How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours PDF Û Write a

How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours PDF Û Write a

10 thoughts on “How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours

  1. Amanda Butler Amanda Butler says:

    This book is a mixture of pretension humble bragging and helpful adviceWithin the first page Mayne discredits NaNoWriMo as not being a “real” writing marathon – “I think marathon writing a real writing marathon – not NaNoWriMo 30 day writing is great training for a writer” – and then proceeds to list information that NaNoWriMo writers already utilize Thing is Mayne presents this as new revolutionary information The very next sentence says “What you produce doesn’t have to be released to the unsuspecting public” – that is a core goal of NaNoWriMo simply getting your work on the page and finishing it But Mayne’s writing marathon is somehow better elite and worthy of advice giving than anything NaNoWriMo can offer though it is never explained why turning NaNoWriMo into a punchline Context I LOVE NaNoWriMo and I try to do it every year This does not mean that every writing marathon must be in competition with NaNoWriMoAt the beginning of the first chapter Mayne writes “I’m not talking about writing the next Game of Thrones opus Although it would be wonderful if GRR could pick up the pace just a little bit” This disappointed me Authors owe the reader nothing George RR Martin will write at his own pace and this line does nothing but insult the successful author’s writing process in a pitiful attempt to add humor I am happy that the book addresses novellas Novellas were my stepping stone to writing novels and I am currently planning my next novella Novellas do not get enough attention in my opinion so it’s nice to read about them He’s right to write “There’s been a renaissance of the novella thanks to ebooks”Mayne’s advice can be best utilized by someone without a typical 9 5 schedule He mentions writing until early in the morning to fall asleep and wake up five hours later to type again until the afternoon While this sounds like a great personal writing retreat it is simply not do able on just any day For me personally it would have to be on a weekendI did love the uote “When you want to write something really really fast stick to all the stuff in your head”According to this book listening to earbuds to tune out the world means the listener is a sociopath – “I just use them to tune out the world – which probably means I’m a sociopath” Or you know it could mean you want to listen to music or silence while wanting to work on a projectThe humble bragging is obnoxious Not only does he mention that he was working on a television show but he also states that he has written books than JK Rowling His pretension follows it regarding a paragraph dedicated to Star Wars “He changed the title and millions of nerds went along with itYou have only yourselves to blame” I understand this was all in the name of humor but there were no direct punchlines only snarky remarksThrough this short book Mayne comes off as condescending and pretentious The book could have used some editing as well with multiple grammatical errors I did enjoy the marketing ideas at the end of the book as I found new information that I will use when marketing my own work

  2. Alexis Alexis says:

    This short ebook includes some good practical tips but I was looking for structural advice about plotting outlining and actually writing a novella However this is a good uick read for people starting out Except for this part which came after some solid advice about conflict and character goals This bothered meSome genres thrive on meandering plot lines that never really go anywhere Romance and period books are often really just about spending time inside that world Readers pick these books up for escapism not clever plot twists or information They just want to be somewhere else while they read them When you write these kinds of stories it's okay to take all the time you please Often enough in those stories once the relationship is consummated it's all downhill from there anywayRomance novellas sell incredibly well and writing about them in such an offhand condescending and uninformed way put me off and almost made me uit reading

  3. Rachel Rachel says:

    This book had some interesting advise I bought it for the chapter on writing a novella in 24 hours which sounds tiring but fun Yet it also had some other good stuff to like the promoting your book ideas some of which I will try For some reason though it just didn't feel all that memorable It was well written but short but I already know that In one chapter it seemed like he was just giving a personal story without much advice But each chapter had different advice on accomplishing the topic The main point of the book was to encourage the writer's writing which was very good I personally like the advice at the end of the chapter The Curse of the Creative Mind Thanks for the tips and encouraging read

