Some of the more common search queries that bring people to this site, with relevant information appended.
how to write a novel
Start by reading as many good novels as you can. Meet us back here for further instruction.
how not to write a novel
That’s a gimme. Buy the book.
how not to write a novel uk
The UK edition of How Not To Write A Novel will be published by Penguin in January of 2009.
do you need to go to college to write a
do you need a degree to be a novelist
No, you don’t, but college can give you the time to read widely and deeply, people with whom you can discuss what you’re reading (people who know more than you do about what you’ve read are particularly helpful), and some guidance as to what the good stuff is, all of which is invaluable preparation for a writer. You can go to college and experience none of these things, and you can find all of them without going to college. If you want to write novels, though, you should do whatever you can to arrange those circumstances.