The most important thing to know about writing a novel is this: You can do it. And if you’ve already written one, you can write an even better one. My guide to writing a novel has all my secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process.
I’m extremely psyched that New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs said this is “The best how-to-write-a-novel book I’ve read.”
Praise for my guide to writing a novel
In case you don’t take my word on this one:
“Nathan Bransford’s primer is full of thoughtful, time-proven advice on how to write a novel. Nathan can sound both like a reassuring friend and a tough, no-nonsense coach. Whatever kind of novel you’re writing, Nathan’s insights will make you think about your process and help you find your own way to success.”
– Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of DOWNFALL
“Nathan Bransford is sharp, thoughtful, and a must-read for all aspiring authors. His advice is not only funny and insightful, it’s essential for writers at any stage in their careers.”
– Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of SHATTER ME
Nathan Bransford’s book on how to write a novel is smart, generous and funny as hell. Read it. No matter where you are in your writing life, whether you’re on your first book or are a grizzled, multi published veteran, you’ll find practical advice to help you through the process — and plenty of wisdom to inspire you along the journey.
– Lisa Brackmann, author of ROCK PAPER TIGER
Equal parts encouraging and butt-kicking, hilarious and wise, Nathan Bransford’s no-nonsense manifesto talks you through the process of getting the book of your dreams out of your head and onto the page. Whether you’ve been writing for five minutes or fifty years, this is the guide for you.
– Sarah McCarry, author of ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS
Most importantly, thanks to all of you for reading and commenting on this blog and making this whole thing possible and so much fun. You guys are the best. I couldn’t have created this guide to writing a novel without you.