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How not to write a novel : 200 classic mistakes and how to avoid them--a misstep
Mittelmark, Howard
Adult Nonfiction PN3365 .M58 2008

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. v
Part I - Plotp. 1
Chapter 1 - Beginnings and Setupsp. 5
Chapter 2 - Complications and Pacingp. 21
Chapter 3 - Endingsp. 41
Part II - Characterp. 53
Chapter 4 - Character Essentialsp. 55
Chapter 5 - Getting to Know Your Herop. 61
Chapter 6 - Sidekicks and Significant Othersp. 71
Chapter 7 - Bad Guysp. 85
Part III - Style-The Basicsp. 99
Chapter 8 - Words and Phrasesp. 101
Chapter 9 - Sentences and Paragraphsp. 113
Chapter 10 - Dialoguep. 131
Part IV - Style-Perspective and Voicep. 153
Chapter 11 - Narrative Stancep. 155
Chapter 12 - Interior Monologuep. 173
Part V - The World of the Bad Novelp. 187
Chapter 13 - Settingp. 191
Chapter 14 - Research and Historical Backgroundp. 199
Chapter 15 - Themep. 211
Part VI - Special Effects and Novelty Acts-Do Not Try this at Homep. 225
Part VII - How Not to Sell a Novelp. 239
Afterwordp. 257
Indexp. 259
About the Authorsp. 263


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