Novel Research – Seeing the Future

Sometimes when you're writing, you need to do research on a topic to be able to write about it with authenticity and authority. Organised people  who know exactly where their story is going may get all their research done before they put fingers to keys. Others (those of us less organised or forward-thinking) side-track into …

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Writing Day 96

(Or something about there anyway) First of all: HappyChristmasHappyNewYearCongratulationsonsurviving HopeyouhadgoodholidaysHasn'titbeenages Now on with the good stuff! Since last writing about day 13, I have added several chapters, stopped writing for two months, and struggled to pick it all back up again. If I thought it was bad that time I stopped for a week. . …

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Quick Tip

Organisational things like calendars, character sheets, and documents containing facts on your novel can be very useful. As long as you start them, fill them in properly, keep them updated, and remember to check them at appropriate times. Otherwise they're one more way to legitimately waste your own time! (Curse you deadlines and your sneakiness!)