Here’s a fun way to start your novel — collaging. I explain the process in this post:
Free write elements for your collage
Free writing is simple to do – I like to think of it as free form brainstorming.
Here’s how to free write. Set a timer for five minutes, and start writing. It doesn’t matter much what you write. The results of a particular free writing session aren’t important.
Collaging is a wonderful way to start your book. You’ll find that it also helps to keep you inspired, and on track. My students love this process; I hope you do, too.
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Awake to Darkness
Writing a novel? You want it to sell, don’t you? Yes, I know, it’s a stupid question. However, it’s easy to get so caught up in the writing, that you forget that the reader wants something… an emotional experience.
Lists can help with that:
If you’re disappointed with the sales of your Kindle novels, there’s usually just one answer — get more emotion into your books. Readers will forgive you just about anything, as long as they get an emotional payoff from your books.
Read the above article, and start using lists.
Share your experiences with lists in the comments, I’d love to hear how they work for you… 🙂
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