- File Size: 750 KB
- Print Length: 315 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 199980547X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Small Steps Guides (June 23, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 23, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073713GFF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,538,332 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Oh wow, did I find this book useful, enjoyable, informative and interesting. It is packed full of information that anyone wanting to write a book can use. I've been wanting to write a book for some time but I've had no idea how or where to start. It's overwhelming to think about, without a plan and guidelines. After reading this book, I feel closer to making my own book happen.
This book has so many helpful tips and instructions, just to list a few by chapter titles:
1) Intro to how to write a novel.
3) How To establish a writing habit.
14) Intro to the Small Steps Novel writing plan.
22) How To get published.
23) Your writing resources kit.
Personally, I think anyone interested in writing their own book would benefit greatly from reading this book.
I have written a book before, however it was technical for engineers. Reading this book made we wonder if the writer was an engineer, possibly in another life. She approaches her topic much the way I approached mine. VERY, detailed with lots of homework. Using this book and her approach will certainly help the reader to decide. What I liked about her approach was that it was not dogmatic. Try this way, try that way, try another way, merge them or create you way, but the bottom line is, if you want to be a writer, write. I have an idea for a non-technical book that I will approach using her method. Looking forward to it.
How to Write a Novel and Get It Published is a stellar crash-course for aspiring novelists unsure how to begin the momentous task of planning and writing a novel. The book predominantly explores ways to plot and structure a novel, as well as how to break the story down into manageable chunks. Tondeur writes in an accessible and down-to-earth style and uses many familiar points of reference, from Cloud Atlas and Douglas Adams to Will Ferrell's movie Elf. There's little in the way of grammatical or tonal advice; don't misunderstand what this book is for...
The real meat of the book comes from its copious writing exercises and prompts. If you fully commit to completing all of the exercises offered within this relatively short release - I read it in two sittings - you will have a generous body of work from which to begin piecing together your future masterpiece. We're talking hours and hours of work here. I admit, hands up, I didn't do any of them. But if I had, they would have been really useful. If you undertake every task supplied in this book you'll more than get your money's worth.
The author goes into great detail about the intricacies of beginnings, middles and ends, and relates how to break these down as well. As a regular writer I found much of the material familiar, but I always appreciate a refresher, and there was plenty within this book for me to think about, and a few new ideas besides.
If I had to think of something I didn't enjoy about the book, I'd say there was a fair bit of filler. The first chapter of the book is "What is this book about", and then details what each of the individual chapters is about. Blah. Each chapter opens with "What is this chapter about? In this chapter I am going to tell you..." and so on. I didn't really see the point of this repetition, but it didn't stop me from persevering with the material.
I lost count of the number of links the author provided to her own blog, as well as other worksheets and downloadable resources made available for free. Depending on your outlook this could be an annoyance or value for money. I probably won't be revisiting these materials but, again, a new writer might lap these up, so fill your boots. I found the URLs intrusive to the reading experience, but hey, this isn't strictly the sort of thing you would "polish off" in one sitting. You work through it.
Depending on your experience and familiarity with novel-writing, this book could be an irrelevant or an invaluable purchase, but I maintain that a new writer couldn't find a better place to start. Download the worksheets, do the exercises, and watch your confidence (and your body of work!) grow.