Why you should start writing your book now, not tomorrow. How to write the first line. How to plan your book. How to write every damn day. How to get published. All the advice you need from a Man Booker list author.
How to begin a novel?
'All this happened, more or less.' So begins Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut. You start writing a novel with one sentence. Take the pressure off yourself as a writer, and relax the reader too. Make them at home. Give them the easy chair...
Gonna write a classic?
Yes, write it in the attic and be cheered by the glint of your fountain pen as you venture into wonderland. Find out how to create wonderment in fiction.
Can anyone learn how to write a book?
Yes, we all do. 'It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.' Ernest Hemingway.
Hello. I'm Louise Dean, coach at The Novelry creative writing courses and novelists' community. I'm an author and have been writing novels for 20 years. This is the shop of my dreams, no longer mere fiction! Here are all the things that console me and inspire me to get back to the white page! I love a spot of retail therapy and I hope you love it here too. Happy writing!
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