An overview of the "business," what you need to know when you sit down to type, and practical methods of developing ideas into stories are provided alongside general writing guidance. Chapters will help you plot your novel; learn about specifically writing romances, mysteries, and YA fiction; conduct research & marketing, and more. Conversational chapters explain important information and tips in easy-to-understand sentences with bullet-pointed concepts, as well as through personal examples from the author's life. Checklist questions will help students think about their own novel they're writing, while workshop questions provide additional self-reflective or concept-based questions. 141 reproducible for family use pages, softcover, spiralbound.