Take Ten: How to Write Fiction

We’re almost halfway through NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, in case you didn’t know)! Hopefully, you budding authors out there have hit your 25,000 word mark. If not, or if you’ve gotten yourself in a rut, grab one of these handy guides to help you find your way. But don’t take too long perusing them – the next Great American Novel isn’t going to write itself!


13 Ways of Looking at the Novel – Jane Smiley

Beyond the First Draft: The Art of Fiction – John Casey

Creating the Story: Guides for Writers – Rebecca Rule

Guide to Fiction Writing – Phyllis A. Whitney

The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction – Stephen Koch

No Plot? No Problem! A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days – Chris Baty

The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life – Noah Lukeman

Writer’s Mind: Crafting Fiction – Richard Coehn

Writing the Breakout Novel – Donald Maass

Writing the Popular Novel: A Comprehensive Guide to Crafting Fiction that Sells – Loren D. Estleman

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