Tonight’s post is going to be short because I’m coming off the high of creating a rough outline for my first novel. Yes, it’s official! I am writing my first novel and intend to have it completed within the next few months. I have been playing around with endless novel pot ideas for more than a year, wanting to write a novel but never fully committing to an idea. If you’ve been planning on writing your first novel for some time, perhaps you can understand the drama that comes with committing to an idea. Tonight, the magic just happened. I Keep Reading!
If you don’t want to become a “pantser” who allows each novel to evolve naturally through the writing process, you need to learn how to write a novel outline. Even if you do want to write without a strict storyline in place, it’s a good idea to create a loose outline that can give you some guidance if you get stuck. In this case, you will give yourself freedom to deviate from the outline at any time while keeping that safety net nearby. I have come across some great resources that have allowed me to create my own novel outlining Keep Reading!
What did you think of yesterday’s blog post about writing a book in a day? While there are some writers who can pull that off, I know that many fiction writers just can’t make it happen. In fact, you may not even want to make it happen because writing a novel, novella or collection of short stories is an enjoyable process. If you’ve been writing for any length of time, you may have experienced the writer’s high that comes over you in the process of creation. Your characters are coming alive and doing things that you could have never predicted Keep Reading!
Once you decide that you’re going to write a book, you may start wishing that you could snap your fingers and see it in print. This eagerness comes from knowing that you have a valuable story to tell, and you want to get it out into the world as quickly as possible. That eagerness may lead you to clear your calendar and sit down to write a book in a day, but is this really possible? I wrote this post to help you determine whether writing a book in a day is a realistic goal for you. At the Keep Reading!