Getting a book published is hard enough--getting a novel published is doubly so! But a writer seeing his story on bookshelves everywhere is just a rewrite away with this book! Written by two award-winning novelists, this workshop-in-a-book is all aspiring authors need to master the art of fiction and see their novel in print. Based on their popular workshops, Mary Buckham and Dianna Love Snell have created a novel-writing system that anyone can follow. Their innovative method shows writers how to create stories of depth, excitement, and emotion with: Easy-to-understand templates that guide the new writer through building a novel and show more experienced writers how to deepen a plot and take a first draft to the next level; Reference examples from a strongly-plotted popular genre films like suspense, classics, children, and romance; Simple worksheets to build a strong story one plot point at a time for any genre; Troubleshooting tips that reveal how to find and fix holes that weaken the plot; Insights from best-selling novelists representing a variety of fiction genres; A bonus dialogue guide that reveals how to make a character come alive through conversation. Inspiring authors shall struggle no more with the help of this step-by-step guide!