The Big Idea is the initial spark for the novel. For me the spark was based on a situation and a character.
Success as a writer is no easy task, but it becomes much harder if you have no clear plan for what you want to do. If you want to succeed as a writer, you need to treat writing as a business. If you want to succeed as a business, you need a business plan. Most
Master the Possibilities When you start a novel, the options are virtually limitless. A character can go in almost any direction. As the story progresses though, all of those options should fall away until the only option left is the conclusion. Think of your story as a tree. In the beginning, a tree is just
Outlines Make it Easier to Track Complex Events An action outline is a point by point outline of the events that you intend to have happen in your story. The action outline serves as a roadmap for your plot. It demonstrates to you how your plot will be driven forward. It helps you to think