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Novel Writing: Master Post

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

Here are the collected novel writing posts as of November 10th, 2020. This post may be updated if new posts are added.

How to Start and Finish Writing Your Next Doomed Novel

The two hardest parts of writing anything are starting and finishing. Here's how to do both.

A Quick-Start Guide to Writing a Novel

An approach to planning a novel based on the motivations and actions of the most important characters.

Developing Characters: A Relationship-Driven Approach

Learn more about your characters by charting how they interact with each other.

Worldbuilding Ideas: Starting From the Ground Up

An approach to worldbuilding, starting from ancient history and moving forward.

The Ideal Novel Length: Finding the Best Word Count

How long should a manuscript be? Opinions vary greatly, so let's try and find a consensus.

The Search for the Ideal Chapter Length

Should chapters be a certain length? A brief study of well-known novels suggests the answer is "no."

Chapter Length: The Long and the Short

Are there circumstances in which chapters should be unusually short or long?

5 Outlines to Help Structure Your Novel

Making an outline can be a great way to get organized. Here are five ways to go about it.


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