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How NOT to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs If You Ever Want to Get Published (Paperback)
  • How NOT to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs If You Ever Want to Get Published (Paperback)

How NOT to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs If You Ever Want to Get Published (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 29/01/2009
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141038544

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