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Tag: writing a novel

FINISH THAT NOVEL—Tips to Help You Go the Distance

Today, Alex Limberg is with us again, and he is talking about one of the most important and tricky issues in writing: Endurance. It doesn’t matter how well we write, how pretty the prose or witty the dialogue. WE MUST FINISH. No half-finished brilliant manuscript ever became a runaway best-seller but a lot of finished …

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So You Wrote a First Draft—Dear God! What NOW?

If we add too much of the wrong thing, we can spoil the entire novel. If we cut too much of the right stuff we can collapse the story.

The Single Best Way to FINISH Your Novel

Never underestimate what your subconscious is capable of doing. Our subconscious mind is planting seeds along the way that can eventually sprout into ideas better than we imagined. Editing too soon can ruin that magic

Is Perfectionism Killing Your Writing Career?

We writers have to be really really careful about worshipping perfection, and I think fiction can be far more vulnerable because it is far more subjective. There comes a time when we simply have to SHIP. Just let it go.

Deep P.O.V. Part One—What IS It? How Do We DO It?

Everyone wants it. Readers love it. Uh, but what IS it? How do I do it? Can I order some on-line?