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It is said that everyone has a novel in them. Sadly, most people don’t ever get to write that novel. Sometimes it is down to a lack of motivation. Other times it may be due to a lack of confidence, uncertainty about what to write, or doubts about how to get started. All of these things can be dispelled when you have a clearer idea about what writing a novel involves.

This book takes all the important considerations in writing a novel and presents them in a way which will stimulate the reader into taking the plunge. Use it as a guide to help you work out your characters, plot and audience. Make informed decisions about style and point of view. Learn some of the tricks of the trade which other writers use, and find out how to market your completed work.  


 
CONTENTS
 

Credits 

Preface 

Chapter 1 WHAT IS A NOVEL?

The Origins of Storytelling

Presentation of Novels Today

What Constitutes a Novel?

Genre of Novels

Audience and the Novel

Chapter 2 STRUCTURE AND STYLE

Narrative or Story Structure

Other Devices Used in Story Writing

Style in Writing

Basic Rules of Style

Chapter 3 DEVELOPING A POINT OF VIEW

Introduction

Chapter 4 DEVELOPING THE MAIN PLOT

The Plot

What is a Plot-Driven Novel?

Developing the Plot

Theme

Chapter 5 WRITING A SYNOPSIS

A Matter of Words

Writing a Synopsis

Chapter 6 DEVELOPING SUBPLOTS

Deciding on Subplots

Chapter 7 CHARACTERS: HOW TO DEVELOP CHARACTERS

The Importance of Characters

Chapter 8 DIALOGUE AND CHARACTERS

Dialect

Chapter 9 MAINTAINING THE READER’S INTEREST – DEVELOPING PACE

Use of Pace

Creating the Pace

Chapter 10 REVISING YOUR NOVEL – THE IMPORTANCE OF EDITING AND REVISION

How to Revise and Edit

Chapter 11 DEALING WITH WRITER’S BLOCK/MAINTAINING YOUR CREATIVITY

Writer’s Block

Not Writing a Novel - Tips to Get Started AND Finish that Novel

Chapter 12 MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND LAYOUT

Preparation

Chapter 13 MARKETING YOUR NOVEL

Marketing Options

Marketing Your Book

Marketing Elements

Projecting for the Future

APPENDIX

Distance learning and online courses

E-books by John Mason and ACS Staff

Printed books by John Mason 

Useful contacts

ACS global partners

Social media



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