Do you want to write a book?
Or…Do you want to write an un-freaking-believably amazing book that keeps readers up at night? An unforgettable book? A book they recommend to their friends and anyone else who will listen?
Writing Compelling Fiction will teach you how to do just that.
There’s much more to writing than just shoving thousands of words between the first page and the last page. Every element of the book—plots, scenes, characters, settings, dialogue—must work in concert to deliver that one-two punch of an unforgettable read.
New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump has taught thousands of authors how to write, and now she’s bringing that expertise to you. With easy-to-grasp advice and hands-on exercises, Writing Compelling Fiction will help you create a book that will turn your readers into lifelong fans who can’t wait for your next novel!
Brilliant, educational…one of the best how-to books I have read. Every author would benefit from having this in their writer’s toolbox. Not only does she illustrate how to, but she does an excellent job of spelling out the pitfalls and things many authors do that perhaps “shouldn’t” be done. From character development to plot, Ms. Jump explores every aspect of writing a story from beginning to end. It’s an entire weekend conference in one book.—Catherine Bybee, New York Times bestselling author
“Jam-packed with tools, tricks, and field-tested strategies, Shirley’s Jump’s direct, delightful book lives in the nitty-gritty between expedience and experience. It’s a charming, chatty writing guide that rewards rumination and revisits to help anyone craft compelling fiction.”—Damon Suede, award-winning author
“Clear and insightful, Writing Compelling Fiction is a gem of a book for both the novice and the veteran writer. Shirley’s experience as a teacher and presenter shines through…it’s an invaluable resource.”—Donna Alward, New York Times bestselling author
“No one knows the craft of writing better than Shirley Jump. Whether you’re writing your first novel or are an experienced author, Writing Compelling Fiction is a must-have addition to your writing library.”—Barbara Wallace, Amazon bestselling author.