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Writing A Novel Has Never Been Easier! Have you ever wanted to write a book, but could never get started? Maybe you gave up after getting bogged down in silly plot problems? You are NOT ALONE. Most people who try and write a novel give up or fail miserably. If you need help writing your novel, you need look no further. Publisher, editor and writer, Jim Driver, reveals ma Writing A Novel Has Never Been Easier! Have you ever wanted to write a book, but could never get started? Maybe you gave up after getting bogged down in silly plot problems? You are NOT ALONE. Most people who try and write a novel give up or fail miserably. If you need help writing your novel, you need look no further. Publisher, editor and writer, Jim Driver, reveals many of the secrets the experts use to write bestselling novels. He says: "Taking inspiration from the Pulp Fiction writers of the 1940s and 1950s, showed me how to banish writers' block forever. I also discovered the easiest way to create and plot commercial novels." Know What Your Readers Will Buy Before You Write A Word "Writing your novel should be fun and it can be easy. But you have to know how to motivate yourself and reach a point where the words will not stop flowing out of you." How To Write A Novel – The Simple Way Take action now: use the LOOK INSIDE feature (above) to see how valuable the information inside this short eBook (less than 14,000 words). You need solid information, not useless flannel. I'm confident this will be the last book you need to read before you write your bestselling novel.


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Writing A Novel Has Never Been Easier! Have you ever wanted to write a book, but could never get started? Maybe you gave up after getting bogged down in silly plot problems? You are NOT ALONE. Most people who try and write a novel give up or fail miserably. If you need help writing your novel, you need look no further. Publisher, editor and writer, Jim Driver, reveals ma Writing A Novel Has Never Been Easier! Have you ever wanted to write a book, but could never get started? Maybe you gave up after getting bogged down in silly plot problems? You are NOT ALONE. Most people who try and write a novel give up or fail miserably. If you need help writing your novel, you need look no further. Publisher, editor and writer, Jim Driver, reveals many of the secrets the experts use to write bestselling novels. He says: "Taking inspiration from the Pulp Fiction writers of the 1940s and 1950s, showed me how to banish writers' block forever. I also discovered the easiest way to create and plot commercial novels." Know What Your Readers Will Buy Before You Write A Word "Writing your novel should be fun and it can be easy. But you have to know how to motivate yourself and reach a point where the words will not stop flowing out of you." How To Write A Novel – The Simple Way Take action now: use the LOOK INSIDE feature (above) to see how valuable the information inside this short eBook (less than 14,000 words). You need solid information, not useless flannel. I'm confident this will be the last book you need to read before you write your bestselling novel.

30 review for How To Write A Novel The Easy Way Using The Pulp Fiction Method To Write Better Novels: Writing Skills

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mathew Carruthers

    Great strategies As my title says, great strategies and pointers for ironing out the writing process and getting your work to the masses. Lots of great advice, from how to come up with story ideas to forming an outline to editing your final draft. Granted, most of these strategies are addressed in other writer's guides, but the angle here, that of writing like the great pulp authors of the past, is the major selling point. Do it fast, do it well, but above all else, just do it and get it out ther Great strategies As my title says, great strategies and pointers for ironing out the writing process and getting your work to the masses. Lots of great advice, from how to come up with story ideas to forming an outline to editing your final draft. Granted, most of these strategies are addressed in other writer's guides, but the angle here, that of writing like the great pulp authors of the past, is the major selling point. Do it fast, do it well, but above all else, just do it and get it out there. I believe I'll take that to heart.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Prakash Sharma

    Is it really so easy to write a novel? "The usual advice doled out to beginners is that they should write what they know. That was a good tip in the days before the Internet, Google Street View, and Wikipedia. Now it’s so easy to research places, dates, and people this advice no longer applies. I say you should write what you read." Yes, Jim is right. This book is very helpful in drafting a novel. A practical approach adopted the author himself. This book includes lots of basics of novel writing a Is it really so easy to write a novel? "The usual advice doled out to beginners is that they should write what they know. That was a good tip in the days before the Internet, Google Street View, and Wikipedia. Now it’s so easy to research places, dates, and people this advice no longer applies. I say you should write what you read." Yes, Jim is right. This book is very helpful in drafting a novel. A practical approach adopted the author himself. This book includes lots of basics of novel writing and great tips, step by step.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Adrienne Thompson

