June 8, 2012

Review of “So You Want to Write a Novel”

Posted in Book Reviews tagged , , , , , , at 7:37 pm by Christine Rice

So You Want to Write a Novel by J.P. Kurzitza is a book written for novelists who are struggling with writing their novel. This book provides an explanation, and the structure needed, for writing a great novel.

The book explains how to come up with a great story idea and create compelling character descriptions. It then provides two completely different story templates with descriptions for each section. It lies everything about writing a novel out on the table in detail so that a writer can create a great book.

Next, Kurzitza discusses the writing process in regards to the importance of proper planning. He also explains ways to break down the complexity of writing a novel into smaller, more easily manageable, parts.

I recommend So You Want to Write a Novel to new novelists, writers who are looking for a different way to structure their novel, and writers who are stumped in the novel writing process.

You can get your copy here. Happy reading!



  1. This sounds like a really interesting book! I’d love to write a novel but I don’t really know how to approach it, I night give this book a try!

    • I enjoyed the book and learned from it. It was neat reading from the perspective of a nonfiction writer (me). If you enjoy writing fiction or want to write fiction, you will benefit from this book. Enjoy!

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