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If you dream of writing a novel but don't know how to get started, let me take you step by step through my novel-writing guide for beginners.


Learn how to turn your big ideas into a full-length story, how to outline and structure your novel, how to develop characters so they'll walk off the page, and how to polish, publish, and promote your work—and more.


It won't be long until you're ready to share your novel with the world.



(Write Right: Novel Writing for Beginners is suitable for emergent writers too.)


Joy Lynn Goddard teamed up with her husband, Daniel Pike, to write contemporary adult fiction. Both their novels, Moonshadow and The Keepers, have won Canada Book Awards. Besides novels, they wrote Buyers, Liars, Sellers and Yellers, a collection of humorous short stories about the real estate industry. Although she is well know for her young adult and junior fiction—starting with the award-winning Daredevils and including Hello, my name is Emily, Charlie's Song, Jazz, When Pigs Fly, and Mrs. Maloney's Garden—her adult novels are attracting wide-ranging attention, with each crisscrossing romance, mystery, and suspense genres.


Joy and Dan divide their time between Guelph and Belleville, Ontario, where they spend time with a growing family when not working on their next book.