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The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing

by Evan Marshall

ISBN 0898798485 / 9780898798487 / 0-89879-848-5
Publisher Writers Digest Books
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Evan Marshall draws on his years of experience as a literary agent, editor and published novelist to perfect this methodical, effective approach to planning, plotting, writing - and most importantly - finishing a truly great novel. In 16 basic steps, you'll learn to view novel writing in a new way. Rather than attempting to dive straight into writing, haphazardly trying to connect plot, characterization and other narrative elements as you go, you'll realize that successful novel writing is actually a linear, calculated process anyone can follow. This plan works because it shows you how to map out your entire novel - characters, subplots, conflicts and all - before you write one chapter. Throughout this hands-on guide, Marshall includes templates you can copy, easy-to-follow charts and end-of-chapter recaps that reinforce important points and help you stay focused. [via]