This Year You Write Your Novel

By Walter Mosley (Trade Paperback, 2009)
No more excuses. "Let the lawn get shaggy and the paint peel from the walls," bestselling novelist Walter Mosley advises. Anyone can write a novel now, and in this essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Walter Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish it in one year. Mosley tells how to:
- Create a daily writing regimen to fit any writer's needs--and how to stick to it.
- Determine the narrative voice that's right for every writer's style.
- Get past those first challenging sentences and into the heart of a story.

Intended as both inspiration and instruction, THIS YEAR YOU WRITE YOUR NOVEL provides the tools to turn out a first draft painlessly and then revise it into something finer.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $10.00 US/$11.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316065498

    • On Sale Date: 01/08/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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No more excuses. "Let the lawn get shaggy and the paint peel from the walls," bestselling novelist Walter Mosley advises. Anyone can write a novel now, and in this essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Walter Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish it in one year. Mosley tells how to:
- Create a daily writing regimen to fit any writer's needs--and how to stick to it.
- Determine the narrative voice that's right for every writer's style.
- Get past those first challenging sentences and into the heart of a story.

Intended as both inspiration and instruction, THIS YEAR YOU WRITE YOUR NOVEL provides the tools to turn out a first draft painlessly and then revise it into something finer.

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries including national bestsellers Blonde Faith, Cinnamon Kiss, Little Scarlet, Bad Boy Brawly Brown, the Fearless Jones series including Fearless Jones and Fear Itself, the novels Blue Light and RL's Dream, and two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and Walkin' the Dog. He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.
  • "It's amazing how much good information Walter Mosley has packed into this short volume on writing....Mosley's book addresses a specific situation that many would-be writers face: how to get that first novel written....this book provides common sense tips as well as inspiration for the many people who want to get that novel out of their heads and onto the page." (Charlotte Observer).

  • "[Walter Mosley] has penned a marvelously encouraging and-far more important-useful guide to writing."
    (San Diego Union Tribune).

  • "In This Year You Write Your Novel, the prolific and highly stylized writer Walter Mosley shares indispensable tips, tools, practical advice and wisdom on how to write your first novel." (Ebony).

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This Year You Write Your Novel
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $10.00 US/$11.00 CAN
  • Pages: 128
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316065498
  • On Sale Date: 01/08/2009
This Year You Write Your Novel