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    Book recommendation

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Space Addict, Apr 25, 2011.

    Hi there,

    I’m new to this site and a fairly new writer as my introduction post stated.

    I have some good ideas and I’m keen to get these down in the form of a science fiction novel, however being the novice that I am I don’t want to throw myself into the deep end without any idea of how to swim.

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend any good books that give tips / general advice on writing a novel, where to start, character development through to getting it published. Preferably free online PDF downloads would be great. Of course I will also be using this forum as a good source of information.

    Any finger pointing in the right direction will be most appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance for your help.

    Space Addict.
     
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    I would advise going to your local library and check out their selection of books about writing. Rather than following a single book, you should read as many as you can because what worked for one author may not work for you.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I live in Brazil so I don’t have a local library to take advantage of. I was kinda hoping I'd be able to find some online books that I could download or something.
     
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    Google "Baen Free Library." Baen is a well-known publisher in the science fiction market and they have a number of books available for free online.
     
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    Thanks!
     

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