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Writing a Novel

Writing a Novel

ISBN
9780571340460
Published
02/08/2018
9780571340460
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
224

About the Book

A novel is a relationship, a place outside of time where both reader and writer are challenged and validated, stretched and rewarded.

Richard Skinner believes it is your duty as a novelist to bring your whole self to the page; to find your story, not force it; to meet your reader in a spirit of openness.

In Writing a Novel he offers up frameworks, strategies and stimuli to help you meet that duty, drawingon his deep experience as one of the UK’s leading creative writing teachers. He covers the essentials – narrators, character, setting – with charm and rigour. But Writing a Novel is not a set of instructions: it is a way of thinking, a conversation, a relationship in itself.

A novel is a relationship, a place outside of time where both reader and writer are challenged and validated, stretched and rewarded. Richard Skinner believes it is your duty as a novelist to bring your whole self to the page; to find your story, not force it; to meet your reader in a spirit of openness. In Writing a Novel he offers up frameworks, strategies and stimuli to help you meet that duty, drawingon his deep experience as one of the UK’s leading creative writing teachers. He covers the essentials – narrators, character, setting – with charm and rigour. But Writing a Novel is not a set of instructions: it is a way of thinking, a conversation, a relationship in itself.
  • Richard Skinner

    Richard Skinner is a novelist, poet and critic. His most recent book, The Mirror, was described as ‘beautifully written . . . immersive . . . captivating’ by the Guardian. As Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy, he created the flagship ‘Writing a Novel’ six-month course in 2009 and since then has helped hundreds of writers find their voice.
“Inspiring . . . connects writers to themselves at the deepest level.”
- S. J. Watson
“'If you’re burning to write a novel, this guide will fan the flames and help you discover your true talent.’”
- Laline Paull

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