My friend and writing mentor John Coyne has published a new writing guide.
For anyone who has a story that needs to be told … or who dreams of writing and publishing a novel … or who has ever thought, “I could have written that book!”
Now there is a practical, inspirational and dependable guidebook that will skillfully coach the first-time novelist from idea stage to publishable manuscript.
In HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL IN 100 DAYS, seven-time bestselling author and veteran writing teacher John Coyne guides the beginning or experienced novelist with a proven daily formula that he has used to write and publish a dozen widely read novels. Packed with advice, tips, encouragement, tasks, wisdom, questions and inspiration from Day 1 to Day 100, Coyne’s easy-to-follow manual will steer writers of all abilities to a finished, full-length, publishable manuscript in just over three months.
“The only two things you need to write a novel are the ability to write a simple English sentence and the desire to write,” says Coyne in the book’s introduction. “You can do it.”
That fundamental belief and Coyne’s unwavering encouragement permeate HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL IN 100 DAYS. It’s like having your own personal writing coach constantly at your side.
Coyne has devoted a lifetime to the written word—as a student, a writer, an author, an editor and a teacher. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature. He has been published in national magazines such as Smithsonian, Glamour, TV Guide and Travel & Leisure. He is the bestselling author of 12 novels and a total of more than 25 books of fiction and nonfiction in many genres, including mystery, horror, romance, sports, history and instructional/how to.
I recommend John’s book. I write nonfiction rather than fiction, but John has terrific guidance for writers of all stripes. In fact, I used his tips (in an earlier form) to help me write my first book, a sports narrative that was published by St. Martin’s Press.