How NOT to Write a Novel : 200 Mistakes to avoid at All Costs if You Ever Want to Get Published Paperback / softback
There are many ways prospective authors routinely sabotage their own work.
But why leave it to guesswork? Misstep by misstep, How Not to Write a Novel shows how you can ensure that your manuscript never rises above the level of unpublishable drivel; that your characters are unpleasant, dimensionless versions of yourself; that your plot is digressive, tedious and unconvincing; and that your style is reliant on mangled cliches and sesquipedalian malapropisms.
Alternatively, you can use it to identify the most common mistakes, avoid them and actually write a book that works. Guardian Award shortlisted novelist Sandra Newman and veteran editor Howard Mittelmark have distilled 30 years of teaching, editing, writing and reviewing fiction into a hilarious and liberating guide that is the perfect read for anyone who's ever laughed at a badly written piece of prose and for anyone who's ever penned one - and doesn't want to do it again.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages, no illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/01/2009
- Category: Creative writing & creative writing guides
- ISBN: 9780141038544