Here’s my explanation of why writing faster than we “are comfortable” can produce fiction just as good (if not better) than a work that’s been written slowly and deliberately.
Tag: James Scott Bell
May 28 2015
How to Manage Scenes in a Novel—Structure Part 8
As a fiction author, you will often feel like an acrobat spinning plates while standing on your head and juggling fiery chainsaws. There are so many components to keep track of, lest you end up down the Bunny Trail of No Return. Organization is key when it comes to being a successful novelist. Before we continue, …
May 13 2015
Is Your Idea Strong Enough? Story Structure Part 4
Think of your core idea as the ground where you will eventually build your structure. Novels, being very large structures, require firm ground. So how do you know if the idea you have is strong enough?
May 08 2015
Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story—Part Two
May 06 2015
Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story—Structure Part One
Writers must understand structure if they hope to be successful. Yes, it might take five years to finish the first novel, but if we land a three book deal, we don’t have 15 years to turn in our books. Also, in the new paradigm of publishing, writers who produce more content have greater odds of making …