    This book is one that all aspiring authors need to add to their library. Wonderful step-by-step writing tips for newbie and seasoned writers alike. Highly recommend!! Adrienne Thompson Author of the Bluesday Series

  4. 5 out of 5

    Yzabel Ginsberg

    Way too basic (and with too little information about actual pulp fiction writers and their exact methods—no examples aplenty here). Might be useful to someone who's really a beginner, but even then, some of the advice here is too close to inciting people to rehash stories.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lan Chan

    As many others have mentioned, this one was aimed more at novice writers who are just beginning. That's not necessarily a bad thing but more established writers probably won't benefit from this one as much. Mind you, it was worth it just for the simple affirmation that we shouldn't think too much as writers and should just write!

  6. 4 out of 5

    A.M.

    Driver has been an editor, presided over a small publishing house, and he’s also a ghost writer. Tragically this isn’t about writing pulp fiction. *sad face* But it is good, succinct writing advice. He goes through, plot, structure, the three act setup etc. All in less than 15k words. Forget about being a critic. You are a craftsman and you need to read your work as words and sentences on a page. Ask yourself these questions: Does it make sense? Is what I am trying to say clear and to the point? Does Driver has been an editor, presided over a small publishing house, and he’s also a ghost writer. Tragically this isn’t about writing pulp fiction. *sad face* But it is good, succinct writing advice. He goes through, plot, structure, the three act setup etc. All in less than 15k words. Forget about being a critic. You are a craftsman and you need to read your work as words and sentences on a page. Ask yourself these questions: Does it make sense? Is what I am trying to say clear and to the point? Does it advance the story in some way? If the answer to every one of these questions is yes, then what you’ve written is good enough. If not, you just need to edit. I’ll show you how to do that later. (Kindle Locations 81-85). He points out that the beautifully crafted literary fiction is not, and never has been, the big seller in the book industry. So why try to be that author? Unless you have a burning ambition… [These days Kindle Spy can tell you EXACTLY how much money the poorly written fiction is making, and it’s soul destroying.] A lot of the things Driver talks about here, I have heard in other places, read in other books (most written after his) especially from people like Chris Fox or Nick Stephenson. It’s becoming standard advice for indie or self publishing authors. And I get it, but I admit that for me trying to guess the market feels dishonest. That’s just me. I could not write a military sci-fi book because that’s what’s selling… mostly because that’s not a genre that interests me. I haven’t read it. It would be foolish in the extreme to write a genre you haven’t read. Believe me, I’ve seen articles from people who tried to do that and not unexpectedly, they crashed and burned. But it is possible to veer your work into a sub-genre that you DO know. You like romance? Write a saga romance. They’re big sellers. You know the ones; you follow the love lives of all of the one family, or all of the workers at one fire station, or all of the staff at a hotel. Or whatever. You love mystery writing? Try writing a cosy mystery. He says to plot it all out. And he votes for Scrivener as your writing software. (yay. Don’t we all?) He also has a link to a free copy of his plotting book. Ooh. I’m off to get that now. 4 stars

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    The premise of this work seems to be that you don't need to be a great or even good writer to be published anymore, you just need to be prolific at it to make money. In an age where it's possible to self publish, the author basically encourages the reader to pick a time period, location, and characters and throw together whatever comes to mind as quickly as possible. To him, you should be able to write a draft in just one week. The more you produce, the more money you'll make, which is no doubt The premise of this work seems to be that you don't need to be a great or even good writer to be published anymore, you just need to be prolific at it to make money. In an age where it's possible to self publish, the author basically encourages the reader to pick a time period, location, and characters and throw together whatever comes to mind as quickly as possible. To him, you should be able to write a draft in just one week. The more you produce, the more money you'll make, which is no doubt why he mentions his other titles throughout. And don't worry about pesky editors, just be your own. Anyone can be a published author, why not you? If you've ever taken a High School English class, you'll already know the "tips" he gives which is nothing more than the Three Act story structure. He may term what you learned as the Rising Action the Inciting Incident, but it's the same. Instead of using actual written works to illustrate his points, he uses the movie "Meet The Parents." If you're looking for something that's helpful, well thought out and based in actual literature, this book isn't it. You'd be better off guest attending a HS English class. It was clear from the start that the author was writing this just for profit. There is some credibility in the practice makes perfect idea but I dread the onslaught of trash this book and other's like it are encouraging in the process.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Rand

