How to Write Your First Novel

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41 pages
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This guide is Chock-full of quotes from other writers and will both inspire and make you familiar with the road ahead of you as you write.
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Gay Walley has been a writer/editor of books for the past 15 years, and before that, a copywriter with major advertising firms.  

Her published novels include STRINGS ATTACHED with U Press of Mississippi (1999),-

Finalist for the Pirates Alley/Faulkner Award and Wr...

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A quick guide on how to harness your urge to write a novel, navigate the shoals in your first, second and third drafts – with tips on everything from whether to use a coach, your voice in the novel, what makes a great character to how to find the time in your life to write. This guide is Chock-full of quotes from other writers and will both inspire and make you familiar with the road ahead of you as you write.

At the end are some notes on finding an agent and whether or not to self-publish. Happy writing!

  1. The time is now
  2. Do I need a coach?
  3. What should I write about?
  4. Location, location, location
  5. What makes up a great character?
  6. Your story will now unfold
  7. It’s all in the voice
  8. Oh, when do I find the time?
  9. Now you can dive in
  10. Cleaning the chaff
  11. The words, the words, the words
  12. Your first readers
  13. Scat thoughts: Epilogues, Prologues, Epistolary novels, Titles and other choices
  14. Selling your novel
  15. To self-publish or not?
This book is very useful for me, as I am currently starting my first novel. Thank you.
October 26, 2014 at 6:33 AM
This book is very informative, and it helped give me concrete ideas on how I would need to start.
July 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM
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