Written in a clear, crisp style by a successful novelist and teacher, this book is perfect for beginners or professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Topics include: creating sizzling characters, developing a compelling premise, telling a riveting story, bringing the story to climax, resolving the conflict, and establishing appropriate viewpoint.

How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling 1987, St. Martin's Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312010447

10th edition