Jan Christensen's Blog – March 2008 Archive (1)

STAGES OF WRITING A NOVEL

The steps below help me to keep on track when writing a novel. Through trial and error, I've come up with these ideas to stay organized.



Get idea. Get excited about idea. Start outlining, mental planning--whatever you do to get going. I always just dive into the writing.



Open a second document on your computer. I name mine [NAME OF BOOK] NOTES.DOC. Keep it open whenever you're working on this manuscript. In it note each new character's name and description as you write… Continue

Added by Jan Christensen on March 21, 2008 at 3:20am — No Comments

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