Characters, Dialogues and Plot by Nigel Watts, Stephen May, Jodie Daber
  

Get Started in Writing a Novel How to Write Your First Novel and Create Fantastic Characters, Dialogues and Plot

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Get Started in Writing a Novel How to Write Your First Novel and Create Fantastic Characters, Dialogues and Plot by Nigel Watts, Stephen May, Jodie Daber

LEARN HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE.This new edition of an acclaimed guide to writing a novel helps you if you are just at the very beginning of your writing journey, showing you how to gain confidence and find inspiration. A classic book that has supported thousands of authors over the years, it contains a wealth of information on how to structure, craft and develop your writing, how to edit and redraft, and how to take the first steps towards publication. Each chapter contains a long and several shorter writing exercises, while key quotes, ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is the 'Workshop'. The Workshop is a key exercise, in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writingThis new edition also includes an expanded section on self- and digital-publishing, to reflect recent advances in technology and practice.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

About the Author

Nigel Watts (Author) Nigel Watts was born in Winchester in 1957. He spent two years in Japan where he wrote a large part of THE LIFE GAME, his first novel. This was awarded the Betty Trask Award in 1989 and was followed by BILLY BAYSWATER in 1990, which was shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday-John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Nigel Watts has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. He is married and divides his time between Dorset and RichmondStephen May (Author) Stephen May is a teacher of Creative Writing, former Director of the Arvon Centre at Lumb Bank, one-time scriptwriter for Emmerdale and respected author. His second novel, 'Life! Death! Prizes!' was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Novel Award.Jodie Daber (Author) Jodie Daber has a Masters in Creative Writing, is the author of several published short stories and has just completed her first novel.

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Publication date

18th June 2015

Author

Nigel Watts, Stephen May, Jodie Daber

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Publisher

Teach Yourself Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Creative writing & creative writing guides

ISBN

9781473611696

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