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To write is a verb.� That's an action word.� No more procrastination.�
Almost everybody thinks they have a book in them or dreams of seeing their name on a front cover, but not everyone knows how to go about it.� Sharing all she's learned so far, Fiona McIntosh, one of Australia's most successful commercial authors, shows you how to get started and, even more importantly, how to finish.�
In this practical and lively handbook McIntosh guides you through the stages of writing a novel, from establishing good working habits all the way through to submitting your draft to a suitable publisher.�
Chock-full of insider's advice on what makes a bestselling general fiction author, this invaluable resource will equip the newcomer to novel writing with the tools to finish your first draft within a year.� If you have a tough hide and a philosophical attitude - as well as a damn strong work ethic - you can make writing fiction your career.�
'This rare good book on how to set about writing a popular novel is compulsory reading.� Fiona McIntosh is top of the pops.' �Bryce Courtenay, at his final Masterclass
'[McIntosh's] claims are bold but never overoptimistic.'�The�Saturday Age
'McIntosh's examples and the exercises she sets in this interesting insight into gaining a foothold in commercial fiction are an eye-opener. And she is more than qualified to take on�the role of mentor.'�Gold�Coast Bulletin

23 April
Penguin Random House Australia
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

TonyW27 ,

A wealth of writing wisdom

This aspiring writer has just found her new bible! My sincere thanks to Fiona for writing such a valuable book in all the ways of the writing world. I’m excited to pursue your advice and plant the seeds of my success.

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