Is Life Like This?: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months

Is Life Like This?: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months

  • Publish Date: 2010-02-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: John Dufresne
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[Dufresnes] generous, wise, cajoling, stern, and compassionate voice will get you working right away.Brad Watson

Writing a novel, says John Dufresne, is not as easy as you may have thought before you tried. But its also not as difficult as you imagined. Dufresnes smart, practical, hard-nosed guide is for the person who has always wanted to write a novel but has been daunted by the sometimes chaotic, always challenging writing process. A patient teacher and experienced writer, Dufresne focuses his expertise and good humor on helping aspiring novelists take their first tentative steps. His six-month program variously calls attention to the key elements of good fiction writing and offers exercises that are designed to sharpen writers command of novel-length storytelling. After six months of guided writing, the users of this book will finish what might have once seemed impossiblea rich and compelling first draft of a novel.

Is Life Like This? may well be the most important addition to the aspiring writers library.

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