Fiction writers - if you're looking to hone your style, bring your scenes to life, tighten up your writing, add tension, pick up the pace, and develop a more authentic, appealing voice, this guide to the indispensable style elements of writing a popular novel is for you.
This craft-of-writing guide is highly skimmable and chock-full of excellent tips to help you learn to write like the pros and create a compelling novel that sells. Not only that, but applying these tips will save you a lot of money on editing costs.
Topics include: hooking readers in on your first pages, writing compelling action scenes, avoiding common style blunders, showing instead of telling, streamlining cluttered sentences and paragraphs, eliminating overexplaining and repetitions, choosing words that nail it, picking up the pace, avoiding info dumps and awkward structures, writing natural-sounding dialogue, expressing thoughts, showing character reactions, avoiding melodrama, finding your authentic voice, and more.
"This book is packed with good advice on how to spot and fix weaknesses in your fiction writing. It summarizes the combined wisdom of the last century or so of fiction teachers into one handy volume." - Randy Ingermanson, bestselling author of WRITING FICTION FOR DUMMIES
"A handy checklist and self-editing guide that will get any fiction writer to a stronger, well-told tale." - James Scott Bell, bestselling author of REVISION & SELF-EDITING, PLOT & STRUCTURE, and THE ART OF WAR FOR WRITERS
Also, please check out Jodie's book, WRITING A KILLER THRILLER - AN EDITOR'S GUIDE TO WRITING COMPELLING FICTION, which will help authors of any genre hone your craft, add tension, conflict and intrigue, and generally create a fast-paced page-turner.