Writing Your First Novel

Author(s): John Reynolds

Non Fiction

John Reynolds has written a guide for aspiring writers of fiction in the New Zealand context. Writing Your First Novel is a practical guide which covers succinctly all the basic questions to which a new writer needs answers. John Reynolds' first novel Uncommon Enemy has recently been published and in Writing Your First Novel John shares his own experience as a new fiction writer. Uncommon Enemy provides many of the examples but there are quotes from a variety of authors from New Zealand and beyond which illustrate the points being made. This little book is easy to read, practical, sensible, accessible. It is a book to which writers will want to return again and again as they gain experience.


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Chapter 1: The Dream, Chapter 2: Write what you know, Chapter 3: Making a start, Chapter 4: Your Plot, Chapter 5: Your Characters, Chapter 6: Your Dialogue, Chapter 7: Descriptive Passages, Chapter 8: Love and Sex, Chapter 9: Grammar, Punctuation, Parts of Speech, Spelling, Chapter 10: Attention to Detail, Chapter 11: Catalyst, Crisis and Climax, Chapter 12: Resources and Sources of Support, Chapter 13: Review, Review and Review again, Chapter 14: It's Finshed-What Now?, Chapter 15: Marketing and Selling, Chapter 16: Conclusion, Bibliography, Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781877332364
  • : Polygraphia Ltd
  • : Polygraphia
  • : 210mm X 150mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Reynolds
  • : Paperback
  • : 808.3
  • : 96
  • : Semantics (meaning); Writing skills