he word novel has been derived from an Italian word novella, which means a new story or a new thing. A number of critics have defined the word novel in a different way. A novel is a fictitious prose narrative which contains at least 20000 words.
Tips and techniques for outlining a fiction book or novel so you can create the bare bones of a story idea before fleshing out the bulk of the content.
The house is spotless. The yard is mowed. The hedges are trimmed. I even edged - anything to avoid writing.
Once a year writers everywhere test their mettle against time. Can you write 50,000 words in 30 days?
You can write a novel in 30 days! It takes a little planning, some steely resolve and an idea. I write here about my experience attempting the 50,000 word-challenge during the month of November.
Learning how to incorporate subplots into your novel will add layers of richness to it. Here are some points to consider.
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This article provides a basic understanding of the different kinds of point of view available to fiction writers and some of their various strengths and weaknesses, allowing the author to make more informed decisions when crafting stories. It also provides guidelines for how, when and where to...
Just as there is a story arc, and there are character arcs, each scene of your novel needs an arc to effectively move your story forward and keep your reader turning pages until the end.
Every snowflake is different, just like every book that is, or ever will be, written. Here is an overview of the Snowflake Method for writing a novel.