November is National Novel Writing Month and is for anyone who has ever thought of writing a novel. Please take a look at some of the books that we have to offer that can help you on your venture to authorship!
On writing romance
In On Writing Romance, award-winning romance novelist Leigh Michaels talks you through each stage of the writing and publishing process. From the origins and evolution of the romance novel to establishing a vital story framework to writing that last line to seeking out appropriate publishers.
Writing Jane Austen
Critically acclaimed and award-winning, but hardly bestselling, author Georgina Jackson can't get past the first chapter of her second book. When she receives an urgent email from her agent, she is shockingly offered a commission to complete a newly discovered manuscript by Jane Austen.
Marriage of minds
Part how-to book, part relationship book, Marriage of Minds offers strategies and techniques for creating successful collaborations and successful fiction.
The lie that tells a truth
Provocative and reassuring, nurturing and wise, The Lie That Tells a Truth is essential to writers in general, fiction writers in particular, beginning writers, serious writers, and anyone facing a blank page.
How to grow a novel
This book offers guidelines and warnings of special value for nonficiton writers who want to move into fiction.
Free within ourselves
A Bird by Bird for the African-American market--A top-notch writer's guide filled with practical guidance, essays, and journal exercises for the African-American writer including advice from E.Lynn Harris, Charles Johnson, and Yolanda Joe.
Fiction : the art and craft of writing and getting published
This complete manual on writing fiction in all genres takes readers through each phase with a step-by-step guide to the editing and publishing process (including negotiating a contract with or without an agent), and an informative section on writer's conferences and workshops.
The faith of a writer
Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics such as inspiration, memory, self-criticism, and "the unique power of the unconscious."
Crafting dynamic dialogue
Each section is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and instructors like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Steven James, Deborah Halverson, James Scott Bell, Donald Maass, Cheryl St. John, and many others.
The complete guide to writing fiction
Although this book won't automatically make you into a Welty or a Steinbeck or a Fitzgerald, it does contain the helpful advice, mechanics, and tips to help you extract the stories that are within you. The love of words, the heart, the passion, the compassion, and the stardust must come from you.
How to write best-selling fiction
Tells would-be novelists about the fiction market, offers advice on grammar, style, character development, and plot, and explains how to deal with agents and editors.
The irresistible novel
The Irresistible Novel frees you from the limits of so-called "rules" and instead provides you with a singular goal: You must engage your readers from beginning to end.