Complete Write a Novel Course
If you are embarking on writing your first novel, Teach Yourself: Complete Write a Novel is a handy travel-guide to the territory ahead. It is designed to be a friendly, practical and thoughtful companion that will help you at every step of the way.
The book is divided into six sections — Getting Started, Writing, Redrafting, Keeping Sane, Publishing, and Now Your Are Published — taking you from the very beginning to the point at which your novel is out in the world and in the hands of readers:
Teach Yourself: Complete Write a Novel aims to cover all of the groundwork that you will need to give your novel the best possible chance, whether you are self-publishing, or publishing with a third-party.
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The course aims to be friendly and accessible, and as far as possible to accommodate novelists and novels of every kind. It covers everything from questions about copyright, ethics and the law, to plotting, characterisation and world-building.
I’m hoping in due course to post a downloadable extract here in PDF format, so that you can see if the book is for you. Please check back!
The world of publishing is changing rapidly, and so like any travel-guide, this book will be updated from time to time to keep pace with these changes. It is my aim that this book should be as useful and relevant as possible, and so I’m interested in hearing from writers who have used this book.
Get in touch to tell me what works for you and what doesn’t, what is useful, what is less useful, what is missing, and what is plain wrong. I will take all this into account as I update the book for new editions.
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