The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel: A Complete and Concise Manual for Fiction Writers

The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel A Complete and Concise Manual for Fiction Writers The New York Times Book Review said James Thayer s writing is smooth and clear It wastes no words and it has a rhythm that only confident stylists achieve The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel is a

  • Title: The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel: A Complete and Concise Manual for Fiction Writers
  • Author: James Stewart Thayer
  • ISBN: 9781453780954
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • The New York Times Book Review said James Thayer s writing is smooth and clear It wastes no words, and it has a rhythm that only confident stylists achieve The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel is a practical, step by step manual on how to craft your novel The Essential Guide presents a set of tools for large issues such a story development and scene construction KiThe New York Times Book Review said James Thayer s writing is smooth and clear It wastes no words, and it has a rhythm that only confident stylists achieve The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel is a practical, step by step manual on how to craft your novel The Essential Guide presents a set of tools for large issues such a story development and scene construction Kirkus Reviews said Thayer s novels are superbly crafted, and it also examines techniques that will make your sentence by sentence writing shine Thayer s prose is clear and clean, said the Seattle Times How do the masters do it The Essential Guide shows you the techniques of writers such as John Grisham, Maeve Binchy, Jeffery Deaver, and Charles Dickens What makes their novels hard to put down How do Mario Puzo, Sinclair Lewis, Patricia Cornwell and Tom Wolfe make their stories so riveting and their prose so good The Essential Guide sets out their techniques in concise detail Just beginning your novel Or in the middle of the novel and needing some guidance The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel will show you the way Among the many topics The six traits necessary for a successful protagonist and three traits that will make him or her stand out Twenty two techniques that will make your character s dialogue compelling Creating dynamic settings that advance the story Point of view a critical skill made easy Five pace killers and how to avoid them Plotting the novel using the advantage shift Constructing scenes to propel the reader to the next scene Thayer writes a vivid tale, the Cleveland Plain Dealer said In The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel, he ll help you write your own vivid tale.

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  • James Stewart Thayer

    James Thayer is the son of a wheat farmer, and he was raised in Spokane and the farm country in eastern Washington He graduated from Washington State University and the University of Chicago Law School, and now teaches novel writing at the University of Washington extension school where in 2015 he received the Excellence in Teaching Award in the Arts, Writing and Humanities The New York Times Book Review says his writing is smooth and clear Deceptively simple, it wastes no words, and it has a rhythm that only confident stylists achieve His The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel is a leading manual for fiction writers Thayer is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the International Thriller Writers He and his family live in Seattle.

  • 384 Comments

  • I read several books that deal with this topic - myself being a published author (under a pseudonym) and I have to tell you that it's the best. Finally, here's a guy who gives useful advice instead of writing quite entertaining anecdotes. Up until now, I've considered Larry Beinhart's book (How to Write a Mystery) the best in the field but Thayer surpasses him. Down to earth, non-nonsense, well written and insightful book that can help even published authors not only beginners. I'm not ashamed t [...]


  • This book is a great resource & fantastic read for anyone interested in writing/publishing popular fiction. I participated in a year-long certification program taught by the author, James Thayer. The book is basically a crystalized version of Thayer's writing courses. I highly recommend the book, as well as the certificate program.


  • Great read In taking this course I've learned a great deal. I love learning how to improve my novel, And plan on using this book more often.


  • This is a great book with lots of tips that would also be great for creative non-fiction. It does lay out everything step by step, so some of the information in the beginning, I'd read more than once--finding the time to write, how easy reading is hard writing, being consistent, rewriting---these are all general ideas that for me would have been better left out since I just wanted information for the actual writing part. I found the section on vivid writing the best and will probably use it as a [...]


  • I bought this book because I enjoyed “Show or Tell? A Powerful Lesson on a Crucial Writing Skill”, another book written by James Thayer.In “The Essential Guide”, James has produced a practical reference book that will steer you through the entire process of creating a novel. He includes numerous excerpts and quotes from famous writers. In fact, I found the examples distracting at times because they were so frequent. However, the advice is excellent.One of the most useful sections is “T [...]


  • Covers a lot of ground. Its a great book for someone who is considering writing a novel, but doesn't have the foggiest idea how to get started. My only complaint is it might be a bit "too" comprehensive. I would have liked to see less topics covered with more direct focus in certain areas, such as character creation, pacing, and editing. Still, you get quite a bang for your buck with this one.


  • This was the best book about writing that I've read. Talk about funny. Thank you Mr. Thayer for making me smile, giggle and at some points laugh out loud. I loved all the bad writing examples "cringe", that was awful. Maybe I'm not as hopeless as I think I am; certainly not after reading this book. I also loved all of the book recomendations for examples of great writing.


  • Priceless. All the books I read about writing - if I combine them the final score is way beyond the usability and intelligence of this book. I honestly think that anyone who wants to deal with genre fiction in a serious way should buy one book, only one. This one.


  • it was SOO helpful! It gave me a lot of much-needed advice, and I loved all the awesome quotes from different authors.


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