Writing Your First Novel (Paperback)
Starblaze Publications, 9780473384357, 140pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2017
- Succinctly covers all the basic questions to which a new writer needs answers
- Topics covered include: characters, dialogue, descriptive passages, love and sex, grammar and punctuation, and promotion and marketing
- Liberally illustrated with examples drawn from a wide range of writers
- Second edition fully updated
This is a book for aspiring writers of fiction. As a practical guide it succinctly covers all the basic questions to which a new writer needs answers. John Reynolds' first novel Uncommon Enemy prompted him to publish this book - based on his own experiences as a first novel writer. His new young adult novel Robyn Hood Outlaw Princess was published in 2016 and in this edition he draws upon the additional experience that he gained.
The content covers a range of key points including: characters, dialogue, descriptive passages, love and sex, grammar and punctuation, and promotion and marketing.
Examples to illustrate his key points are drawn from his novels and from a wide variety of other writers. This practical book is one that writers will want to return to again and again as they develop their own writing ability.
Prompted by the author's personal experience, it's written with candour and an acute eye for the questions and challenges facing first-time writers.