  4. Marian Marian says:

    Good insight Review to come

  5. Caitlyn Lynch Caitlyn Lynch says:

    So I have a tendency to buy and hoard fortunately electronic copies of self help writing books A while ago I had the idea of starting a regular blog column called Non Fiction Fridays where I'd read and review them and hopefully garner a collection of the best snippets for my own future reference too You'll be able to find all these reviews in the Writing Advice Books section under the Reviews tab I'm going to start with Andrew Mayne's How To Write A Novella In 24 Hours And Other uestionable and Possibly Insane Advice On Creativity For Writers Now you may have heard of Mayne as a magician illusionist but he's also a very successful independently published author of scifi and thriller fiction the #94 author on all at the time of writing this post HTWANI24H which is an utterly ridiculous acronym for a book but I couldn't figure out any other way to shorten it is only 90 pages which isn't a lot of book for 399 It needs to be packed full of some really good information to be good value for money at that price though it is in the Kindle Unlimited program too This book doesn't get into any of the nitty gritty of writing techniue or any of the details of how to self publish If that's the information you're looking for this isn't the book for you Go buy On Writing for the first and Let's Get Digital for the second What it does is share in an approachable and friendly way Mayne's own methods for writing a novella defined as a 17500 40000 word work of fiction in a very short period of time along with some other helpful tidbits This book isn't really for the experienced writer Mayne's advice is simple and can be boiled down to neat soundbites like Know what your story is before you sit down to write it which could lead to a in depth discussion about plotting methods but doesn't Instead Mayne talks about choosing which ideas to work on and sticking with them even if you run out of steam a classic mistake many aspiring authors make Probably my favourite piece of advice in the entire book is one which as a book critic and reviewer as well as an author I wish authors took to heart and that is Learn to embrace criticism Ignore reviews at your own peril; they are a major tool to help you improve your skills especially if you're self editing I can't tell you how many authors I've seen get up in arms because a reviewer pointed out a factual inaccuracy or unconscious racism in their work instead of thanking the reviewer for taking the time to read it and provide valuable feedback This is a very approachable read and probably most helpful for someone who struggles to finish off stories or is suffering from impostor syndrome considering some of the great examples given in the book I don't think it's worth 399 I'm pretty sure I bought it during a 99¢ promo but if you have KU or can pick it up on a promo it's definitely worth a read I'm giving it 4 stars mainly because I think he needed to talk about plotting and fleshing out your plots before you start to write

  6. Melissa Storm Melissa Storm says:

    I read a lot of writing and business books and just didn't find that this one added anything new to the conversation If you're looking for a uick read and of a general overview of what it is to be a writer andor self publisher check it out It wasn't for me but that doesn't mean there isn't value here for the right audience

  7. Bill Tillman Bill Tillman says:

    I read this little gem in less than 24 hours It was a fun enjoyable and action packed instructional

  8. Kate Kate says:

    uick easy read packed with good tips The title chapter may not apply directly if you have things like a family who won't allow you to disappear on a 24 hour writing retreat some day but the advice is great and I found lots that I could apply to my situation even if it takes me a week to draft a novella Nothing really groundbreaking if you've read other books in increasing writing productivity marketing etc but this book presents it all in a clear and entertaining way and the chapter on cover design offers some interesting insights even if you always use a cover artist And like I said it was a uick read Only took me a few hours even considering distractionsThe author could probably read it in 30 minutes ;

  9. Alexia Purdy Alexia Purdy says:

    Interesting and full of examples tips and timesavers I'd say this is for authors starting out or even already published but not expert level It's very informative and I did pick up some tips that I've never heard of before in other writing how to's Short and sweet and it gets to the point without being dry Definitely kept my attention with interesting writing and the examples were perfect Thanks for a great reference to add to my collection

  10. Treasure Malian Treasure Malian says:

    InformativeVery informative straight to the point He gives enough detail without dragging to reach his point I definitely recommend this to all writers and aspiring writers

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How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours ➦ How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours Ebook ➬ Author Andrew Mayne – Andrew Mayne star of AE’s Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne and ranked the fifth best selling independent author of the year by UK presents insider advice from marathon writing to how to create a professio Andrew Mayne star of AE’s Don’t Trust Write a Epub ß Andrew Mayne and ranked the fifth best selling independent author of the year by UK presents insider advice from marathon writing to how to create a professional book cover in just ten minutes Also included is a bonus section of free and almost free ways to promote your ebook How to write a novella in hours How to start building your empire How long should a story be How to Epub / How to write a bestselling novel on your iPhone The secret to making a book cover that mostly doesn’t suck in minutes or less Why you're staring at a blank screen One Weird Trick to Boost Your Creativity Your worst idea may be your greatest Managing criticism The Curse of a Creative Mind free and almost free ways to promote you ebook.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 90 pages
  • How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours
  • Andrew Mayne
  • English
  • 18 May 2016