A good novel isn’t the work of a single person. Even if only one writer ever typed out the novel, they didn’t do it alone. The authors we publish didn’t sit in a dark room for a few weeks then emerge with a perfect manuscript; they wrote and rewrote, consulted resource books, had friends and editors critique their manuscripts.
We can’t give you friends who will critique your novel, but we can direct you to some amazing books that can make your writing even better!
Reading these books won’t guarantee that your novel will get published, but the difference between the work of novelists who have and haven’t utilized books such as these is night and day.