The Novel-Maker's Handbook

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Are You Struggling to Turn Your Great Idea into an Even Better Novel?

Is your dream of writing a novel sitting in a desk drawer or in a forgotten folder of your computer? Have you spent countless hours on endless drafts without making much progress? Have you given up hope of writing a manuscript you can truly be proud of? Today’s the day to take charge of your writing career. Let veteran book editor Diane O’Connell show you how.

Learn How to Craft a Compelling Story Right From the Start

Drawing on her years of experience working with novelists for a major publishing house, O’Connell’s guide is a must-read if you want to improve your storytelling. While most books on writing are written by authors, the award-winning The Novel-Maker’s Handbook is different. Experienced editors know that successful books aren’t just about technique. You need to create a compelling story arc and pitch it in a way that gets noticed. O’Connell’s gem is the only book that provides first-time novelists with a proven system for writing a book in less time while improving all facets of your storytelling.

Whether you want to prepare for National Novel Writing Month or simply try to improve your craft, The Novel-Maker’s Handbook will help you grow in your quest to become a published novelist. If you like straightforward, insightful, and razor-sharp writing guides, then you’ll love this career-changing book.


In The Novel-Maker’s Handbook, You’ll Discover How To:

  • write your novel with ease to get your book right the first time
  • fully understand the techniques needed to polish your novel into a must-read
  • draw from the tactics of bestselling authors to write your own page-turners
  • identify your weak spots and exactly what to do to fix them
  • build life-long skills as a writer, and much, much more!

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The Novel-Makers Handbook

The no-nonsense guide to crafting a marketable story.