So you’re ready to start writing a novel. Or, maybe you’ve started and stopped the same novel a handful of times. Or possibly, you started writing ages ago, and you’re finally ready to dust off the old manuscript and get to writing again. Whether this is your first, second, or fifty-third book, we’ve got a few helpful tips for anyone on the journey to completing a novel.
Before the next piece of literary history flies from your brain to the keyboard, you probably need to find some inspiration. This can often be the most difficult part of the writing process. Maybe you have a half-baked idea of what you want to write about, but at some point, the inspiration just stops. We’ve got 5 helpful tools and techniques to help get those creative juices flowing!
Chapter one. It’s kind of a big deal. In fact, it’s so big, a lot of writers get stuck in their own head, going back and forth, how to start, what should the first sentence be, is this enough backstory, is this too much backstory, etc., etc., that they never even finish the chapter, let alone the book. If this sounds like you, don’t worry! Take a deep breath and slow down. We’ve all experienced this panic at one time or another during our writing process. Take a few minutes to watch this video and get some expert tips from a published author.