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Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish: A Guidebook for the Journey Paperback – November 11, 2015
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About the Author
Joseph Bates is the author of Tomorrowland: Stories (Curbside Splendor 2013). His short fiction has appeared in such journals as The Rumpus, New Ohio Review, Identity Theory, South Carolina Review, Fresh Boiled Peanuts, and InDigest Magazine. He is a consulting fiction editor with Miami University Press and teaches in the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Visit him online at www.josephbates.net.
Top Customer Reviews
If you have ever tried to write a novel (or have that on your bucket list for "some day"), this book is a must-read! I think Bates does a wonderful job of walking the reader through everything you need to know in order to put together a story that people will want to read. It may all seem pretty obvious, but having attempted to write three novels myself over the last few years, I found the information in this book eye-opening. If I participate in NaNoWriMo again in the future, I will definitely read through this book again before I begin and the worksheets in the back will be a fantastic resource.
I highly recommend this book if you write fiction and/or want to write a novel someday.
(UPDATE) So if you go to writers digest, type in the title, click the title link, you will finally be taken to the "worksheets" page. The worksheets themselves though are like many you can find for free on the internet. Therefore, you only need to read the book and use the worksheets you have most likely already downloaded and printed elsewhere. So this is an okay purchase for someone just looking for a bit of writing encouragement. Although, some of the advice may inspire you personally, I have had no such luck.