Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 4: The Characters

Before you want to write a novel, you're going to want to know your characters pretty well, right? I mean, you don't want to write bland, wooden characters at the beginning of your novel and then by the end you've got your character down. No, you want to have them nice and rounded already before … Continue reading Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 4: The Characters

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Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 3: Beginning to Write the Plot

Alright, now that you have every thing you need to put together your plot, it's time to slide it all together. Your characters, theme, character arc, plot, story, goal, motivations, message, snippets and epic scenes are ready to be set down into a time line. 1: Set it Down To start, just...start. There isn't much … Continue reading Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 3: Beginning to Write the Plot

Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 2: Fleshing out the Theme

So now you've written down the main ideas of your story, you have the basic blocks of your novel outline complete. Now you want to begin fleshing out your theme some more. 1: Brainstorm Even though you have what the idea of the theme is, think about this: how do the different characters respond to … Continue reading Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 2: Fleshing out the Theme