3 Big Misconceptions About Novel Outlines That Every Writer Needs to Know

3 Big Misconceptions About Novel Outlines That Every Writer Needs to Know

3 Big Misconceptions About Novel Outlines That Every Writer Needs to Know   Do you avoid creating novel outlines because you don’t think they will be helpful to your work? Novel outlines can be extremely helpful to writers. But many writers avoid creating them. They think the cons outweigh the pros.   But here are three big misconceptions about novel outlines that writers need to know.   False Belief #1: Outlines are written in stone. Often, writers avoid creating outlines because they think they’ll be tied to what’s written on the outlines. That they won’t be able to stray from them and write what really comes out. But that’s not necessarily true.   The main purpose of a novel outline is to outline the story. That’s it. If a new twist pops up that would have your readers at the edge of their seats, you’re free to make the change.   There is so much that goes into a novel that an outline isn’t going to cover everything. By default, there’s...
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3 Simple Tips to Finding a Quiet Place to Write

3 Simple Tips to Finding a Quiet Place to Write

3 Simple Tips to Finding a Quiet Place to Write Books Do you need peace and quiet when you write? Some quiet place to write your books so you can focus and get into the writing zone? I know I do. I work best in my office, alone, with the door closed. And if you're anything like me, you need peace and quiet to get any writing done, too. For me, I haven't had much experience working around others or in chaos, and I haven't been in a position where I needed to make a chaotic environment work. If chaos occurs, I can just put my writing dreams on hold. No biggy, right? After all these years, I really wish I had worked harder at getting the writing done. But that's neither here nor there. I can't go back and change the past. What I can do now is move forward toward my writing goals and secure a happier present and future for myself and everyone...
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How to Build a Solid Foundation So You Can Edit As You Write the First Draft

How to Build a Solid Foundation So You Can Edit As You Write the First Draft

How to Build a Solid Foundation So You Can Edit As You Write the First Draft One big question writers have is, how can they write a solid first draft? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could write a solid draft on the first try? It would save us countless hours on revisions and we wouldn’t have to spend so much time going over our work again and again and again and… Writing a novel is work. And sometimes the story needs to sit for a while and other times we need to rewrite the whole thing. It can get frustrating and even boring, especially when we’ve read it countless times. We’re basically reading the same novel over and over with no reward in sight of starting a new story. It gets old. If there was a way to shorten the process, writers would be all over it. Well, the skeptics wouldn’t be – they’d be too busy picking apart the process and telling...
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