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Publisher Comments:

Who doesn't dream of writing a novel while holding on to a day job? Robert J. Ray and coauthor Bret Norris can help readers do just that, with this proven practical and accessible step-by-step guide to completing a novel in just a year's worth of weekends. The Weekend Novelist shows writers of all levels how to divide their writing time into weekend work sessions, and how to handle character, scene, and plot. This new, revised version is far more skills-based than its predecessor, and includes both classic and contemporary literature models, contains a sample "Novel in Progress," and at the end offers readers the choice to rewrite their novel, draft a memoir, or turn their rough draft into a screenplay. Readers for a decade have been instructed and inspired by The Weekend Novelist. This new edition will help many more strive to realize their writing potential.

• Offers a practical, structured approach to finishing a novel

• Ray has taught more than 10,000 students over 25 years and continues to teach new classes that attract new readers to his books

• Replaces

Book News Annotation:

It was good enough for Fitzgerald and Dickens, so it should be good enough for you. Author/instructor Ray and writer/editor/agent Morris combine forces to give weekend novel writers a clear guide to developing narratives and characters, creating dialogue, and keeping to the main point. Weekend by weekend, they use a sample novel-in-progress to show novices how to develop a plot that works with rather than against the protagonist, sculpt dimensional characters, work through the rough draft for all three acts of your novel, and rewrite your novel into various genres, including memoirs and screenplays. Their timeline seems realistic, with about 20 weekends designated for the rough draft stage, and the authors' advice is based on what really happens in the creative process. Their exercises are helpful for those hitting a rough patch and their assessments of sources of help are practical and honest.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

It was good enough for Fitzgerald and Dickens, so it should be good enough for you. Author/instructor Ray and writer/editor/agent Morris combine forces to give weekend novel writers a clear guide to developing narratives and characters, creating dialogue, and keeping to the main point. Weekend by weekend, they use a sample novel-in-progress to show novices how to develop a plot that works with rather than against the protagonist, sculpt dimensional characters, work through the rough draft for all three acts of your novel, and rewrite your novel into various genres, including memoirs and screenplays. Their timeline seems realistic, with about 20 weekends designated for the rough draft stage, and the authors' advice is based on what really happens in the creative process. Their exercises are helpful for those hitting a rough patch and their assessments of sources of help are practical and honest. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Shows writers of all levels how to divide their writing time into weekend work sessions, and how to handle character, scene, and plot.

About the Author

Robert J. Ray, Ph.D. has written eight novels, five in the

Matt Murdock Mystery series. His short fiction has appeared in Tri-Quarterly. Ray teaches writing for the University of Washington's School of

Distance Learning. He lives in Seattle.

Bret Norris is the founder of the Norris Literary Agency. He has extensive

experience as both a writer and editor of creative manuscripts. He lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823084500
Publisher:
Billboard Books
Subject:
General
Author:
Norris, Bret
Author:
Ray, Robert J.
Author:
Robert J. Ray and Bret Norris
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Fiction -- Technique.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 BandW ILLUS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.28x5.34x.79 in. .81 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Reference » Writing » Fiction
Reference » Writing » General

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