The Weekend Novelist

by Robert J. Ray

Paperback, 1994




New York : Dell Pub., c1994.


Who doesn't dream of writing a novel while holding on to their day job? Robert J. Ray and co-author Bret Norris can help readers do just that, with this practical and accessible step-by-step guide to completing a novel in just a year's worth of weekends. THE WEEKEND NOVELIST shows writers at all levels how to divide their writing time into weekend work sessions, and how to handle character, scene, and plot. This new, revised version is far more skills-based than its predecessor, and includes both classic and contemporary literature models, contains a sample Novel in Progress, and at the end offers readers the choice to rewrite their novel, draft a memoir, or turn their rough draft into a screenplay. Readers for a decade have been instructed and inspired by THE WEEKEND NOVELIST. This new edition will help many more strive to realize their writing potential.… (more)

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A 52-weekend course that takes you, step-by-step, through the task of completing a novel.

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LibraryThing member PacificBlue
I found the author's style quite dry, but the book itself hugely helpful in allowing me as a new writer, to construct something logically. I've since purchased the Weekend Novelist's redrafting one (sorry, forgotten the name until it arrives) because I expect the same help there, now that I've
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written the first draft.
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LibraryThing member harleyqgrayson02
This book is okay. It has some very helpful tips on writing novels. It also gave me some ideas for writing a novel one day
LibraryThing member Greymowser
Best book on writing.
LibraryThing member TobinElliott
I won't rate this one, because I didn't come close to finishing. A little too basic for me.



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