Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't be taught, but Frey does provide scores of helpful suggestions and sensible rules and principles.
An international bestseller, How to Write a Damn Good Novel will enable all writers to face that intimidating first page, keep them on track when they falter, and help them recognize, analyze, and correct the problems in their own work.
The same publisher also offers How to Write a Damn Good Mystery, by Edgar-nominee James N. Frey, who confidently guides the novice through the crime-writing basics.
Tells you how to write a book, and the sample gave me a good starting point on my novel.