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AUTHOR’S NOTE
INTRODUCTION
What Can I Expect From This Book?
Why Should I Trust You?
How Can Writing a Novel Be Easy?
So How Does it Work?
But Even Some Professionals Take a Year or Two to Write a Novel, Don’t They?
A Short History Lesson
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Okay, What Now?
CHAPTER ONE
The Journey begins
Let’s call it The Commentator
Good Writing
Preparing Yourself
Practical Advice
Confidence
Here’s a secret
Try This Once. Twice If You Like It
Visualization
Conclusion
CHAPTER TWO
On Notebooks – an Aside
I Said Let Go!
Get Your Self Together
Some Tips On Being Healthy
On Artistic Temperament
More on Artistic Temperament
Alcohol
Perspective
Reality Bites
It’s About Attitude
CHAPTER THREE
Ego
Keep it to Yourself
Naysayers
Motivation
The Three Keys
Birth of an Idea
CHAPTER FOUR
What is Art?
What is Originality?
Originality in Publishing
Unique Voice
What is Inspiration?
How to Come Up with Ten Brilliant Ideas for Stories before Breakfast
What is Literacy?
What is Genius?
What is Style?
What is Talent?
The Difference between Fact and Fiction
CHAPTER FIVE
Lack of Time
The Day Job
Before Work
Domestic Chores
Friends
Family
Partners
Other Distractions
On Sharing your Work
Repeat: Keep it to Yourself
Mindset
CHAPTER SIX
Why Writing Fails
Fear of Action
Fear of Failure
Fear of Success
Writing Demons
Preparation
The Power of Belief
CHAPTER SEVEN
Day One
Characters, Characters, Characters
Agendas
Traits
Potential
Interactions
Day Two
Free Association
Plotting
Draft a Plot
Types of Plot
Genres
Defining your Goals
Decisions, Decisions
Where is the Story Set?
The Six Killer Rules for Creating Fiction
Day Three
Designing a Template – or The 10 Step Plot Trick
Filling in the Gaps
plot outline
Ready, Steady…
The Opening Gambit
Get Them on your S.I.D.E
Empathy
Day Four
Writing – Q.E.D
Setting: The Other Character
Day Five
Day Six
Automatic writing
Day Seven to Day Ten
Technique
The Ten Deadly Sins
Day Eleven to Day Fourteen
Day Fifteen to Day Nineteen
Day Twenty to Day Twenty Three
Day Twenty Four
Day Twenty Five
Now, I’m Going to Tell You Something Very Important
F.A.S.T. Editing
F.A.S.T. stands for: Flow, Appropriateness, Sense and Trust
Flow
Appropriateness
Sense
Trust
Day Twenty Eight
Logic Flaws
Day Twenty Nine
Day Thirty
And Finally
APPENDIX ONE
Introduction
Tools
Agent or publisher?
Submission
Biography
Synopsis
The First Three Chapters
Return postage
Multiple Submissions
The Waiting Game
Next Steps
The Truth of It
Self Promotion
Freebies
Self Publicity
Final Word
FURTHER READING
Writing
Self-Help
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