Naked Writing: The No Frills Way to Write Your Book: The No Frills, No Nonsense Way to Write Your Book (Paperback)

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Naked Writing: The No Frills Way to Write Your Book: The No Frills, No Nonsense Way to Write Your Book (Paperback)

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A straightforward, no nonsense guide to writing - and finishing - your book, no matter what your experience level. All over the world, at this very moment, thousands of writers are starting a novel, full of enthusiasm for their ideas. But the vast majority of those novels will fizzle by Chapter Three - an estimated 98 per cent And their disappointed creators will put their work away and give up on their dream. It's not that they aren't talented and it's not that they don't have good ideas - what they lack are the basic tools. In this book you'll learn how to: * Each chapter comes with assignments that help you apply what you've learned to your own new or work-in-progress book. * Identify the kind of novel you want to write, and understand the elements of a good, workable idea * Understand story structure and how to use it to make your novel flow * Create an outline that will get you through the dry spells of Writer's Block * Know the important elements you must have at the start and end of each chapter * Build characters you'll love to work with - and readers will love to read about * Points of View - just who's telling this story, anyway? * Develop plot points and sub-plots to add texture to your story * Understand the two different types of character motivation - and how to use them * Tap into the magic of dialogue, and learn when narrative and backstory can help, or hinder, your story * Keep your story flowing to a satisfying ending with all the loose ends tied up. * By the end of the book, using the assignments, you should be working on your own chapter three and ready to sail through to The End.
Glenys O'Connell is a former crime journalist on a daily newspaper and publisher of a community newspaper. Covering serious crimes led her to a degree in psychology and a career as a counsellor. She is the author of a number of published romantic suspense and comedy novels and children's' books. She has shared her writing skills as a creative writing teacher in third level and online. She has also published several books on mental health issues and is an award winning playwright. After years of travelling and working abroad, she now makes her home in rural Ontario, Canada, with her husband, four grown up children and two spoiled cats.
Product Details ISBN: 9781477457481
ISBN-10: 1477457488
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: May 18th, 2012
Pages: 134
Language: English