Novel Writers’ ten think points


1. Write your target quota before entering any social media site

2.  Write from your instinct before reading writing advice

3.  Only seek feedback from other writers

4.  Only seek feedback when you have planned and written a substantial section

5.  Stop and decide where the plot is going one third of the way through

6.  Lie in bed and hear your characters’ voices clearly

7.   Highlight the sections you’re unhappy with in blue

8.   Beyond halfway read the first and last lines of every chapter

9.    Read a highly rated novel while you take a break

10.   Care about your characters and write their future…NOW


10 thoughts on “Novel Writers’ ten think points

  1. Excellent ten points, Rosalind. I would only comment on no 3. Have had invaluable feedback from agents and publishers also on early chapters (if you are lucky enough to have some who will read them). But of course they are professionals too.
    And personally I read much more than chapter first and last lines. If I’m stuck I often read through the whole thing! (It can lead to yet more revision, which can lead to the solution).


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