The Weekend Novelist

by Robert J. Ray

Paperback, 1994




New York : Dell Pub., c1994.


Robert J. Ray and coauthor Bret Norris can help readers write a novel while holding on to a day job, with this accessible step-by-step guide to completing a novel in just a year's worth of weekends. The Weekend Novelist shows writers of 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 more skills-based than its predecessor, 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.--From publisher description.

Media reviews

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

User reviews

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 written the first draft.
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.



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