Writing A Novel

  Mike Klaassen


When I started writing novels, I also began reading books about the craft of writing fiction. Over the years I studied dozens of how-to books and found them quite helpful. I noticed that some of the information in one book was inconsistent with information in another. Much of the information was incomplete, and some of it was inaccurate or misleading. As I studied each book, I took notes and organized that information into files for easy reference. Eventually, I began writing articles about subjects that I found particularly interesting.

I discovered that writing helped me clarify my thinking and my ability to apply that knowledge in my own fiction writing. I'm pleased to share what I have learned. My book Fiction-Writing Modes: Eleven Essential Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life was published in late 2015 and is available for order wherever new books are sold.

My second nonfiction book, Scenes and Sequels: How to Write Page-Turning Fiction is scheduled for release in early 2016.​

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My novels include two action-packed, young-adult stories. They make great gifts for teens or middle-school students.  Detailed study guides are available on this site. 

My third novel, Backlash: A War of 1812 Novel, is scheduled to be released in mid 2016.

Happy Fiction Writing!

Mike Klaassen