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What makes a good first page of your novel?

You’ve probably read a million times that the first line or page of a book is the most important and most difficult part of the book to write. 940 more words

YA Books

Just Write: Career-minded authors, take note

My writing is going well, and this is no accident. I’ve been working feverishly on several projects, and I’ve signed four contracts over the past few months. 330 more words


Life is a Work-Around: Forget What You Know

By the time you’ve introduced your rear to the chair, softened up your keyboard and bought a case of coffee, you feel like you are ready to write the most amazing story ever. 494 more words

Writing Tips

Starting That Novel: #Subtips for the New Writer

As a part of my #subtips feature on Twitter, I’m going to start doing some quick blog posts about those same tips and topics.

Writing is a complex field with tons of variables and questions and distractions, and sometimes it helps to just ask questions and get answers. 1,177 more words

Scripted spontaneity

By B. Corp.

It’s soon to be that time of year again, when hobbyists roll up their sleeves and punch keys in a frenzy to get a wordcount by a deadline, while the pros sigh and mutter “welcome to my world”. 615 more words

Writing A Novel

Novel Writing: What is Your Novel About?

When cornered at a party and faced with the question ‘what is your novel about’, many of us are forced to try and summarise a text of several hundred pages into a sentence or two. 637 more words

Zane Marc Gentis

Elsa Holland reblogged this on The Writers Room.