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Publisher's Summary

Have you started a novel, only to get part way into the manuscript and find yourself stuck? Or do you have an idea for a novel, but aren't sure where to begin? Have you completed a first draft, but feel it doesn't quite have the luster of professional writing?

In this lively and fun-to-listen guide, Steve Alcorn shows you the remedies you need to achieve success. Step by step, you'll breathe life into old manuscripts, create new novels that read like bestsellers, and put the spark back into your writing life. Topics include:

  • Story Structure
  • Character Building
  • Viewpoint
  • Tense
  • Voice
  • Setting
  • Conflict
  • Suspense
  • Mystery
  • Dialogue
  • Writing Big
  • Beginnings and Endings
  • Getting Published

Whether you're a first time novelist still planning your story, or an experienced author looking for ways to bring your fiction to life, How to Fix Your Novel is the ideal prescription.

©2012 Steve Alcorn (P)2013 Steve Alcorn

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Good for structure!

Interesting ideas along with a much needed repetition of some of the classic lessons (show don't tell, etc.). Good to get some structure around your story. Would have liked some more in depth information about publishing and marketing.

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Worth your time.

Steve does an excellent job presenting his work with clear explanations and examples along the way. I gave him five stars because it’s very easy to understand, educational, and extremely practical. As a beginning author, I plan to go back and do the whole book over with pencil and paper. This first time around I wanted to just listen. Now I’m going back, using this book as a guide along with his online classes. Steve’s online classes through Writing Academy are educational and inspiring. They show you what to do and help you believe you can. Looking forward to sending him one of my books in print one day! Thank you Steve. Well done.

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  • Rex
  • Texas, USA
  • 02-26-16

Exelent point by point narative of story.

I enjoyed the easy to understand explainat ions and examples of story structure and characterizations.

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LOVE IT

Where does How to Fix Your Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Top Drawer... I found this book because aof a course offered at my Library

What did you like best about this story?
This is a great instructional book

What about Steve Alcorn’s performance did you like?
Clear , expressive, skill of an actor and a great teacher

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It's a text that inspired me to study the subject.

Any additional comments?
Steve is an intelligent man with the gift of teaching.