Is Life Like This? A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months

John Dufresne
Published in 2011
by W.W. Norton & Company

Novelist John Dufresne writes a practical guide for aspiring novelists that touches on the history of the novel, along with organizing principles of the form, and advice on how to move forward, think, and observe. Chapters are divided by weeks to form the course of a six-month program.