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Teach Yourself Writing a Novel (Teach Yourself Creative Writing) Paperback – 1 Jan 2003

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Jan. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340867620
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340867624
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A well-structured guide...packed with valuable tips, hints and writing exercises... An excellent tutorial" -- The New Writer - May/June 2003

"There are so many aspects of the text that I applaud, that it's difficult to pick out any single passage..." -- Elizabeth North

"This should be a very useful book for those aspiring writers to whom it is addressed." -- PD James

"[an] excellent book for beginners" -- Writing Magazine - Jun/Jul 2003 issue

"a must-read" -- the good book guide


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I thought that this book was a really great guide to novel-writing. I purchased it about two years ago, along with Teach yourself: Creative Writing and Teach yourself: internet for writers. I found this book to be the best of all three of them specifically for novel-writing, although Creative Writing was a good all-rounder of the writing field.

The book is fairly short, compared to some others I have read, but rich in quality and the clear skill of the author. It is written with ingenious quotes (worth remembering) and brilliant excercies to get your thirst for novel-writing into full throttle!

All-around it was a brilliant read, practical and worthy of praise, a must-have for any aspiring author.
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I started writing my first book 18 months ago with absolutely no idea how to write. I lost my mum very unexpectedly and found writing out this idea that had started in a dream very cathartic and inspiring. Before I knew it I had written 10,000 words.
For over a year I soldiered on alone, relying on my wits and instinct to make the right choices for my story. But recently I felt the need for some expert advice, yet I like the freedom my lack of formal training gives me. As soon as I came across this little book I knew it was the one for me.
It has helped renew my enthusiasm for writing my book by confirming a lot of the methods I had figured out on my own. It gave me the confidence to believe maybe I'm actually doing all right.
And the areas where I needed help were all addressed in a clear, inspiring way. I really like the challenges and tasks set out at the end of each chapter. I didn't write them all out but they certainly helped focus my writing.
The only problem I have now is that I see where I can make my story better. However, I'm taking advice from my new companion and pushing forward with the story rather than look backward until the first draft is finished.
40,000 words and counting....
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If you want to write a book, or you have already written a book and don't know where to go from here, this is a must buy, it's jam packed with all the dos and don'ts of book writing, and all the steps from start to finish.
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Not the most imaginative of books on fiction writing but straightforward and easy to read. Covers agood range of topics and the exercises are quite useful.
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