    It was rather short and basic, and pushed you towards his other books, but I got it for free so I can't complain too much.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jon Cronshaw

    Good intro to writing commercial fiction I've read a lot of books on writing craft and really enjoyed the author's take on writing clear, well-known structured fiction that readers want to read. There's a good introduction to structuring and outlining a novel, and some excellent advice on generating and developing ideas.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Some good tips and a really fast read. I thought Driver's idea of doing research after you're done writing to be a caution for me to avoid going overboard on the research. It was in line w/Fox's "5k wph", but Fox's had more detail.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Suzannah

    This book might be helpful for an author who's only just starting, but it contained nothing I didn't know already.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Steven Malone

    Writing to a pulp. Good stuff here. Solid and sound. Good technics for speeding up the process. Good reminders. However,much of it is not new.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Michael Sigler

    Simple and to the point; nothing exactly ground breaking, but alot of helpful tips nonetheless.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Charlie Tidmore

    I have never read a book so simple and easy to follow. The author hits the nail on the head. I was so inspired after reading this book, that I wrote a shell of a story off the top of my head. When I realized I was a "panster", I looked for more books and found one on outlining. That was enough to say screw it, I'm buying the entire set of books. I will dedicate my first book to Mr. Driver!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Manuel Antão

    The Curse of the Blue Meth: "How To Write A Novel The Easy Way Using The Pulp Fiction Method To Write Better Novels: Writing Skills" by Jim Driver, Jack Davies A/N: Hi Ladys and Gentleman, I am writing this fiction for one reason and one reason only; angrykiller90210 said I couldn't do it! They said I couldn't stick with anything. Well, this will be proof positive and it will be awesome! I'll do this in 3 parts, below is just the intro which doesn't count towards those 3. Like the Hobbit movie. (btw The Curse of the Blue Meth: "How To Write A Novel The Easy Way Using The Pulp Fiction Method To Write Better Novels: Writing Skills" by Jim Driver, Jack Davies A/N: Hi Ladys and Gentleman, I am writing this fiction for one reason and one reason only; angrykiller90210 said I couldn't do it! They said I couldn't stick with anything. Well, this will be proof positive and it will be awesome! I'll do this in 3 parts, below is just the intro which doesn't count towards those 3. Like the Hobbit movie. (btw, I'll finish the last parts of my other Breaking Bad story later, btw.)    Seeya, From,   A Budding Author.       It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...it was 6 o'clock...   If you're into reviews disguised as stories (or vice-versa), read the rest of the story on my blog. Otherwise you'll have better things to do with your time.

  16. 4 out of 5

    John Rossman

    I'll get back to this one later.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Walch

    No matter where you are in your journey as a writer—rank beginner, intermediate, advanced or old pro—How to Write A Novel The Easy Way Using The Pulp Fiction Method by Jim Driver has something to offer you and you need to read it. After forty-plus years of ghostwriting technical books and manuals for the electric and electronics industries, and after writing and publishing many short stories under a handful of pen names, I consider myself to be one of those “old Pros.” They say that you can’t te No matter where you are in your journey as a writer—rank beginner, intermediate, advanced or old pro—How to Write A Novel The Easy Way Using The Pulp Fiction Method by Jim Driver has something to offer you and you need to read it. After forty-plus years of ghostwriting technical books and manuals for the electric and electronics industries, and after writing and publishing many short stories under a handful of pen names, I consider myself to be one of those “old Pros.” They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, well, Jim Driver taught this old dog a few new tricks with this book.  I’m old enough to remember the golden age of pulp fiction, even if it peaked two years after I was born. I have some very fond memories of reading most of pulp fiction magazines and authors that he speaks of in this amazing masterpiece. Even after mainstream paperbacks took over the market, I was still collecting the original pulp fiction magazines. My favorite bookstore, The Plaza Bookstore, had two enormous rooms filled with old magazines going all the way back to the early 1900s, and I bought them by the grocery sack full.  In How to Write A Novel The Easy Way Using The Pulp Fiction Method, Driver teaches a method of writing that if followed will enable anyone to write a novel n no time flat. Jim pulls no punches, telling it like it is, so I’m sure that some will take exception to some things he writes, but man speaks the truth and he speaks from experience. Read this book for yourself and see if you don’t agree with me. Jim has earned a place on my favorite authors list and his books have earned a place on my reference book shelves.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Charles Ray

    Because I know that a lot of the readers of these reviews are authors themselves, and because, as a writer, I happen to have a large collection of books on writing, I’ve decided to review some of them as a service to my readers. One of my favorite how-to books, and one that has been in my library for some time, is How to Write a Novel the Easy Way by Jim Driver with Jack Davies. A brief book by an author, editor, and publisher in the UK, this book discusses the pulp fiction method of writing, har Because I know that a lot of the readers of these reviews are authors themselves, and because, as a writer, I happen to have a large collection of books on writing, I’ve decided to review some of them as a service to my readers. One of my favorite how-to books, and one that has been in my library for some time, is How to Write a Novel the Easy Way by Jim Driver with Jack Davies. A brief book by an author, editor, and publisher in the UK, this book discusses the pulp fiction method of writing, harking back to the 50s and 60s, the heyday of pulp fiction, when authors cranked out book after book, not exactly literary fiction, but well-crafted stories for the broadest possible audience. The authors describe easy-to-apply methods for writing stories that will entertain readers, which, at the end of the day is what we writers really want to do. From character development to outlining and writing your book, you will find this a handy reference for your own shelves. They take the mystery out of mystery writing, and put the romance in your bodice-rippers. I purchased this book from Amazon so long ago, it’s no longer listed in my purchases. While I spend most of my time writing, or reading books for review, these days, I hadn’t picked it up in a long time, but when I did, I wasn’t surprised to find that there were still things I could learn from it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Anu Lal

    I don't know how this title would sound but this was exactly what I experienced while reading Jim Driver's "How to Write a Novel". Thanks to Kindle and Jim Driver, I got a free download. I was considering serious steps to alter my writing. I am about to complete my first novel. Writing the book revealed many of my personal flaws as a writer. Areas that I promised myself to improve are plotting, outline, maintaining a routine of writing, etc. Jim was effortless and effective in helping me with pr I don't know how this title would sound but this was exactly what I experienced while reading Jim Driver's "How to Write a Novel". Thanks to Kindle and Jim Driver, I got a free download. I was considering serious steps to alter my writing. I am about to complete my first novel. Writing the book revealed many of my personal flaws as a writer. Areas that I promised myself to improve are plotting, outline, maintaining a routine of writing, etc. Jim was effortless and effective in helping me with practical tips as to how to give focus to these areas. What I learned with this book would have taken me another year or more had I not read it at this point in time. Jim doesn't indulge in the theory of writing. He strips his lessons bare to their bones with practicality. His methodology is tried and proven. This little book deserves the shelf with Stephen King's On Writing, and other literary giants because the truths discussed here are relevant universally and is applicable to take the life of a writer/readers to a higher level. A must must read for all who are new to writing and also for those who are well experienced to see where they need to go next.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Spelbring

