About 80% of the world believes they have a novel in them. Most are probably right but they have no idea how to write one, develop plots, characters and atmosphere or how to structure a book of any genre, whether it be a thriller, a romance, a sci-fi epic or anything else. This book uses the problem-solving techniques of the top-level international business consultant to show you how to develop plots from almost anything and how to create characters that leap out of the pages with a life of their own. After that, it's the mechanics of writing that can stall the prospective novelist. What are the essential ingredients of each novel? How does a thriller differ from a sci-fi adventure? How do you write for kids and young adults? The author has written and published more than twenty-five books of his own and published more than that of other writers' works. He has taught writing classes with local groups and with the prestigious Camp Creative in Bellingen, NSW for the last two years and both groups have produced authors who have finally learned how to get that novel written that has been in their minds for many years. He uses the same workshop techniques to work with schoolchildren and develop a complete novel by getting the students to develop their own stories, characters and twists. This is the pathway to getting over that final hurdle at last and sit at the computer, typewriter or notebook and get that novel written.