How to create an awesome plot outline! A step by step guide

After you’ve figured out the rough plot of your novel (I used the first 4 steps of Randy Ingermanson’s snowflake method), it may help you to outline it. An outline can be viewed as a basic ‘wire-frame’ of your plot which you can refer to throughout the first draft stage. Although it isn’t for everyone (some may … More How to create an awesome plot outline! A step by step guide

500 words a day keeps the first draft at play: a useful tool for keeping your first draft moving forward

Taken with a pinch of salt, this means “work a little on your novel every day, in order to move it forward”, but that doesn’t sound anywhere near as catchy. Now, I (Becca) will begin by pointing out that this is likely to be more relevant to those of you who write part time like … More 500 words a day keeps the first draft at play: a useful tool for keeping your first draft moving forward

“SOME OTHER FIGHTING RELATED ACTIVITIES HERE”: Top 30 funniest first draft comments (Part 1)

We all know how frustrating writing the first draft of your novel can be – pulling  80,000 words out of thin air and trying to arrange them into a coherent, well-written piece of literature is never going to be easy. We aren’t saying that beautiful first drafts don’t exist – they do – if you’re one … More “SOME OTHER FIGHTING RELATED ACTIVITIES HERE”: Top 30 funniest first draft comments (Part 1)