How to Write a Novel, Paperback

How to Write a Novel Paperback



In 1957 John Braine was a Yorkshire librarian with an impressive collection of publishers' rejection slips. But then his first published novel was an instant best seller and ROOM AT THE TOP launched him on a career as one of Britain's most successful novelists. Experiences like his are what keep Britain's 500,000 spare-time writers plugging away, hoping for publication and perhaps even a moment of fame.

Few people understand as well as John Braine the torments of the hopeful unknown. For everyone who, as he did, faces spare-time writing and the indifference of publishers, he wrote this book. It is not a treatise on the art of fiction. Braine calls it 'a tour of his workshop' - a practical manual which tells the aspiring writer everything about writing a publishable first novel. With a wealth of quotations and advice, know-how and technique, this is a book which really works - and which can be applied successfully by anyone with the basic urge to write.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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  • Category: Writing & editing guides
  • ISBN: 9780413315403



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