I took some time off to write my first draft now am I'll done, all 60,000 words of it. Now I'm doing the editing and I'm just blinded by the amount of rewriting I'll actually need to do. For one I'm discovering that I should have ignored the advice of one very nice reader to write on the fly and just simply finished my research (you remember the one I'd started on here about a month ago). Flying by the seat of my pants has caused some serious novel faults including;…Continue
DISCLAIMER: If you're writing a fantasy novel. This will not take a day.I found that out the hard way.
Apparently making your own world for your fantasy novel is fun but not easy. Picking the mood was easy; the time period - I got this, but the geography...Lord help me. Between giving the world an origin, climate, physical geography that is adapted to the climate and a viable ecosystem, I've rediscovered my intense dislike for my geography teacher. Oh yes! and…Continue
So far in your course to Write Your Novel life has seemed pretty easy. All you had to do was pick a genre and come up with the whispers of an idea. Well the real work starts when you have to build your idea past its LOCK potential into something worth more than a few paragraphs. The first step is to…Continue
Apparently not every idea I come up with is gold (I know - shocking!). Not every random story can give me a good book. It wasn't till I started researching that I found out how easy it was to sift the chaff from the real deal. Its called the LOCK Method (Check LOCK Method for more info). Basically the theory suggests that for your idea to pass through the gates of your brain to your fingers…Continue