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“For many would-be novelists, finding ideas isn’t the problem – the hard part is turning them into a full-length novel of publishable quality.” – Caroline Taggart

All the tools you need for writing and publishing a successful novel

The Novel-Writer's Toolkit, edited by Caroline Taggart

The Novel-Writer’s Toolkit is unique among guides for creative writers, as it combines clear practical advice and insider information on fiction-writing skills from successful authors and publishing professionals, with comprehensive listings of who to contact at publishers, professional organizations, courses and competitions.
The result is the next-best thing to a direct line to many of the top names and most useful contacts in publishing – a truly invaluable resource for both would-be and practising novel writers.

Included:
Advice on the Realities of Being a Novelist, Outlining and Plotting, Creating your Characters, Setting, Dialogue, Telling the Story, Structure and Style, The Final Edit
Insider’s Information from authors including Simon Brett, Sophie Hannah and Caroline Taggart, and publishing experts such as Penelope Hoare, Jane Friedman and Jonathan Pegg. Includes tips on submitting proposals, negotiating contracts, sales and marketing, ebooks, legal issues and the publishing process.
Directory including UK & Irish Book Publishers, Agencies & Consultancies, Literary Consultants & Editorial Services, Useful Organizations, Online Resources, Bursaries, Fellowships & Grants, Writing & Publishing Courses, Competitions & Prizes, and Festivals & Conferences. Find out which publishers specialize in which subjects, email addresses of specific contacts, submission guidelines, online links to further information and more.

Editor Caroline Taggart is the author of the bestselling I Used to Know That and co-author of My Grammar and I (or should that be ‘Me’?). Her Book of English Place Names has just been published. She has worked in publishing for over 30 years, is a regular speaker at literary festivals, and is frequently invited to appear on radio and television. She lives in London.
The Novel-Writer’s Toolkit edited by Caroline Taggart is published by David & Charles on 26 May 2011 in paperback at £9.99

For a review copy, more information, request for an interview with Caroline Taggart or to set up a discounted reader offer, contact Susie Hallam Marketing and PR

susiehallam1@gmail.com T: 07761 836782

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