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Take Your Writing to New Heights & Learn How to Write a Novel

This month's premium collection--Write Great Fiction--spotlights the art of writing fiction. Whether your goal is to learn how to write fiction or write a novel in 30 days, this special collection can take your writing to new heights.

This month's premium collection--Write Great Fiction--spotlights the art of writing fiction. Whether your goal is to learn how to write fiction or write a novel in 30 days, this special collection can take your writing to new heights.

If Your Goal is to Write a Novel in 30 Days...

If your goal is to write a novel in 30 days, then you will find this special edition of Writer's Digest to be immensely helpful. This digital issue guides you through the process of writing a novel from start to finish. You'll find articles on outlining, revising, and characterization to help you develop your story. Also included is a set of worksheets to keep your story on track and a calendar with suggested daily goals for motivation.

The Basics of Learning to Write Fiction

Crafting a successful novel and learning to write fiction can be challenging. But the Write Great Fiction collection can help make the writing process easier. With more than 1,000 pages of detailed guidance on how to write a fiction book, this collection of books is a must-have for any writer. It includes Plot & Structureand Revision & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell, Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress, Dialogueby Gloria Kempton, and Description & Setting by Ron Rozelle. Use this collection to learn how to write fiction. Explore the elements of a fiction book, discover how to develop an engaging plot, master your story's setting, and much more!

More Tools for Writing a Novel or Fiction Book

The Write Great Fiction collection also contains a workshop and webinars on writing fiction. The Write Great Fiction Independent Study Workshop is a great way to fine-tune your fiction writing skills. This workshop is a compilation of five of the most popular writing courses from Writer's Digest University. Since it is an independent study, you can complete writing assignments and lessons at your own pace. If you're looking for webinars on writing, listen to The Write Great Fiction Webinar Series. This is a set of three on-demand webinars that cover how to build a solid story structure, how to craft sizzling dialogue, and how to make your characters come to life.

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