Monday, November 10, 2014

"If You Know Sentences, You Know Everything" & The Secret to NaNoWriMo Success

NaNoWriMo is well under way, and if you've been sticking to the plan you hit your 15,000-word mark yesterday! Congratulations, you are a writing rock star! But even with 15,000 words under your belt, it can sometimes feel like you've hit a wall. The self-doubt sits like a monster on your shoulder trying to distract you from the goal. Don't let it! Remember, writing is just putting one word right after the other. And, if after that nugget of wisdom you're still struggling, then it's time to revisit the basics.

Fear not, Stanley Fish's New York Times-bestselling How to Write a Sentence is here for you. According to Fish, "If you know sentences, you know everything." Wouldn't it feel great to know everything? Then grab a copy of this book!
In his entertaining work, Fish offers lessons on both the structure and style of sentences, skills that are invaluable to any writer. His vibrant analysis takes you on a literary tour of great writers throughout history—from William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Henry James to Martin Luther King Jr., Antonin Scalia, and Elmore Leonard. How to Write a Sentence is your key to unlocking the secret of how great writing works.

What are you waiting for? Get a copy here and get back to writing!

AND Don't forget to track your progress on our chart and when you hit 50,000 words tweet us a picture at @HarperAcademic and use #HCNaNoWriMo for your chance to win a copy of  5 amazing books on writing including How to Write a Sentence!

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