This Year You Write Your Novel
Publish date: April 3rd 2007
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 111
Edition language: English
A very short how-to book, it covers most of the same things I've read in many other books on writing. It's repeated so often because it *is* good information, but this particular book doesn't bring anything new to the table.
Short and to the point with some good examples.
At 12 I started writing my first novel. After a hundred pages in I realized I was writing a slight variation on The Hobbit. I went on to study "professional writing" in college and worked on newspapers before concluding I wasn't interested in writing about little league games or that I didn't have e...
This was a fairly surface-level treatment of the writing process and elements of fiction, as it had to be by necessity considering the 25,000-word length. Yet there were some good nuggets of advice, the main being "Write every day and don't stop." Every writing how-to book will tell you that, but I ...
If you want to write a novel, you need to write every day. That will do it. You will write a novel. It may not be a good novel, but you will write a novel.
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