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Just published! - Elements of the Novel: A Primer for Beginners

Critically acclaimed historical and YA writer Eileen Charbonneau reveals all the tricks of the trade for creating great novel-length fiction.

ELEMENTS OF THE NOVEL by Eileen Charbonneau
ELEMENTS OF THE NOVEL by Eileen Charbonneau
April 19, 2012 - PRLog -- In ELEMENTS OF THE NOVEL: A PRIMER FOR BEGINNERS critically-acclaimed historical and YA novelist Eileen Charbonneau provides beginners with invaluble guidance re: process, plotting, structure, character development, dialogue, and more.

Charbonneau's novels for adults include WALTZING IN RAGTIME, THE RANDOLPH LEGACY and RACHEL LEMOYNE, all published by Macmillan/Forge.

The Washington Post said of WALTZING IN RAGTIME that it "has an almost made-for-TV miniseries sheen to it, even as it grapples with large and complex social issues ... "

WALTZING IN RAGTIME has gone back for multiple printings, and won a Heart of the West Award.

Charbonneau's YA novels include THE GHOSTS OF STONY CLOVE, IN THE TIME OF WOLVES and HONOR TO THE HILLS, all published by Macmillan/Tor.

THE GHOSTS OF STONY CLOVE  won both the Golden Medallion Award for Best Young Adult Novel and the New York Public Library Best Book for Young Adults Award.

A number of Charbonneau's novels are available from Macmillan in new eBook editions.

Charbonneau has also written for The New York Times and co-wrote the award-winning 1990 documentary film "Endowment for the Planet," narrated by Christopher Reeve.

She lives in Boca Raton, Florida and Maplecrest, New York.



I was immediately taken by ELEMENTS OF THE NOVEL and its encouraging, empowering, democratizing approach to the art and profession.
- Robert Crooke, author of THE EARTH AND ITS SORROWS

In this simple guide, Eileen Charbonneau provides clear prime directives while also communicating the need for flexibility and poetic license.


Published April 17th 2012

Paper, 118 pages, 5.25" x 8"
Retail price $12.95
ISBN-13: 978-0615623924
Available to bookstores via Ingram.

Also available as an Amazon Kindle eBook, $4.95


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