Writing a Novel: The Rules

“Beware of advice – even this.” ~ Carl Sandburg How many writers out there have read through (or at least skimmed) dozens of books about the art of writing; looking for guidelines, rules and loads of other bits of advice on how to write the best book in the whole entire world, before finally putting […]

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Planner, Pantser… Maybe a Planster

I’ll start off by explaining what the three P’s mean for any new writers out there who might be coming across these terms for the first time. “PLANNER”: this is pretty self-explanatory. It’s someone who outlines their plot, characters and world. Planners often believe that having a detailed outline will make the process of writing […]

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Drafts: How many is too many?

Before starting my first novel, I’d not given much thought to how many drafts I would need to work through to complete my story. I thought I would just write it once, edit it and that’s that. … This could be one of the reasons it seemed like such a daunting task for so many […]

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