November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and scores of authors are prepping to write their masterpiece (or at least, 50,000 words of it!) over the course of the month. 30 days, 50,000 words… It seems a bit daunting. Well, that’s where your library is here to help! Whether you’ve been planning out your novel since last November or are just considering the possibility right now, WPPL has plenty of helpful books to get you started.
Since we’ll be covering so much ground, I’ll be breaking up this topic into a series of more focused lists, so no matter which part of your writing needs work, you’ll be able to find the right book for you! Keep an eye out throughout the month for more booklists!
Today, we’ll focus on books for getting started. How to set up your novel, get those creative juices flowing, and strengthen your writing!
Write Your Novel in a Month: How to Complete a First Draft in 30 Days and What to Do Next by Jeff Gerke
No Plot? No Problem! A Low Stress, High Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty
Storyville! An Illustrated Guide to Writing Fiction by John Dufresne and Evan Wondolowski
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway
Your Writing Coach: From Concepts to Characters, from Pitch to Publication by Jurgen Wolff
Crafting Novels and Short Stories: The Complete Guide to Writing Great Fiction by Scott Bell
Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel by Elizabeth George
How to Craft a Great Story: How to Master Plot, Structure and Form in Your Creative Process by Chris Sykes