Get the “Read Better, Write Better” Workbook FREE!

by Suzannah Windsor Freeman

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I have something to share with you today—something I’ve very excited to be able to give you as a free gift.

The Read Better, Write Better Novel Study Workbook for Aspiring Novelists

There are many rules of good writing, but the best way to find them is to be a good reader. ~Stephen Ambrose

Most people believe they have at least one good story in them, but only a small fraction have the ability and determination to actually sit down and write that story.

One of the first steps in learning how to write a novel is to exercise awareness. Until you know how successful books are written, it’s virtually impossible to write one yourself.

By helping you evaluate novels as you read, this 30-page workbook will improve your understanding of what makes them bestsellers—or mediocre shelf-fillers.

The eBook includes:

  • a printable novel study template
  • a list of creative reading activities
  • an example workbook
  • an interactive glossary with links to online resources

If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write. ~Stephen King, On Writing

The Monthly Resource Wrap-Up

When you sign up for the Write It Sideways’ newsletter, The Resource Wrap-Up, you’ll receive a monthly email including, but not limited to:

- a summary of the recent articles at Write It Sideways
- links to great resources and must-read articles for writers
- notification of freelance writing opportunities
- profiles of literary agents seeking submissions
- book and product reviews
- special offers for Write It Sideways subscribers

To sign up for the Resource Wrap-Up and receive your complimentary copy of the Read Better, Write Better workbook simply enter your name and email address in the form below.

A Great NaNoWriMo Resource

Are you entering National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November?

If so, you have two weeks left to prepare for the enormous task of writing a 50,000 word draft of a novel in just 30 days.

Print off your copy of the Read Better, Write Better workbook today. If you deconstruct a novel or two before the end of the October,  you’ll increase your chances of writing a worthy NaNoWriMo manuscript—that is, one you’ll want to continue to work with even after the contest is over.

I do hope you enjoy your monthly newsletter and complimentary eBook, and that you’ll find them useful in helping you reach your writing goals.


Melissa October 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm

This sounds like a great tool. I’m doing NaNo next month and while I have finished a WriMo before that was some time ago and well, I was in a different phase of my life with a lot more freedom how I spent my time. Just want to say thank you for the awesome tool.

Suzannah October 20, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Hey Melissa, good to hear you’re taking part in NaNo this year. I won’t be starting a new manuscript or signing up officially, but I do want to use the hype to help me fully complete the first draft of my WIP. Enjoy the eBook!

Ximena de La Serna October 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

This WriMo sounds interesting… can you tell me more about it? I don’t think we have such a thing in the UK! I’ll begin research…

Suzannah October 21, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Hi Ximena,

You can find out more about NaNoWriMo here:

I think it’s a worldwide thing, so you could certainly enter!

Ximena de La Serna November 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Thanks Suzannah, now I have it in mind for the next one. I’m just learning…

Bri Clark October 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I’m super excited to receive these newsletters and make use of the ebook. Thank you kindly.

Suzannah October 21, 2010 at 9:00 pm

And I’m excited that you’re excited to receive them!! :) You’re very welcome!

Charlotte R Dixon October 23, 2010 at 1:19 am

This is a great topic for an ebook. I always tell students and clients that, besides writing, the best way to teach yourself to write is to read. Having a template to guide them would be very helpful–I will recommend it!

Suzannah October 23, 2010 at 10:52 am

Thank you! I appreciate you spreading the word :)

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