So You Want to Write a Novel?

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So You Want to Write a Novel?

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So You Want to Write a Novel?

Book by: SolN

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It’s said that everyone has a novel in them. And judging by what people are saying quite a few are in the process of writing one. Indeed, almost half the people I know are either writing a novel, thinking about writing a novel, or dreaming about writing a novel. So, if you have a good idea, have an itch to write that just won’t go away, and dream maybe of seeing your work on the shelf, here’s some advice on how to start the process and see it through.

I take this advice from watching the thousands of writers passing through TheNextBigWriter and Booksie sites which I have developed.
 

 

Content Summary

It’s said that everyone has a novel in them. And judging by what people are saying quite a few are in the process of writing one. Indeed, almost half the people I know are either writing a novel, thinking about writing a novel, or dreaming about writing a novel. So, if you have a good idea, have an itch to write that just won’t go away, and dream maybe of seeing your work on the shelf, here’s some advice on how to start the process and see it through.

I take this advice from watching the thousands of writers passing through TheNextBigWriter and Booksie sites which I have developed.

Author Chapter Note

Golden novel writing rule: Just Show Up!

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Submitted: November 19, 2014

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Just Show Up

Novelist Joey C has a different take on all of this:

“My take is that the rules differ for each person and maybe even for each novel. The only unbreakable rule I've discovered is "Just Show UP!"  That means sit down at the computer every single day and even if no inspiration comes, write. Write a grocery list or a letter or a poem or a short story or nonsense words but don't get up until you feel you have something down that you can use.”

So, despite what everyone may say, what the writing books may advise, the friends may suggest, at the end of the day, writing a novel is really about Just Showing Up.

So go ahead and give it a short. Like running a marathon it will be painful/excruciating/maddening but when you are done it will be the accomplishment of a lifetime.

And if it actually sells well, you’ll have made your dream a living.


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