This is a book for aspiring writers of fiction. As a practical guide it succinctly covers all the basic questions for which a new writer needs answers. John Reynolds draws on his own experiences in his fictional writing, that include two novels – Uncommon Enemy and Robyn Hood Outlaw Princess. Examples to illustrate his key points are drawn from his novels and the writings of a range of international authors. Content includes: plot, characters, dialogue, descriptive passages, love and sex, grammar and punctuation, and promotion and marketing. Written with candour and an acute eye for the questions and challenges facing first time writers, this practical book is one that readers will want to return to again and again as they develop their own writing ability.