Novel Writing: Master Post
Updated: Nov 10
Here are the collected novel writing posts as of November 10th, 2020. This post may be updated if new posts are added.
The two hardest parts of writing anything are starting and finishing. Here's how to do both.
An approach to planning a novel based on the motivations and actions of the most important characters.
Learn more about your characters by charting how they interact with each other.
An approach to worldbuilding, starting from ancient history and moving forward.
How long should a manuscript be? Opinions vary greatly, so let's try and find a consensus.
Should chapters be a certain length? A brief study of well-known novels suggests the answer is "no."
Are there circumstances in which chapters should be unusually short or long?
Making an outline can be a great way to get organized. Here are five ways to go about it.