Yes! No! But Wait...! is the most straightforward book on writing a novel ever published. It is also the most practical, honest and useful. Tim Lott admits he can't teach someone how to write a novel (that's one of the myths propagated by the novel-writing industry). But he can help anyone construct a solid platform on which they can stand to discover whether they have the talent, will and imagination required of any novelist. A distillation of a lifetime's reading, writing and thinking about stories and how to tell them, Yes! No! But Wait...! is the one book any aspiring author needs.