A collection of articles from Writer's Digest and the Market books. The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing covers the basics of a best-selling topic: novel writing. From crafting a story and using descriptive language to breaking through writer's block, mastering genres and getting an agent, this book addresses the spectrum of issues pertinent to fiction writers. Readers will find a number of pieces by best-selling authors, including Janet Fitch, Terry Brooks, Sue Grafton, John Updike, Richard Russon, Evan Hunter, and J. A. Jance, and interviews with others, including Kurt Vonnegut and Margaret Atwood. Both novice and experienced writers will find advice in this book that speaks to their dreams of getting their novels published.