Everyone has a Novel Inside Them: The Bill Clinton Edition

May 10, 2017 | M. Elwood

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Former United States President Bill Clinton is writing a novel. "The President is Missing" will be co-written with best-selling author James Patterson. The book will be jointly published by Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. The publishers promise the book will be "a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power. It will be informed by details that only a president can know.”

It will be released in June 2018.

While you're waiting, maybe you should test the theory that everyone has at least one good book in them and start writing your own novel. 

Here are some books that might help.

The bestseller code   Complete handbook of novel writing   Story genius

The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel by Jodie Archer

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing: Everything you Need to Know to Create and Sell your Work by the Editors of Writer's Digest

Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before you Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages that go Nowhere) by Lisa Cron

Writing blockbuster plots   Writing the blockbuster   Writing your novel

Writing Blockbuster Plots: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Plot, Structure & Scene by Martha Alderson

Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman

Writing your Novel from Start to Finish: A Guidebook for the Journey by Joseph Bates

This is a small selection. Ask at your local branch for other suggestions.

In addition, there are a lot of writers' groups that meet in Toronto Public Library branches. Find one near you on our website

You might also want to attend workshops like these:

How to Get Published
Award-winning mystery author MH Calloway shares her advice for writers at Beaches branch on June 13. Call the branch for more information.

Memoir Writing Workshop
Susan Siddeley will host a Seniors Month Program at Pape/Danforth branch on June 5. Call the branch for more information.