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Book Title: You Can Write a Novel|
The author of the book: James V. Smith Jr.
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Edition: Writer's Digest Books
Date of issue: September 15th 1998
ISBN 13: 9780898798685
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 785 KB
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"I have a great idea for a novel, but I'm just not sure how to start..."
Sound familiar? The dream of virtually every hopeful fiction writer is to take that idea and turn it into a salable novel. In You Can Write a Novel, veteran author James Smith breaks down this complex process into simple, logical steps. His approach will guide you in a practical sequence designed to keep you focused, organized and moving forward while skillfully addressing the essentials, such as plot, character, setting, dialogue and action. Smith also shows how to generate a salable idea, develop that idea into a framework, and build that framework into a finished manuscript. What's more, he sets You Can Write a Novel apart from other how-to-write books by providing these unique features:
The Writer's Tool Kit: an indispensable invention for even the most seasoned writer. Using index cards, a file folder, a pocket folder, a legal pad and some tape, you will create a management system for building and keeping track of characters, constructing a main story line, adding subplots, revising on the fly and more!
Lifesaving Rules for the Writer: a variety of short technique advisories designed to keep you from wasting time or making fatal errors.
The 40 Cardinal Rules of Writing
10 blunders that identify you as an amateur
8 places to mine or not mine ideas
and many more
An Idea Scoring System: a method used to quantify your story idea's potential for success
Smith's upbeat, accessible style will encourage you from start to finish, so don't waste another moment wondering if you have what it takes you succeed! You Can Write a Novel!
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James V. Smith, Jr., is breaking out of the conventional publishing world with his latest novel, Prison of the Soul , about a teacher inside a supermax classroom for a state's worst and most violent criminal delinquents.
He has published more than a dozen military action-adventure novels, including the six-book series Force Recon. He wrote the Delta Force series under the pen name John Harriman.
In nonfiction, he's written several how-to books from Writers Digest press, including: You Can Write a Novel , The Writer's Little Helper , and The Fiction Writer's Brainstormer .
He’s a former combat soldier, helicopter pilot, newspaper writer and editor, national award-winning columnist, and magazine editor.
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