Tips for Beginning Novelists is a short guide filled with practical, useful information that only a writer with years of experience can provide. In these pages you'll find tips on how to get started, how to keep going when the going gets tough, and how the writing process actually works. You'll also find useful information on how to take advantage of the new world of self-publishing, including key resources to make the writing and publishing process easier. Some of the topics include: turning an idea into a novel, bringing fiction to life, the importance of rewriting, dealing with criticism, keeping track of characters, and how to self publish. This guide is filled with everything the author wishes he had known when he was beginning to write his first novel.Mark A. Roeder is a full-time author who has published thirty novels, two non-fiction volumes, and scores of columns and articles.