• How to Write a Novel: Step-by-Step | Essential Romance Novel, Mystery Novel and Fantasy Novel Writing Tricks Any Writer Can Learn

  • Writing Best Seller Series, Book 1
  • By: Sandy Marsh
  • Narrated by: Erin Fossa
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-18-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sandy Marsh
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

Regular price: $6.95

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Publisher's Summary

Struggling as an author? 

Do you have an amazing story in mind, but you can’t get it down on paper? You’ve got the idea and the characters but soon run out of steam? Perhaps you are a beginner and need help putting it all together. Whatever your reason, this audiobook helps to unlock the secrets of novel writing in simple-to-follow ways that will bring significant results fast.  

Tips to write engrossing page-turners 

How to Write a Novel: Step-by-Step provides a breakdown of essential aspects of writing romance, fantasy, and mystery novels and unveils crucial tips and tricks that will help flesh-out the characters in your book. Sandy Marsh assists in creating compelling plots and weaving stories that your readers will be fully immersed in.  

This is an audiobook that quickly gets to the heart of the matter in a clear and concise way.  

New and experienced authors will rapidly find answers to what they need.  

Content summary

Each section is summarized with a series of short questions to help inspire deeper reflection. These are:  

  • The outline - How to refine major schemes and subplots that make sense to the reader and also your protagonist.  
  • The setting - The art of crafting a sense of place and how to work with multiple locations & time-periods.  
  • Point of view - Helping you to form the best character perspectives for your story.  
  • Characters - The best way to choose your central character to drive the story forward and one in whom your audience will discover a gripping read.  
  • Conflict - How and when to use struggle to keep the reader engaged.  
  • Additional tips - A final section that motivates the author to think differently to engage emotion and lose the reader in the heart of the story. Marsh helps an author to think outside of the box when faced with overused clichés.
©2017 Sandy Marsh (P)2018 Sandy Marsh

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good tips for writing to keep in mind.

it is not long, so it makes a good reference guide even as an audiobook.

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written very well

I’m a writer myself and I’ve been in this industry for as long as I can remember and I want to find out what this book has to give to guide other newbie. This has been written very well and it’s evident that the author is a pro at it.

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highly recommended

This was very interesting and exciting subject. I would recommend it highly to anyone who enjoys listening to how to write a Novel.

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a rewarding experience for me.

This is why audiobooks like this matter. It’s when my brain has the power to digest things, but I don’t have the ability to hold a book at the moment. Listening to this guide has been a rewarding experience for me.

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Enlightening

An ideal book for both beginners and experienced people. Because here it is well described the importance of each step, as well as what will be if treated lightly.

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definitely recommended one!

I’m impressed with the vast knowledge and the applications they are capable of. Practical instructions are cited on how to take advantage of what it has to offer.

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What a snooze fest, too basic

basic, basic. I found myself willing it's end so I could re-listen to other writing books I actually enjoyed.

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very basic

It felt like one paragraph per chapter on basic writing topics. if the description of the book were changed it would have gotten more stars.

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The commendable work of Sandy Marsh.

Sandy Marsh’s recommendations in writing a good novel are effective and can be use by everyone. They helped me cope up with some common writing obstacles we often meet in the process.

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Good points to consider.

Writing has slowly becoming one of my passions and I’ve been meaning to develop it. I think this has to be one of the good books in the market today. Full of important stuff that we could use now and in the future.