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Our lives are all about stories. From a young age we are told stories, we learn to read through story books, and then later we become submerged in the narrative of our own lives. No matter the culture, mankind is fascinated by stories and most people could reel off a list of their favourite novels. The thing is that most of us could also write a great novel if only we had a better understanding of how to do so.

Read this book to learn about what it takes to write a great novel. See what is involved in devising a plot which will draw readers in and keep them interested. Discover how to make your characters memorable and believable.  Find out how to avoid pitfalls and common mistakes. Consider this book as your companion – your aid to writing your first novel.    


 
CONTENTS
 

Credits 

Preface 

Chapter 1 WHAT IS A NOVEL?

The Origins of Storytelling

Presentation of Novels Today

What Constitutes a Novel?

Genre of Novels

Audience and the Novel

Chapter 2 STRUCTURE AND STYLE

Narrative or Story Structure

Other Devices Used in Story Writing

Style in Writing

Basic Rules of Style

Chapter 3 DEVELOPING A POINT OF VIEW

Introduction

Chapter 4 DEVELOPING THE MAIN PLOT

The Plot

What is a Plot-Driven Novel?

Developing the Plot

Theme

Chapter 5 WRITING A SYNOPSIS

A Matter of Words

Writing a Synopsis

Chapter 6 DEVELOPING SUBPLOTS

Deciding on Subplots

Chapter 7 CHARACTERS: HOW TO DEVELOP CHARACTERS

The Importance of Characters

Chapter 8 DIALOGUE AND CHARACTERS

Dialect

Chapter 9 MAINTAINING THE READER’S INTEREST – DEVELOPING PACE

Use of Pace

Creating the Pace

Chapter 10 REVISING YOUR NOVEL – THE IMPORTANCE OF EDITING AND REVISION

How to Revise and Edit

Chapter 11 DEALING WITH WRITER’S BLOCK/MAINTAINING YOUR CREATIVITY

Writer’s Block

Not Writing a Novel - Tips to Get Started AND Finish that Novel

Chapter 12 MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND LAYOUT

Preparation

Chapter 13 MARKETING YOUR NOVEL

Marketing Options

Marketing Your Book

Marketing Elements

Projecting for the Future

APPENDIX

Distance learning and online courses

E-books by John Mason and ACS Staff

Printed books by John Mason 

Useful contacts

ACS global partners

Social media



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