Published May 2012
This book will tell you how to write, but it is not a creative writing book. It will teach you to express yourself better than you have ever done before, but this is not a book about self-expression.
This book is all about writing for publication. How to plan, create and edit work that will sell. How to write a book that you’ll be proud of – and which might yet launch you on a new career.
Crammed with examples (positive and negative) from successful authors, this essential guide is for writers of every genre: fiction and narrative non-fiction, literary and commercial, adults and children. The guide tells you how to:
Understand your market
Plan your novel or memoir
Develop strong, empathetic characters
Structure and maintain a compelling plot
Ensure that your prose style is strong enough to carry your story
Polish your work until it shines
These techniques have been tried and tested by its author, Harry Bingham. Through his Writers’ Workshop he has successfully guided many aspiring writers all the way to their first book deal. He is the bestselling author of six novels and three non-fiction titles, including this book’s companion Guide to Getting Published.