Learn how to write a first novel: These 10 do's and don'ts will help you plan and structure your process and avoid common first-time book-writing mistakes.

How to write a first novel: 10 Do's and Don'ts

Learn how to write a first novel: These 10 do's and don'ts will help you plan and structure your process and avoid common first-time book-writing mistakes.

I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

Conflict – the foundation of every novel bled onto the page. Without it, your book flatlines harder than the grim reaper. No self-respecting book doctor will even attempt to resuscitate it. A…

10 Things Every Writers Needs To Know About Conflict

Conflict – the foundation of every novel bled onto the page. Without it, your book flatlines harder than the grim reaper. No self-respecting book doctor will even attempt to resuscitate it. A…

It's impossible to figure out how to outline any one aspect of your story in isolation. Instead, learn 3 ways to "bob and weave" from one to the next.

It's impossible to figure out how to outline any one aspect of your story in isolation. Instead, learn 3 ways to "bob and weave" from one to the next.

A novel in one year - a breakdown by tasks / weeks. How to write a novel

A novel in one year - a breakdown by tasks / weeks. How to write a novel

50 High-Stakes Plot Ideas that you can make your own... for your thriller, mystery, scifi, fantasy, or YA novel! #writingtips #NaNoWriMo #how to write a novel

50 High-Stakes Plot Ideas that you can make your own... for your thriller, mystery, scifi, fantasy, or YA novel! #writingtips #NaNoWriMo #how to write a novel

How to plan your novel so you can write your first draft in 30 days - and have it stronger than if you'd taken a year.

How to plan your novel so you can write your first draft in 30 days - and have it stronger than if you'd taken a year.

How to Create an Epic Character for your novel: this infographic lays out nine foundation blocks to help you get to know your character on an entirely new level.  Make sure to check out the workbook by clicking the pin if you want to delve into your character development in more detail! // Something Delicious

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How to Create an Epic Character for your novel: this infographic lays out nine foundation blocks to help you get to know your character on an entirely new level. Make sure to check out the workbook by clicking the pin if you want to delve into your character development in more detail! // Something Delicious

Hoping to get published? This advice from literary agents about how to start a novel will help you avoid the slush pile.

How to Start Your Novel: Advice From Literary Agents

Hoping to get published? This advice from literary agents about how to start a novel will help you avoid the slush pile.

What Happens On Page One; 30 WAYS TO START A NOVEL #writing advice #how to write a novel

What Happens On Page One; 30 WAYS TO START A NOVEL #writing advice #how to write a novel

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