Process[ edit ] Our overall process changes from book to book.
Middle-aged, over-weight with a baby on my hip, twins holding onto my leg, bags under my eyes, grey strands of hair making their appearance, an office badge dangling from my neck, still clad in my business attire while attending a Cub Scouts function. Where did you find the time to write a novel?
They hear the accent in my voice.
They see my Middle-Eastern features, my olive complexion, my straight pitch-black hair, my brown eyes. How did she do it? The question of the hour.
Is it even possible? All throughout my novel writing journey I ebbed and flowed between over confidence and self-doubt. I can do it.
A mantra that stuck around. Are you thinking about writing a novel? Well, stop thinking and start writing.
If you really want to get in the weeds and know how this ESOL suburban working mother of three managed to write a 90,word book, then here is my cheat sheet: Find your sweet spot: This is number one on my list and it really is what made my novel happen.
I found my sweet spot at 6: I would write before the kids woke up, and right before I got ready for work. It was only an hour a day. Not much time, really, but I cherished it and protected it, committing to writing a few hundred words every day.
Eventually the words added up and I became a novelist. Think about your novel all the time: When you are writing a novel, you will be forever immersed in the world you create.Check out my best-selling book, How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method.
This book is a different kind of teaching tool. It uses a story to SHOW you how to write a novel, rather than to TELL you how to write a novel.
I used the Snowflake Method to help me write the book, and at the end, you get to see the Snowflake document I created for the book, exactly the way I wrote it. National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing.
The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!
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Jan 08, · Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group I Could Write A Book · Jerry Butler The Philadelphia Sessions ℗ The Island Def Jam Music Group. Jan 11, · Join a writing group: I’m not exaggerating when I say the village was what made my book happen.
And by village, I mean my writing group who read every single chapter at least twice, line edited every page, refined my plot, and picked me up when I wanted to shred my manuscript and throw it in the Potomac River. Novel: Novel, an invented prose narrative of considerable length and a certain complexity that deals imaginatively with human experience, usually through a connected sequence involving a group of persons in a specific setting.