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The Setting of a Novel

The setting of your novel is a critical element that needs careful consideration and planning. It is the backdrop to your story, and requires as much thought as you give to the characters and storyline. 809 more words


Fiction Genres

Defining Genres

Fiction is normally divided into a range of categories that are referred to as genres. It will be the first way for readers and publishers to judge your novel, and every writer needs to select the genre of their own work. 920 more words


The Role of Chapters

Chapters are a wonderful invention that help to compartmentalise a novel, breaking it up into sections that are easily read in one sitting. 907 more words


The Length of a Novel

Standard Word Counts

You are about to embark on a long and challenging journey and so far you have only stared at a blank sheet of paper or a computer screen in the search for inspiration. 779 more words


Author Blog Challenge - MotivationTechniques


 Motivation techniques are a popular life skill for everyone, not just writers

To achieve something, having the motivation to get there is a given.  42 more words


Next Steps in Writing a Novel: The Table of Contents

I finally hammered out the Table of Contents (TOC) for my proposed science fiction novel (I’m stuck on giving the book a title at the moment). 514 more words

Science Fiction

How to Build a Story in 20 Easy Steps (Guest Post )

Chris from the Story Reading Ape Blog kindly posted my simple guide to building a story.

Here’s a link to that article:

How to Build a Story in 20 Easy Steps (Guest Post by Author Toni Pike)… 19 more words