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W. Somerset Maugham famously said, "There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are." From the standpoint that every novel is unique, Maugham had a point. But, are there fundamentals inherent in writing long-form fiction? Yes. Are these basics properly termed "rules"? Might be a stretch, but, considering literary license is in play, it’s probably ok. Are there just three? Not hardly. However, a clear elucidation of the "rules" and how to use them is just what longtime author-editor William Noble delivers in "Three Rules for Writing a Novel." To guide you through the art and craft of writing your novel, Noble starts by asking three questions: • What’s happening? • Where am I? • Who am I? He then uses the answers to help you create a solid foundation for developing your story. Employing anecdotes and examples liberally, Noble demonstrates how to add motivation to your story, establish a sense of place, create tension, develop characters, use dialogue, and more. Get a copy of "Three Rules for Writing a Novel" and save yourself time and heartache. See you on the bestseller lists. "...the 'What' section [alone] makes this book a truly invaluable and unique resource for writers of all levels.” —Amazon.com review

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