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Download The Novel Writer's Toolkit: A Guide to Writing Novels and Getting Published eBook
ISBN:
1582972613
Author:
Bob Mayer
Category:
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language:
English
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books; 1 edition (August 8, 2003)
Pages:
256 pages
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1842 kb
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1360 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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Writing a novel and getting it published: That's your goal. The Novel Writer’s Toolkit. From Idea to Bestseller. And nothing will keep you from making it happen. Such a goal, of course, presents a number of challenges. Make sure you have the tools you need to overcome them and succeed  . The original version of this book was published as The Novel Writer’s Toolkit: A Guide to Writing Great Fiction and Getting it Published through Writer’s Digest in 2003. At the time, it was the accumulation of 13 years of experience as a professional author.

I have numerous books on creative writing and publishing I bought this book from Bob at a writers conference in 2001, and have already got a copy of the follow-on version, "The Novel Writers Toolkit," from Writer Digest Books.

I have numerous books on creative writing and publishing. The Fiction Writer's Toolkit: A Guide to Writing Novels and Getting Published is the most comprehensive, yet down to earth out of my entire collection. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in writing. I bought this book from Bob at a writers conference in 2001, and have already got a copy of the follow-on version, "The Novel Writers Toolkit," from Writer Digest Books. I've read nearly every reputable book on writing, and Bob's is clearly the best. Why? Because he focuses as much on the importance of What you are writing about as he does on How you write it.

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246 pages : 24 cm. A guide to writing and publishing a novel that offers tips for improving writing skills, creating believable characters, choosing a point of view, developing a plot, and other related topics. Includes bibliographical references and index. Tool 1: Yourself - Tool 2: Your Surroundings - Tool 3: Your Idea - Tool 4: Your Preparation - Tool 5: Your Story - Tool 6: Your Technique - Tool 7: Your Fitnesse - Tool 8: Your Submission - Tool 9: Your Business - Tool 10: Your Future - In Closing -. App. A. Sample Chapter Outline - App. B. Sample Cover Letter - App. C. Sample.

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Bob Mayer's "The Novel Writer's Toolkit" is probably one of the best novel writing books I've read. Other books I've read have tried to focus too heavily on the technical aspects of writing and not so much on the steps and concepts.

Here's the book writers have been waiting for! Covering every aspect of the creative journey, Living the Writing Life shows readers how to: <P>*Develop salable ideas <BR>*Turn ideas into stories <BR>*Set a writing schedule and stick to it <BR>*Conduct accurate research <BR>*Dissect best-sellers in order to discover what makes them work <BR>*Develop compelling characters and plot <BR>*Write dialogue that sounds real and engaging <BR>*Find an agent or an editor who will help publish your work <BR>*Put their ideas into story form <BR>*Understand the submission and publishing process <BR>*Promote their work <BR>*Stay alive and inspired through it all <P>Advice is given in a straightforward and usable manner, laying out and examining all of the tools available to writers, from imagination to technology.
  • Saintrius
Bob Mayer's The Novel Writer's Toolkit is a nuts-and-bolts primer on how to conceive, plan, write, and get your book published. It's the result of two decades of writing effort by this best-selling author of science fiction, military, and political thrillers, and it continues to be a work-in-progress as Mayer every now and then updates it with new lessons he's learned.

Mayer, a West Point graduate and former Green Beret officer, approaches novel writing with the same minute attention to planning he might use in preparing a military operation. His book includes charts, diagrams, and spreadsheets he uses in plotting his novels which any author, aspiring or published, will also find useful.

In fact, I found I already use many of Mayer's suggestions, so for me, reading his book was mostly affirmation that I have learned the right lessons from my years of writing mistakes. For a new or aspiring writer, this book can save them from making the same mistakes so many of us make starting out. It's also a good reference to refer to whenever you get stuck on a writing project. Either way, Mayer's The Novel Writer's Toolkit should be in every author's toolbox.
  • Mozel
This is a useful book on writing fiction.I especially like his Basics; (1) Write a lot. (2) read a lot. (3) Watch TV and films. Some writers don't recognize the value of all three of those tips. His Kernel Idea - stating the idea of your novel in 25 words or fewer, writing it down and referring to it often is a great one. Although many writers deride outlines, Mayer has good reasons to use them. You wouldn't start a cross-country trip with no idea of how to get to your destination. He also reminds us that Conflict is the basis of a story. "If you want to gather a crowd, start a fight." However, there is one big mistake in his advice: "Use quotes for thoughts." No, no, no. That hasn't been done for 30 years. As Author Dwight Swain pointed out, "If you're tightly in the viewpoint of your character, whatever you write are his thoughts. No quotes, no italics. Just say it." Mayer admits the book is a revised version of the one he wrote before selling 45 novels, and I suspect, he forgot to update that sentence. Otherwise....
  • Kare
I bought the Kindle version of the Novel Writer's Toolkit to accompany me through Nanowrimo, the National Novel Writing Month. I had recently discovered Bob Mayer's work and read one of his novels, the first in the Atlantis series. Since I liked that novel and also liked what I read in the Kindle sample of the Toolkit, I thought it worth the risk to buy. It has been years since my last creative writing class but I have always been interested in writing. For me, wading through the first novel I'd ever written, the Toolkit was a godsend.

I read the book cover to cover at first and now I want to use it over and over for reference. Unfortunately, the Kindle version lacks a table of contents that is linked to the chapters it describes.

There were times when the Toolkit was hard to put aside. It's not often I lose sleep on nonfiction. Mr. Mayer's writing was clear and fun to read. I even laughed out loud a few times. I didn't feel put down because I didn't have much experience writing. I felt encouraged but not misled with false hopes. He makes it clear that it is hard to become a published author but definitely not impossible. He shares examples from his own experience of what worked for him and what to do better. This was a worthwhile purchase for me, a good introduction to becoming a published novelist.
  • Togar
As a 'how-to' for writers this is one of the best that I've read; in fact I can't think of a better one. It's fairly concise yet fits in more useful information than many longer books.

Unfortunately the ebook suffers from formatting issues in a few places (at least in my Kindle for PC app) and the book has DRM so it can only be read on a Kindle or with Kindle software. I really wish Amazon would flag DRM-ed books so I know not to buy them.

So five stars for content, but one star off for presentation.
  • Erennge
Bob Mayer has furnished unpublished writers with the tools they need to rise above the Slush Pile. Here are my Top Ten Takeaways:

10.Bob has successfully published over 40 books in different Genres and Formats

9. Read a lot of books and write constantly

8. Learn about Authors, Agents and Publishers in the Industry

7. Study the craft of writing

6. Accept critiques of your work and be open to change

5. The Title is the most significant element of the novel that you control

4. Write about your passion

3. Prepare to state the idea of your book in one sentence

2. Hook the reader at the very start

1. Never give up on your dream to publish