You know the toughest thing about novel writing? Knowing where the heck to begin.
There's no shortage of great writing advice out there. What's harder to find is great advice on what to do first, what to do second, and so on... all the way through to the end.
That's where Novel Writing Help comes in...
Note: There's also a VIP Edition of this site, which offers deeper coverage, convenient downloads and a course on how to publish novels in the digital age.
But if you're new here, stick with the free version for now. You don't know if I know what I'm talking about yet. ;-)
My name is Harvey Chapman and I've been teaching the art and craft of novel writing since 2008.
I also love reading and writing fiction (when I can find the time). But it's the theory of how novels are built that has hooked me from an early age.
You know all those writing guides you see in the stores? I've been reading them since I was in my teens. I've also analyzed hundreds of published novels for technique. And I've done plenty of teaching, so I know where beginners need the most help. And Novel Writing Help is the result.
Here's how I want you to think of me...
Imagine I'm a friendly stranger you meet in a bar. We get chatting over a drink and you tell me you're thinking of writing a novel.
"I know a thing or two about that," I say.
"Really?" You sit up straighter in your seat. "I'm listening!"
So I talk. And everything I tell you is right here on this site. And it doesn't even cost you a beer!
Excellent! Let's get started...
Think of Novel Writing Help like a book. The navigation links are like the chapters in this book.
Follow them in order (from top-to-bottom) and you'll be getting to grips with your novel in no time.
Good luck on your novel writing adventure. Never be afraid to get in touch.
And if you like what you find here, please give me a social shout-out wherever and whenever you can.
"I have been to many writing sites, but yours is the best. With your instruction techniques, you have given me the inspiration and help that I have been searching for."
– Judy Duckworth, Long Beach, CA
"With all the trash on the Internet, I appreciate that there are a couple of legitimate writers out there willing to share their expertise. Thanks."
– Joey Przymus, Connecticut
"I've been drowning in a sea of expensive and unhelpful websites about writing. Finding yours has been a very, very welcome find."
– Jim Franklin, Derby, UK