How Not to Write a Novel

There are many ways prospective authors routinely sabotage their own work.

How Not to Write a Novel

How Not to Write a Novel

There are many ways prospective authors routinely sabotage their own work. But why leave it to guesswork? This title shows how you can ensure that your manuscript never rises above the level of unpublishable drivel; that your characters are unpleasant, dimensionless versions of yourself; and that your plot is digressive, tedious and unconvincing.

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How Not to Write a Novel
Language: un
Pages: 262
Authors: Howard Mittelmark, Sandra Newman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Penguin Books

There are many ways prospective authors routinely sabotage their own work. But why leave it to guesswork? This title shows how you can ensure that your manuscript never rises above the level of unpublishable drivel; that your characters are unpleasant, dimensionless versions of yourself; and that your plot is digressive,
How Not to Write a Novel
Language: un
Pages: 272
Authors: Howard Mittelmark, Sandra Newman
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-01 - Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

"What do you think of my fiction book writing?" the aspiring novelist extorted. "Darn," the editor hectored, in turn. "I can not publish your novel! It is full of what we in the business call 'really awful writing.'" "But how shall I absolve this dilemma? I have already read every
How Not to Write a Novel
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: David Armstrong
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-04 - Publisher: Allison & Busby

Every week, agents and publishers in this country receive hundreds of manuscripts from would-be authors. Of these, fewer than one per cent will make it into print. David Armstrong was one of the one per-centers, his first crime novel plucked from the slush pile at a major publisher and published
How Not to Write a Novel
Language: un
Pages: 272
Authors: Howard Mittelmark, Sandra Newman
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-17 - Publisher: Harper Collins

"What do you think of my fiction book writing?" the aspiring novelist extorted. "Darn," the editor hectored, in turn. "I can not publish your novel! It is full of what we in the business call 'really awful writing.'" "But how shall I absolve this dilemma? I have already read every
How Not To Write A Book - Mereo Books
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Chris Newton, Mereo Books
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-01 - Publisher: Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks

Mereo Books editor in chief posed the question when asked to name their ideal job, more people in the UK say they would like to be an author than anything else. Yet with more than 200,000 books now being published here a year and over two million worldwide, the competition

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