Tuesday, December 06, 2011

'How to write a novel with no dull parts'

A spiel in my email from some workshop-offering organization:

Ask any agent or editor what they're looking for in a novel and you'll hear the same thing: a story that grabs them and doesn't let go, long after they've read the last page. Easier said than done, right?


Regardless of the genre you write in or the length of your novel, you can learn and apply the techniques used by successful authors to reel in buyers (and readers!).

In Writing a Novel They Can't Put Down, writing teacher and bestselling thriller author James Scott Bell reveals the essentials you need to sell in today's competitive marketplace. Over the course of this 2 1/2-hour workshop, you'll learn:

  • The secret to a high-stakes objective
  • How to create the strongest confrontation possible
  • What it means to knock out the reader at the end
  • Crafting unforgettable characters and great scenes
  • Exercises for coaxing out the extras in your characters
  • How to write a novel with no dull parts
  • And much more!

Ready to get your novel out of the slush pile and on to the bestseller charts? Sign up for Writing a Novel They Can’t Put Down today

So simple! You almost don't need to take the workshop at all, unless you need material for characters who are depressed, failed writers who attend workshops that tell them how to write a novel that can't miss.

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