Have you always wanted to write a novel - but don't know where to start? Novelist Sophie King will guide you through the first steps from finding ideas that will keep the plot going, to crafting the perfect ending. It will help you create characters that sing from the page and unravel the mysteries of dialogue and viewpoint. Each chapter also contains exercises to hone your skills.
Sophie King is the pseudonym for journalist Jane Bidder. As well as writing novels - The School Run; Mums@Home, Second Time Lucky, The Supper Club and her latest The Wedding Party, she has had literally hundreds of short stories published in women's magazines such as Woman's Weekly, Take a Break, My Weekly and Best. Sophie lectures in creative writing for Oxford University and West Herts College. She is also a writer in residence for HMP Grendon. You can find out more about Sophie King on her website www.sophieking.info.