"Bob Mayer's "The Fiction Writer's Toolkit" is probably one of the best novel writing books I've read. Other books I've read have tried to focus too heavily on the technical aspects of writing and not so much on the steps and concepts. What makes this book so easy to read is that everything is broken down into individual "tools" that, when read in order, will walk you through the entire novel writing process from beginning to end. [...]
I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn the process behind writing a novel or wanting to improve their current skills".
(from reader's review)
Robert "Bob" Mayer is a writing instructor for the Writer's Digest School, and former Green Beret. He has written over 30 books under his own name and several pen names. Mayer applied the principles from his training in the special forces to his career as a writer and as a writing instructor. His book for all future writers - "The Fiction Writer's Toolkit" - will take you step by step on the journey from original idea to the book in the reader's hand.
1. Welcome To The Novelist's World
2. How To Write A Novel
3. Getting Your Novel Published
4. Making A Living In The Publishing Business