Writing for Love
How to Write a Novel in Eleven Easy Steps
By Chrissie Manby
The bestselling author on how to write a novel (also contains exclusive first four chapters of her new novel WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS)
Practical, inspiring, and filled with her trademark wit and charm, Chrissie Manby describes the writing process - from where she gets her ideas to a practical guide to planning the structure of a novel. A must-read for chick-lit fans and aspiring authors.
EXCLUSIVE: contains chapters 1-4 of Chrissie's novel WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS.
Chrissie Manby is the author of twenty romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.
Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can't walk in.
You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.
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- Publication date:
17 May 2012
- Page count:
Hodder & Stoughton
Praise for WRITING FOR LOVE:
'Writing For Love is a short yet very useful writing guide, drawing on Chrissie's own experiences as a bestselling author to provide some helpful information for those who dream of being published. Even if you're not an aspiring chick-lit novelist, Writing For Love is a great read for Chrissie Manby fans who would like to find out a bit more about the author. I'd highly recommend it. 5/5'
Praise for Chrissie Manby:
'Be prepared to get completely lost in this deliciously funny read' *****
on CRAZY IN LOVE
'Destined to keep you up until the small hours' **** — Daily Mirror on CRAZY IN LOVE
Smartly written, extremely readable, and gives us a fascinating and funny glimpse into the dark side of love — Heat
'Dry wit that sits just beneath the surface . . . A delicious read' — Daily Mail
'Nothing short of brilliant' — Marie Claire