Shaunta has published two young adult novels with Penguin and teaches a popular writing course called A Novel Idea. But if you have only one undeveloped idea for your novel, where will your cards come from?
If the story is meant to be a novel, more scenes will come to you. However, while you plug away at the big project consider giving your spirits and brain a little boost by assigning yourself a shorter project now and then.
When I started writing the novel A Certain Slant of Light, I wondered what it would be like for a ghost to be seen by a human being for the first time after having been invisible for more than a century. Shift things around until you like the shape your story is beginning to take.
Computer viruses in virtual worlds can be dangerous Peculiar ideas. Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and download free character development worksheets! What if the homes of these two borrowed bodies are so different from each other that a union would be nearly impossible?
The final book in the series, Utopia is magnificently grand in scope and philosophical depth; a true delight to read. John Updike kept two desks: A bed is not recommended. Learn how you can quickly write in a clear, natural voice.
On the surface an addictive political thriller set in a time similar to the one of Rockefeller, Ford, Edison etc. Write about what you find fascinating enough to sustain your own interest in it over the years it will take you to finish the book. Reading and Writing Podcast This podcast hosted by Jeff Rutherford feels almost like an online book club.What if you have so many ideas for your novel that the idea of an outline completely overwhelms you?
It’s good writing practice to keep a notebook or paper close by so that you can jot down ideas for your story as they arise—but when the result is a growing pile of mismatched odds and ends, how do you organize those ideas into some sort of coherent outline that will guide your writing? View every episode of The Radical Personal Finance Podcast in one convenient location from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
So I’m about 20% into my new novel at this point, and was just struck with a very important realization: I have no idea what I’m doing. But it’s fun to learn new things, right?
Well, sometimes. As this challenge gets progressively harder, I’m learning a few lessons about the art of writing. "Airbnb for Dogs": Woman Hosts Pets at Her Home for $/Day. Finance, technology,people, sci-fi My 15+8 favorite books and yet another very good reads, plus a few awful ones.
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