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How to Write a Novel: Drafty Bastards

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Dear Reader;

Finally getting back to my How To series, I am pleased to say that we have *finally* reached the fun part! 3,849 more words

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Update & Writing Links

Dear Reader;

As you know I am working on a How To series about novel writing. I’m definitely going to continue with this and will post the next update as soon as I can, but I just recently got over being sick (I’m mostly better now) and as a result am way behind on deadlines. 170 more words

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How to Write a Novel: Keeping Track

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So last time I gave you a template for outlining and an example of how to use it. Today we’re actually not going to talk about working from that outline, but rather how to keep track of things when you *do* use the outline (which I hope you will). 1,104 more words

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How to Write a Novel: Outline of Doom!

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Part five of my How To series, today I’m focusing on outlining. I know, I know, for many of you this is a bad word. 2,733 more words

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How to Write a Novel: Characters We Love - And Love To Hate

Dear Reader;

Part four of my How to Write a Novel series, today’s post is all about characters! (Which, let’s be honest, is what you were waiting for anyway, right?) Here I’ll focus on a couple of things: names, physical descriptions, personalities, and some suggestions for things to stay away from. 4,406 more words

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How to Write a Novel: No Time Like The Present

Dear Reader;

Part three of my How to Write a Novel series (a break it down to the basics how to guide), today I’m going to focus on something that I often find myself struggling with: Time management. 2,003 more words

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How to Write a Novel: Zombies Eat Flesh

Dear Reader;

As part of my “How to Write a Novel” series, I’m doing my next post on fleshing out your idea. My goal is to break down the steps involved in writing a novel. 2,321 more words

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