How To Write A Novel
Minimum price
Suggested price

How To Write A Novel

About the Book

Joseph looks at the elements of a novel and writing styles to prepare you to write a novel. He walks through the process of building a plot from scratch with tips, and shows how to write a story's first chapter. The book is packed with over 160 examples of writing techniques, and includes a glossary of writing terms.

About the Author

Joseph Pietro
Joseph Pietro

Joseph Pietro is a pseudonym for the author who has written four novels and dozens of short stories. Joseph was a judge for a short-story competition, and was ranked in an international short-story contest. He was an English instructor at private schools and taught plot and story writing.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction PART 1: Premise Plot : Character (in plot) Subplot Motif Theme Setting Symbolism Amy and the Overlord (plot build) PART 2: Styles of writing sentences Character Dialogue Writing techniques and devices: Foreshadowing Backstory Withholding information in the story Plot twist Formula plot Descriptive writing Tight writing : Don't be vague Descriptive passages (in tight writing) Succinct writing Specificity and writing clearly Scenes & chapters Amy and the Overlord A final word Appendix Glossary

The Leanpub 60 Day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

Now, this is technically risky for us, since you'll have the book or course files either way. But we're so confident in our products and services, and in our authors and readers, that we're happy to offer a full money back guarantee for everything we sell.

You can only find out how good something is by trying it, and because of our 100% money back guarantee there's literally no risk to do so!

So, there's no reason not to click the Add to Cart button, is there?

See full terms...

80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)

In fact, authors have earnedover $13 millionwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub