Let’s Write A Novel!
Maybe it’s just me, but lately I noticed the vast number of books on writing novels, may it be How to Write a Novel in 30 Days, The Perfect Recipe to Writing a Novel, Immediate Fiction, or more titles filled with the same kind of utter nonsense. Don’t get me wrong, all these books provide some information on the novel writing process, but there are some major problems.
First of all, there is a myriad of similar books available, and about 99% of them are filled with inspirational blubbering. Their strongest feature is a strong, but misleading title like, for instance, Writing Like Hemingway. This particular book – it really exists – is more of a Hemingway biography rather than about his writing style.
The simple truth is that none of these book will reveal anything revolutionary. Add to this that every writer has individual methods of writing, and you, the aspiring writer, need to find out what works best for you. Rather than going through the investment and buying a shelf full of books, use the Internet. Google extensively, and you will find tons of valuable information without spending a dime.
I could go on over many pages and describe the situation in detail, but enough now. In the following I will describe the process that works for me. I don’t claim to be the ultimate authority on writing a novel, so, if you feel inclined, leave a comment. Every contribution is appreciated.
First, let me introduce the result of this writing project:
The Monty Python Code
A Novel by Wilfried F. Voss
Wilfried F. Voss’ newest work delivers an all-embracing appeal to the public readership. It reflects the brilliant enthusiasm of conflict in the political arena of religious movements combined with a true-to-life anguish. Definitely a must-read. - Tully Bascombe
About the book
Professor Hubert Ringtone, America’s top specialist on religous sects, becomes an unwilling conspirator in a plot to reveal the deepest secrets of the Thetan Society, the fastest growing religious movement in the history of the world. Four of his students have been tortured and murdered after discovering the health records of the Thetan Society’s founder, Ron Bruiser. These records could prove devastating for the movement’s message of abstinence, or might even destroy its very foundation. Ringtone, with the help of another student, Margaret Hatcher, engages in a roller-coaster quest to find the location of the secret documents, followed closely by his nemesis, Don ‘Potatoe’ Quayle, the grandmaster of the Knights of the Thetan Society, the movement’s military side-arm.
The Writing Project
The plan is that I will add a number of posts over time describing my writing process in more or less chronological order.
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Let’s Write A Novel: The Monty Python Code
By Wilfried F. Voss
Author of The Bleeding Hills and American Male Prostitute – How I (Almost) Got A Book Deal Through Sex, Lies, And Deceit
A Practical Guide To Writing Your Own Novel
Tips & Advice from the real Writing World
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The Bleeding Hills
A Novel by Wilfried F. Voss
I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
- 2 Timothy iv. 7
The Irish War is officially a part of history, but not for Finnean Whelan, an IRA veteran of almost 40 years. British Intelligence has produced evidence that he is the mastermind behind a conspiracy to assassinate the First Minister of Northern Ireland. For Whelan this is not only a mission of revenge, but marks the beginning of a journey into the past and the return to the one true love: Ireland. [More...]
The Bleeding Hills is available at Amazon.Com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Nobel, and any other good bookstore.
AMERICAN MALE PROSTITUTE
How I (Almost) Got A Book Deal Through Sex, Lies, And Deceit
Stuart Martin Berry has only three months left to find a publisher for his first novel. In a desperate attempt to reach his goal he leaves his home to live in New York. His wife has given him free rein to do whatever it takes to get a book deal. Her only request was not to give her any details on how he got there. If he fails he will be forced to give up his dream of being a famous writer and take a regular forty hour a week job. For Stuart this is sufficient motivation to start a three month adventure full of sex, lies, and deceit, without losing focus of the ultimate goal. When he finally reaches the finish line, he has evolved and become a top expert in the publishing world.
The question remains, what does it take these days to get a book deal with a traditional publisher? What do you do when, hypothetically, you are running out of time and mere talent is not the be-all and end-all?
Stuart Martin Berry has found the answer: If you can’t impress them with your talent, baffle them with your bull-shit. [Read more, including an excerpt]
American Male Prostitute is available at Amazon.Com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Nobel, and any other good bookstore.