Writing A Novel
Writing A Novel is both a practical guide for budding writers and a source of fresh new approaches for the more experienced novelist. Rosemary Aitken introduces the concept of the reader contract ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â what the writer must undertake to do in order to satisfy the reader.
Topics covered: Getting started ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â knowing your strengths, understanding your imaginative style and creating a setting for your novel. Creating believable and consistent characters, both major and minor. Using dialogue to give information and show personality. Creating and sustaining plots and sub-plots, and planning the chapters. Controlling the style and pace of the narrative. Dealings with publishers and agents.