This concise, comprehensive guide takes a fiction writer through the entire process of creating a novel and selling the finished product. It's offers start-to-finish instructions which include finding ideas, plotting and character development, and tips on revision and marketing. In this work, the sisters and co-authors of 42 published novels share helpful tips for both the beginning and the professional writer.
In this practical writing guide, professional authors give step by step instructions on how to write and sell a novel. The first part begins begins with how to gather ideas and organize material. The second section deals with how to develop a plot and create believable characters. A third part tells how to get your book ready for publication and how to market the finished product. Also included are creative writing exercises designed to help improve writing skills and a handy printable character biography sheet. This concise guideline is intended to identify and simplify the problems writers encounter on their exciting journey of developing a novel.