Ever heard you need an outline to write your book, but can’t stomach the thought? I felt the same way before I wrote my first novel – and rewrote it – and wrote it again (and repeated too many times to count!) – before discovering the true value of an outline. Reaching this point took…Continue reading Outlining – the fun way!
It’s time for that first draft. You’ve gone through the “pre-writing” process. It’s time to start writing. And what do you do? You sit and stare at the blank screen, not sure where to start. Or you rewrite the first sentence a million times. Or you find a dozen other arbitrary things to do instead.…Continue reading Your First Draft
Before you start It’s a great day! You’ve settled on an idea for your work of fiction. But before you dive headlong into the first chapter, have you decided on a setting for your tale? Imagine how disturbing it would be if your story is a historical fiction around the time of the Irish potato…Continue reading Setting – What is it and why is it important for your novel?