First Novel – Writing

First Novel – Writing 0

“Writers write.” You’ve set out on the journey of writing your first novel, and so far you have spent time organizing your thoughts—an outline, synopsis, notes on cocktail napkins. The story seems well thought out, you feel good about your direction, but you’re not certain if your planning is enough. When should you start writing? [...]

First Novel – Thinking and Planning

First Novel – Thinking and Planning 4

Recently I blogged about starting a novel, and my intent to post weekly on the process (it’s been a few weeks since that first posting, so you can see how good I am at this). This week I wanted to discuss the biggest change in my process, why I think it’s important, and how others [...]

My First Novel

My First Novel 0

Back at the beginning of April I started work on a novel. This is not the first time I’ve tried working on a project of this length—in fact, I’ve started at least three novels, two of which were meant to be part of epic series. One of these previous attempts got three or four chapters [...]

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