Like many authors or people who work in publishing, I get a constant stream of emails asking if I would consider helping them (or their friend/spouse/child/relative/coworker) get published. Because of my busy schedule, I wrote an earlier post that was meant to give people who write non-fiction books ideas on how to move forward (HERE), and I generally let people who contact me about fiction or children’s books know that I don’t have experience in those areas. Recently I came across author Ken Follett‘s website, and on it he has a section called “Masterclass” which gives generously extensive advice on writing a novel. (Check out his website HERE). At the end of the Masterclass, he has some ideas about getting published which I thought were excellent — read those HERE. I’ve never met Mr. Follett, but have enjoyed many of his books over the years — and I was heartened to see a bestselling author take the time to give solid and practical advice for writers. Enjoy!