Book review 044: Morgen Bailey reviews The Novel Writer’s Toolshed by Della Galton

MorgEn Bailey - Editor, Comp Columnist/Judge, Tutor & Writing Guru

Today’s book review of Della Galton’s writing guide is brought to you by yours truly, Morgen Bailey. I reviewed Della’s companion book The Short Story Writer’s Toolshed back in March, and you can read that review here.

The Novel Writer’s Toolshed for Short Story Writers


novel toolshed coverOriginally written as a series for Writers’ Forum Magazine, this snappy no nonsense guide has been expanded, amended and updated. Using examples from her own published work, Della Galton explains how to make the leap from writing short stories to writing a full-length novel.

Subjects covered include:

  • How do you know if you have a big enough idea?
  • How exactly does a short story character differ from a character in a novel?
  • Will your plot go the distance?
  • What should be on your first page?

This guide is available via and

DellaDella Galton is a freelance writer…

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