    The author goes over the basics of writing, basic plot structure, basic self-editing procedure, and basic idea generation. The basics of writing include different methods of outlining and finding the time to sit down and write without interuptions. Basic plot structure is the three act method that most writers know about, but he gives a few tips and details on how to make it easy to follow. Basic self-editing is read it aloud to yourself, and when in doubt, ship it off to a editor (but research The author goes over the basics of writing, basic plot structure, basic self-editing procedure, and basic idea generation. The basics of writing include different methods of outlining and finding the time to sit down and write without interuptions. Basic plot structure is the three act method that most writers know about, but he gives a few tips and details on how to make it easy to follow. Basic self-editing is read it aloud to yourself, and when in doubt, ship it off to a editor (but research your editor). Basic idea generation is playing the what-if game with your favorite books, plus checking the Amazon bestsellers list (something we all do from time to time, eh?) Anyway, it's a basic step-by-step how to book that does rather well. If you're looking to get started, want a refresher course, or just plain need an idea, check this ebook out, it's free!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tim Terry

    Modern-day pulp writing, the successful way. This compact book is an accelerated course consisting of precise steps, designed to lead you on the road to success as a writer of novels that will sell. The author skillfully blends some history into his lessons as he introduces you to a formula that has been used by many famous authors. Reading this book is almost like sitting listening to a master casually chatting to you over a drink or two. But each of the many anecdotes contains gems of wisdom wh Modern-day pulp writing, the successful way. This compact book is an accelerated course consisting of precise steps, designed to lead you on the road to success as a writer of novels that will sell. The author skillfully blends some history into his lessons as he introduces you to a formula that has been used by many famous authors. Reading this book is almost like sitting listening to a master casually chatting to you over a drink or two. But each of the many anecdotes contains gems of wisdom which may be used to create a working blueprint that will allow you to write and produce works that will sell, time after time. Basically, all that an aspiring writer needs to know is contained in this instructive yet entertaining book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    William Miller

    Nuggets of wisdom The author does his best to cover a lot of information in a few pages. The result is hit and miss. There are some real nuggets of wisdom in here but there is much that the author had to gloss over. Several of the subject could have been books on their own, but are given a few scant pages here. That said, the crew at literary rebel is always happy to see proselytizing for outlines and a return to pulp. All in all it should give the budding writer a starting point upon which to bu Nuggets of wisdom The author does his best to cover a lot of information in a few pages. The result is hit and miss. There are some real nuggets of wisdom in here but there is much that the author had to gloss over. Several of the subject could have been books on their own, but are given a few scant pages here. That said, the crew at literary rebel is always happy to see proselytizing for outlines and a return to pulp. All in all it should give the budding writer a starting point upon which to build.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Skye Hegyes

    This was short, but interesting because it got right to the point, showed examples of everything it talked about, and went back to the basics of writing in a method that's new to me (that used by pulp fiction writers). And rather than just going into a broad theory, there were actually a few genre-specific examples to demonstrate how it could be done, and could then be changed to work for someone writing in other genres.

  24. 4 out of 5

    J.D. Lovil

    This is one of those books that takes the mystery out of the writing process. You know. The secret fear that you can't do it. This book shows you that you can. None of us can write a perfect book. Pulp fiction was known for just being fun stories that were churned out by the dozens, or hundreds. Most Readers will take fun over perfect any day. This book shows you how to make it a fun book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Writer Mom

    Quick read for all. Great for the novice writer. Lots of helpful information, even for a seasoned writer you will find many reminders of what you should be doing. It's worth the time to skim through this book for the tidbit reminders. I was engaged, disappointed it was so short definitely craved more information. Easy read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Thompson

    To the point I say it was to the point, but there were a few personal stories. However, it's a good book to learn to produce quickly. My biggest gripe was that I was Hopi g there would be a concrete definition of a pull novel, which there wasn't. However, worth. read if you want to produce quick fiction.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amani Faris

    Definitely Helped I just finished planning an outline to my book and read this, it has given me a lot of insight and new ideas. It is a fast and to the point read too which I appreciate!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mr H D A Roberts

    Very helpful The book was well written and easy to understand as well as being very helpful. Recommended for anyone with writer's block,or just beginners looking to learn the basics.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Friscomama

    I read it to the end, some parts were more interesting to me than other parts. I'm not motivated right now to check out the author's other writing advice books, mostly because I don't seem to be motivated to write now.

  30. 4 out of 5

    David Fuentes

    Bravo I really love how this book was written and the little JPEG additions of old Pulp Fiction publications was a nice little touch. I hope that this information will help me on my quest to be a great writer.

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