Tagged with how to write a novel

3 Step Method to Finding and Fixing Plot Holes

3 Step Method to Finding and Fixing Plot Holes


My latest novel, The Terminarch Plot, is probably my most ambitious work yet.  I spent at least 6 months designing the backstory and various otherworldly settings where the series would take place. However, once the first novel was complete and off to the beta-readers, I was informed right away that there were several plot holes that … Continue reading

3 Personal Benefits of Writing a Novel

3 Personal Benefits of Writing a Novel


I’ve written four novels now (if you include that terrible teen-becomes-werewolf novel I wrote in high school for a contest but never published) and I suppose that might make me somewhat of an authority to someone who is thinking about sitting down at a computer or legal pad to write a novel. I’m in the … Continue reading

How to Write Your Novel In Under 20 Minutes by Simon Van Booy

How to Write Your Novel In Under 20 Minutes by Simon Van Booy


And now it is time for a Saturday morning pep talk, writers.  Simon Van Booy, writer of several short stories, novels and other award winning text, who has also written some intriguing philosophy books, gives his two cents on writing and planning a novel…and why everyone should.  This is worth a listen.  Running time 17:51.

7 Things Every Fictional Character Needs

7 Things Every Fictional Character Needs


I’m currently crafting some character biographies for a new series I’m writing and thought I would share a few things about how I go about creating characters.  I’ve gleaned this from several sources, from my days in college writing classes and from just figuring things out over time. I use this format to write character … Continue reading

School Begins and Writing Continues

School Begins and Writing Continues


Today I am attending yet another in-service meeting to begin the teaching year and I’m completely ready to start the year.  It looks like a good year this year even though our legislature is populated with tons of anti-education dogs, our governor thinks we are all slugs, and money is (as always) tight. Of course … Continue reading