For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to first draft in only twenty-six weeks! This guide covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers.
This practical guide takes you through the ins and outs of writing and publishing your first book, including how to:
Create authentic characters, engaging plotlines, and believable settings
Edit for tone, structure, and pacing
Find the right agent
Market and sell your work to publishers
Build a career as a novelist
Complete with writing exercises, inspiring examples, and expert advice from bestselling novelists, this book is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.