Writing a novel can be a daunting task for an author, often a lifetime dream. The initial manuscript draft may take a month if you have the time dedication and motivation, or it may take years as you work it in and around everyday responsibilities. Now it is time for the next step, editing!
Writing is hard and writing a novel in 30 days in really hard yet fun! Whatever your reason, challenge yourself this year and participate in National Novel Writing Month in November.
It is rumored that a good way to break into the publishing world as an author is to start out small and work your way up. Most take on the feat of writing a full length novel. Consider writing short stories for your first attempt.
Writer groups have been around for hundreds of years. If joining a writer’s group isn’t something you have tried or considered before, you are in for a pleasant surprise.
Fictional characters are so much fun to create. Like people you know, they have feelings, motivation, challenges, and a rich backstory. Can’t think of any to place in your story besides the main character? Think again.