Here is a section of a post I wrote after completing my first novel in 2011:It was one hell of a month and a very big challenge for me. This was something I had never dared to do before. I barely ever finish stories, much less full length novels!
Here are my tips for doing NaNoWriMo from personal experience:
- Write an outline. Seriously. You'll never know how valuable it is to you until the month starts and you have nothing to write about. Trust me when I say this because I had no outline and ...
In 2011 I wrote Eternal Darkness. In 2012 I wrote its sequel, Shadow Blades during Camp Nanowrimo. I made the monumental mistake of handwriting 50,000 words. In the years since I have slowly tried to type up Shadow Blades so it can have the readership I feel it deserves. So, over the next few months I'll be typing the whole thing up. It may be messy. It may be strange. But at least it is finally going to see the light of day, and I'm glad to share this journey with you all.
Why am I giving ...
Genre is Important When Writing a Novel
It is amusing
how genre is one of the defining aspects of a novel. The novel and genre are so
intrinsically linked. You cannot think of Lord of The Rings without thinking of
fantasy, the Hunger Games with young adult or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the
Galaxy without science fiction. But why is it so important to be categorised?
Is it even necessary? Wouldn’t you rather be hip and say I have a romance
infused-fantasy epic-exploration of space kind...
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