So, you’ve decided to write a novel. You have your story burning a hole in your chest, and you can’t wait to get it down on paper. Setting the pen to the notepad, or the fingers to the keys, you set off with speed and passion. Before long, however, you find that this isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. Shame fills you as you realise that you aren’t nearly as good as you hoped you would be. Don’t worry, it happened to me, and it happens to us all.
Here are a few tips I have picked up from my first ten months or so of writing, I hope they help. Keep going, you’ve got this.
Read as much as you can
The chances are, that if you want to write a book, you love to read. The temptation to stop reading when you are writing is…
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