Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Award-winning novelist Mary Anna Evans pens guide to fiction writing: Your Novel, Day by Day: A Fiction Writer’s Companion now available nationwide

GAINESVILLE, Florida – Award-winning novelist Mary Anna Evans has authored a guide to fiction writing, Your Novel: Day by Day—A Fiction Writer’s Companion.  Your Novel: Day by Day is now available in trade paperback format (ISBN: 978-1-468191-69-1, 296 pages, $14.95) and an eBook edition ($4.99).

A comprehensive guide to planning, writing, editing and publishing a first novel, Your Novel: Day by Day is an all-in-one resource that guides new novelists through the day-to-day details of the writing process.

The award-winning writer of eight novels, two nonfiction books, and a collection of short works, Evans says she created Your Novel: Day by Day for a simple reason: “This is the book where I tell other writers the things I wish I’d known ten years ago.”

In Your Novel:  Day by Day, Evans provides practical, tried-and-true advice and expert insights on such topics as: 
crafting a plot;
fleshing out believable characters;
organizing a novel’s timeline;
crafting believable motivations for your characters;
editing objectively;
evaluating traditional and independent publishing options; 
marketing to agents, publishers, and readers, and more.

With decades of experience and a first-hand awareness of the need to maintain motivation during the arduous process of writing a novel, Evans structured Your Novel: Day by Day in a narrative fashion as a means of providing readers with a written companion for a year’s worth of writing. 

Resplendent with good, solid advice from a successful and critically-acclaimed novelist, Your Novel:  Day by Day includes 365 essays on a wide range of topics-- from nuts-and-bolts writing tips to plotting strategies; from the dos and don’ts to the musts of successful fiction writing; and from words of encouragement to periodic entries designed to keep writers on track—and writing—throughout the process.  In addition, Your Novel:  Day by Day also includes the actual synopsis Evans used to query her agent and sell her first book.

Part road map, part boot camp, part companion throughout the journey of writing a novel, Your Novel: Day by Day is essential reading for any aspiring novelist.

Mary Anna Evans is the author of the Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries, the environmental thriller Wounded Earth, the collection Jewel Box:  Short Works by Mary Anna Evans, and Mathematical Literacy in the Middle and Secondary Grades: A New Approach to Sparking Student Interest. Her work has received recognitions including the Mississippi Author Award, a Florida Book Awards bronze medal, a Benjamin Franklin Award, and an artist's residency from The Studios of Key West. Visit Mary Anna Evans online at:

The book is available for purchase at Amazon

Members of the news media wishing to request a review copy of Your Novel: Day by Day or more information are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone:  (615) 297-9875, or by email:

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