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Start Your Novel

Six Winning Steps Toward a Compelling Opening Line, Scene and Chapter

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You want to write a novel, but you don't know where to start. You have a great idea and--well, that's all. This book explains the writing process of starting a novel in six winning steps.

    Starting the Journey
    Why Editors Focus on Page 1
    STEP ONE: Clarify Your Idea
    STEP TWO: Review Your Skills
    STEP THREE: Plan the Opening Chapter
    STEP FOUR: Plan the Opening Line
    STEP FIVE: Now, Write!
    STEP SIX: Revise

Writing teacher and author, Darcy Pattison, is the author of NOVEL METAMORPHOSIS: Uncommon Ways to Revise and How to Write a Children's Picture Book. She brings extensive experience in teaching writing to this exciting new book and helps you get started with the creative writing process.

NaNoWriMo? You need this book in October to help you plan what to write in November!

    29 Plot Templates
    2 Essential Writing Skills
    100 Examples of Opening Lines
    7 Weak Openings to Avoid
    4 Strong Openings to Use
    3 Assignments to Get Unstuck
    7 Problems to Resolve 

The Math adds up to one thing: a publishable manuscript.

Other books by Darcy Pattison

    Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise
    The Book Trailer Manual 
    How to Write a Children's Picture Book

Start Your Novel
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Writing
  • Published: Aug 20, 2013
  • Publisher: Mims House
  • Seller: Darcy Pattison
  • Print Length: 94 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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