You want to write a novel, but you don't know where to start. You have a great idea and--well, that's all. This book explains the writing process of starting a novel in six winning steps.
Starting the Journey
Why Editors Focus on Page 1
STEP ONE: Clarify Your Idea
STEP TWO: Review Your Skills
STEP THREE: Plan the Opening Chapter
STEP FOUR: Plan the Opening Line
STEP FIVE: Now, Write!
STEP SIX: Revise
Writing teacher and author, Darcy Pattison, is the author of NOVEL METAMORPHOSIS: Uncommon Ways to Revise and How to Write a Children's Picture Book. She brings extensive experience in teaching writing to this exciting new book and helps you get started with the creative writing process.
NaNoWriMo? You need this book in October to help you plan what to write in November!
29 Plot Templates
2 Essential Writing Skills
100 Examples of Opening Lines
7 Weak Openings to Avoid
4 Strong Openings to Use
3 Assignments to Get Unstuck
7 Problems to Resolve
The Math adds up to one thing: a publishable manuscript.
Other books by Darcy Pattison
Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise
The Book Trailer Manual
How to Write a Children's Picture Book