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A Novel in a Year

(2007)
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'The art of writing,' Kingsley Amis said, 'is the art of applying the seat of one's trousers to the seat of one's chair.' So start now. Take up a notebook and pen, and write one sentence...

Can you write a novel in a year? If you simply sit back and think about the enormity of writing a book, it will seem like a vast and unconquerable task, impossibly daunting. The way to make it less daunting is to break it down into its constituent parts, to do it bit by bit. Over the chapters herein, different aspects of technique are divided up into bite size chunks, the better to aid digestion. The book will look at different aspects of writing, with set exercises to help the reader along in their confidence and technique. It is designed to be read a chapter a week, with the aim of the fledgling writer having a body of material at the year's end which should form a solid start to their novel. Deeply practical, with sound advice at every stage, A Novel In A Year is essential reading for any would-be novelist.

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June 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Novel in a Year: A Novelist's Guide to Being a Novelist
Author(s): Louise Doughty
ISBN: 1-84737-070-5 / 978-1-84737-070-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Novel in a Year: From First Page to Last in 52 Weeks
Author(s): Louise Doughty
ISBN: 0-06-168638-7 / 978-0-06-168638-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Novel in a Year: A Novelist's Guide to Being a Novelist
Author(s): Louise Doughty
ISBN: 1-84739-079-X / 978-1-84739-079-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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September 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Novel in a Year: A Novelist's Guide to Being a Novelist
Author(s): Louise Doughty
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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