Posts Tagged ‘ How To Write A Novel ’

So, you want to be a novelist

So, you want to be a novelist, do you? Then I have some advice for you: WRITE. EVERY. DAY. And I don't mean blogs, or Twitter updates, or emails to your friends and family, or To Do lists. I mean write your novel every day. It's the hardest simple thing you'll ever do. I'm not suggesting writing a novel is simple; it's not. And I'm not suggesting that to create a novel, you just put Continue Reading...

Creating an outline that won’t kill your creativity

I've written a variety of novel manuscripts over the years, many during the noveling month of November. My typical approach to writing is commonly referred to as "flying by the seat of your pants," and although this may work in short doses, it is much harder to sustain in novel form. In the past I avoided the traditional outline, with its spontaneity-crushing fascism, convinced it was a tool Continue Reading...