Writing a Novel Just Got Easier

Hemingway: There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

You know the toughest thing about novel writing? Knowing where the heck to begin.

There's no shortage of good writing advice out there. What's harder to find is 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...

  • It's easy to understand. I've assumed no prior knowledge whatsoever, and tackle every topic right from the roots.
  • It's comprehensive. Once you've grasped the fundamentals, I dig deep into the details that will make you a better writer.
  • It takes a step-by-step approach. Everything you need to know to write and publish fiction, in the order you need to know it!

And best of all...

  • It's free. Oh, and no pesky ads to spoil your enjoyment, either!

What's New...

Novel Writing Help VIP Zone
December 6, 2016

Phew - busy time! I'm just putting the final touches to the VIP Zone and will be ready to launch early next month. See what it's all about by clicking the link above.

How to Use Dialogue Tags Like a Pro
November 11, 2016

Dialogue tags are like punctuation marks - they should be invisible, guiding the reader, but never getting in the way of the story. [read more...]

Novel Writing Help: A New Dawn
November 1, 2016

Regular visitors to Novel Writing Help will know that I've been somewhat absent in recent times. That's about to change! [read more...]

Meet Your Guide

Harvey Chapman

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 say, sitting up straighter in your seat. "Tell me everything you know."

So I do. And everything I tell you is right here on this site. And it doesn't even cost you a beer!

Oh, one more thing...

In recent years, I've also dug deep into online marketing. Until very recently, it used to be my day job!

What does that have to do with novel writing? Everything...

To make it as a writer in 2016, you need to be visible online (even if you get published traditionally).

With the knowledge I've picked up in my job, I'll be showing you how to do precisely that!

Ready to Start Your Story?

Once upon a time.

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 mention wherever and whenever you can.

– Harvey

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– Judy Duckworth, Long Beach, CA

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