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.
Caroline Taggart is author of the bestselling I Used to Know That and co-author of My Grammar and I (or should that be 'Me'?). She has worked in publishing for over 30 years. She is a regular speaker at literary festivals, and is frequently invited to appear on radio and television. She lives in London.
Introduction; 1 BASIC TOOLKIT; Becoming a writer: Ideas, Planning, Plot, Character, Style; Getting published: What an editor is looking for, The publishing house and process, Contracts and legal, The financial side, Publicity and marketing, Agents, The UK book trade; 2 CONTACTS TOOLKIT; Glossary of publishing terms; UK and Irish novel publishers; UK and Irish literary agents; Useful resources: Organisations, Groups and clubs, Writers online, Education, Competitions, Festivals and conferences; Index.