This is a practical, no-frills guide for anyone who would like to write a novel, and at the same time, develop their writing skills. It cuts through the dross and gets right to the heart to the matter, to give you the push and the techniques you need to start, and most importantly, finish writing your novel.
Find out where stories and ideas come from. Learn how to structure your novel, how to write compelling dialogue, and develop great characters that resonate with readers long after they’ve finished reading your novel.
Each chapter of the book is broken down into bite-sized chunks with practical writing exercises and templates to put what you’ve learnt in the chapter into action. Even better, you can also apply those techniques to your own Work in Progress (WIP).
If you’ve ever thought about writing and publishing a novel, or are looking to explore and develop your creativity, 10 Ways to Become a Ninja Novelist can help you get you unstuck and write the novel you’ve always wanted to write.
Part 1: How to Develop Your Writing Style
1: Why You Need Passion to be a Ninja Novelist
2: What is Writing Style?
3: Where Do Stories and Ideas Come From?
4: An Introduction to Point of View
5: Developing Your Unique POV
Part 2: How to Develop Your Writing Technique
6: Creating Great Structure in your Novel
7: How to Show, Not Tell, A Story
8: Characterisation: Making Your Characters Live
9: The Fundamentals of Dialogue
10: Weaving Themes and Issues into Your Work
Part 3: Next Steps
11: Your Writing Style and Technique – Next Steps