By Howard Mittelmark, Sandra Newman
"What do you think that of my fiction publication writing?" the aspiring novelist extorted.
"Darn," the editor hectored, in flip. "I can't put up your novel! it's packed with what we within the company name 'really lousy writing.'"
"But how shall I absolve this hassle? i've got already learn each tome to be had on the way to write good and get published!" the author tossed his head approximately, wildly.
"It may perhaps help," opined the blonde editor, helpfully, "to think of how to not write a unique, that you should keep away from the very thing!"
Many writing books supply sound recommendation on easy methods to write good. this isn't a kind of books. to the contrary, this can be a choice of bad, awkward, and laughably unreadable excerpts that may educate you what to avoid—at all costs—if you ever wish your novel released.
In How to not Write a Novel, authors Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman distill their 30 years mixed event in instructing, enhancing, writing, and reviewing fiction to convey you genuine suggestion from the opposite facet of the question letter. instead of telling you ways or what to put in writing, they determine the 2 hundred commonest error unconsciously made through writers and train you to acknowledge, keep away from, and amend them. With hilarious "mis-examples" to illustrate each one manuscript-mangling mistakes, they're going to assist you troubleshoot your beginnings and endings, undesirable men, love pursuits, variety, jokes, standpoint, voice, and extra. As humorous because it comes in handy, this crucial how-NOT-to advisor can assist you get your manuscript out of the slush pile and into the bookstore.