While I'm teaching writing in Europe, I'm mining my eight years of articles on writing for you. Once a week I'm posting a link round-up on a certain subject. I'll also re-post an oldie but goodie in full on a different day. And I've got a couple of new posts scheduled for you as well.
Today's topic is writing the novel. Scroll down for tons of links!
Not sure what exactly is going on in this photo besides the writing. Are you?
Starting & Prep
Finding the First Line of Your Novel
A Novel-Writing Vision Board
Tips on Writing: Prepping For the Novel, Part One: Tools
Tips on Writing: Prepping For the Novel, Part Two–The Ideas and the Process
Tips on Writing: Prepping For the Novel, Part Three: Character
Tips on Writing: Prepping For the Novel, Part Four: Story
The Long-haul (or, Sticking With It)
Making the Magic Happen: Committing to a Writing Schedule
Fast-Drafting Fiction (Or Any Other Kind of Writing)
Never Underestimate the Power of a Writing Prompt
Willingness: The Mindset for Writing a Novel
Writing Every Morning
Characters at Cross Purposes
7 Ways to Get to Know Your Characters
9 Ways to Create Characters Readers Will Identify With
Creating Characters: Compassion and Conflict
The Ordinary Day
Building Your Fictional World
The Power of Place
Location, location, location
Overcoming Flat Scenes: Rising and Falling Action
The Value of (Groan) Structure
Saturday Writing Tip: Scenes
Okay, that ought to keep you busy for awhile. And remember, I'm teaching my novel writing class this fall, starting in October, if this has whetted your whistle for the process.
Next link round-up is a week from today, Tuesday, September 8, on journaling!