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What one thing holds back most unpublished manuscripts? According to book doctor and fiction editor Elaine Ash, it’s not a lack of sparkling characters or lustrous prose—it’s structure! After working for decades to learn how bestselling scribes like J.K. Rowling, Gillian Flynn and Stephen King structure prize-winning novels, Elaine developed a groundbreaking system to te What one thing holds back most unpublished manuscripts? According to book doctor and fiction editor Elaine Ash, it’s not a lack of sparkling characters or lustrous prose—it’s structure! After working for decades to learn how bestselling scribes like J.K. Rowling, Gillian Flynn and Stephen King structure prize-winning novels, Elaine developed a groundbreaking system to teach it. Structure is what many aspiring authors need to know the most. You’ll learn how great novels are structured through characters: The Hunger Games, The Big Sleep, The Lincoln Lawyer, and many more. New concepts such as character counting and character categorization are introduced, followed by structural elements that underlie virtually all popular entertainment. You’ll learn the importance of mindset for fresh, inspired writing and techniques for seeing your work with new eyes. Test work sheets help evaluate any novel, including unpublished manuscripts needing just a little more polish to get picked up by an agent or publisher. Get started today. "It’s 'Moneyball' for novelists." —Dan Kelly, editing client & 18-yr Warner Bros. veteran "This is one of the most enlightening books on writing I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot of them." —Rochelle Staab, President, Sisters in Crime Los Angeles; Murder in Mind mysteries "Bestseller Metrics codifies insights that I have been groping toward in the dark for years." —Albert Tucher, Principal Librarian, Newark Public Library Discover secrets of: Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding, The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler, Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn, The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett, Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice, A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin, Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling, A Confederacy of Dunces -John Kennedy Toole, The Shining - Stephen King, Lady Chatterley’s Lover - D. H. Lawrence, The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins, The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger, The Lincoln Lawyer -Michael Connelly, Monster Hunter International -Larry Correia, The Other Side of Midnight - Sydney Sheldon, Kill Shot - Vince Flynn


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What one thing holds back most unpublished manuscripts? According to book doctor and fiction editor Elaine Ash, it’s not a lack of sparkling characters or lustrous prose—it’s structure! After working for decades to learn how bestselling scribes like J.K. Rowling, Gillian Flynn and Stephen King structure prize-winning novels, Elaine developed a groundbreaking system to te What one thing holds back most unpublished manuscripts? According to book doctor and fiction editor Elaine Ash, it’s not a lack of sparkling characters or lustrous prose—it’s structure! After working for decades to learn how bestselling scribes like J.K. Rowling, Gillian Flynn and Stephen King structure prize-winning novels, Elaine developed a groundbreaking system to teach it. Structure is what many aspiring authors need to know the most. You’ll learn how great novels are structured through characters: The Hunger Games, The Big Sleep, The Lincoln Lawyer, and many more. New concepts such as character counting and character categorization are introduced, followed by structural elements that underlie virtually all popular entertainment. You’ll learn the importance of mindset for fresh, inspired writing and techniques for seeing your work with new eyes. Test work sheets help evaluate any novel, including unpublished manuscripts needing just a little more polish to get picked up by an agent or publisher. Get started today. "It’s 'Moneyball' for novelists." —Dan Kelly, editing client & 18-yr Warner Bros. veteran "This is one of the most enlightening books on writing I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot of them." —Rochelle Staab, President, Sisters in Crime Los Angeles; Murder in Mind mysteries "Bestseller Metrics codifies insights that I have been groping toward in the dark for years." —Albert Tucher, Principal Librarian, Newark Public Library Discover secrets of: Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding, The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler, Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn, The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett, Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice, A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin, Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling, A Confederacy of Dunces -John Kennedy Toole, The Shining - Stephen King, Lady Chatterley’s Lover - D. H. Lawrence, The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins, The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger, The Lincoln Lawyer -Michael Connelly, Monster Hunter International -Larry Correia, The Other Side of Midnight - Sydney Sheldon, Kill Shot - Vince Flynn

19 review for Bestseller Metrics: How to Win the Novel Writing Game (Structure, #1)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Charles

    Bestseller Metrics is focused on helping writers figure out how their manuscript matches up in characters and structure with published bestsellers such as Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and others. It forces the writer to confront what is actually in their manuscript rather than what they might *imagine* is in it. The writing is clear and concise, with touches of humor throughout. There are numerous "tests" for writers to run on their manuscripts, and each one is clearly described, with workshe Bestseller Metrics is focused on helping writers figure out how their manuscript matches up in characters and structure with published bestsellers such as Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and others. It forces the writer to confront what is actually in their manuscript rather than what they might *imagine* is in it. The writing is clear and concise, with touches of humor throughout. There are numerous "tests" for writers to run on their manuscripts, and each one is clearly described, with worksheets provided. When necessary, screen shots are given to explain the procedures on a step by step basis. The creator of Bestseller Metrics is Elaine Ash, an award winning author in her own right, and one with many years of experience in editing. Although Ms. Ash did not specifically set out to create a writing "tip" sort of book, Bestseller Metrics does offer a lot of insight into the writing process and I personally found a lot of wisdom in it. I've also not seen any other writing book out there that takes this kind of approach. I found it very valuable. It's something I'll keep referring back to with each new book I work on.

  2. 4 out of 5

    M.L. Spencer

    I’d heard a lot about Bestseller Metrics, and I wanted to try it out on my current manuscript. I’ve read a lot of how-to books for writing and haven’t found many that were particularly helpful. Bestseller Metrics is, hands-down, the most valuable reference about the craft of writing I’ve ever used. Packed full of worksheets and practical information backed up by real data, this book is a must-have for both any novelist—it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or already a bestselling author who wa I’d heard a lot about Bestseller Metrics, and I wanted to try it out on my current manuscript. I’ve read a lot of how-to books for writing and haven’t found many that were particularly helpful. Bestseller Metrics is, hands-down, the most valuable reference about the craft of writing I’ve ever used. Packed full of worksheets and practical information backed up by real data, this book is a must-have for both any novelist—it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or already a bestselling author who wants to stay on top of their game.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ellen Francisco

    Fantastic help during my edits...Elaine walks me through each element of story in a way that will influence every word I write moving forward. I’ve read many books for writers but this has helped me more than all the others combined. I believe my characters will benefit immensely from this new perspective. Thanks Elaine for sharing your incredible insights.

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