- 2nd Edition
Magnolia Leaf Press
April 30, 2012
- Digital ISBN: 978-1-939016-02-7
- Trade: (Fall 2012)
- Audio: (Spring 2013)
Print and Digital Versions:
WRITING SHOULD BE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!
“The important thing,” says the multi-published author, mentor and writing instructor, Vicki Hinze, “is to love what you’re doing.”
There is no right or wrong way to write a novel, but Hinze shows you one way–her way–which has helped her write and publish award-winning, bestselling novels, time after time. In this book, she opens her personal toolbox of methods and guides that you can alter to fit your own process to get your novel started, written, tested, and submitted.
One Way to Write a Novel explains Hinze’s techniques for creating memorable characters, plotting, using plot boards, testing ideas, avoiding common errors that net rejections, building a novel notebook, formatting manuscripts, writing effective dialogue, pacing, testing novel focus and much, much more–all in a fun and organized way.
As Hinze says, “Your writing is time from your life and because it is, it should be the time of your life!”
“Vicki Hinze’s One Way to Write a Novel is an excellent resource. Since I tend to drown under collections of paper, I maintain Ms. Hinze’s suggested novel notebook electronically, and have found her techniques realistic and easy to follow. The concise book emphasizes Ms. Hinze’s ‘techniques for creating memorable characters, plotting, using plot boards, avoiding common errors, building a novel notebook, formatting manuscripts, writing dialogue, handling pasting, testing the focus of the novel, and much more, all in a fun and organized way.’ ‘The fun and organized way’ is my favorite part. And I found ‘Fictional Dream’ and ‘Common Errors to Avoid’ extremely helpful. One Way to Write a Novel is definitely a recommended keep-on-your desk writing reference.”
– Kathy Elkins McGee
“If you’re looking for a concise handbook of novel writing tips and tricks, look no further than bestselling author Vicki Hinze’s One Way to Write a Novel. This is a how-to book with heart. Hinze’s philosophy is that we should do what we love, and clearly Hinze loves to share her knowledge of the craft of writing. One Way to Write a Novel is a quick reference guide for both the beginner and the experienced novelist. It belongs on every writer’s desk, in an arm’s reach, right beside Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style.”
– Novel Writer Magazine
“One Way? More like the way. Excellent.”–Kathy Carmichael
“Hinze is a master storyteller. From plotting to polishing, she blazes the path to greatness.” –Debra Webb
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