Saturday, 18 June 2011

WRITING ADVICE: The Novel Writers Toolkit - Ed. Caroline Taggart

Release Date: 26/05/11

SYNOPSIS:

Novel writing is a popular hobby and this book will provide the would-be and starter novelist with all the tools needed to get started. This title includes a thorough grounding in essential fiction writing skills and clear guidance on how to get published from top industry names.

It provides a complete glossary of terms and listing of all publishing contacts needed by an author, from book publishers and agents to festivals and online links. It includes tremendous resource of instruction and information that will prove invaluable to the armies of would-be and practising novel writers.


REVIEW:

The creation of a novel is something that many of us would love to do. Yet where do you start as there’s so many different methods out here and not everyone will work for you. What this title does is take you by the hand and introduce you to the basics from getting down and persevering with your script right the way through to the later stages such as submitting and who to submit too. Whilst in some respects it a more slim line version of the Writer’s Digest Writers Market it does offer some solid advice that works extremely well for the UK market.

All in a decent book that will help you more in the later stages rather than the early ones but the motivation is there to help get you started in the first place. Decent enough although I’d say that this title is more a companion to another title such as Writing the Paranormal Romance (or a title specific to the genre you wish to write in) rather than a pure standalone.

1 comment:

Mat Clarke author said...

Looks interesting. I've sent off my first novel to many agents and publishers.
I think that no matter how good a writer you are or how much you read up on how you should write/publish/promote, it's all a bit of potluck if someone chooses your novel to be published!