Archive for June, 2014

The newest Hub Pages article on How to Write a Novel is out! Part of the Planning step is dealing with Setting, which involves dates, times, locations, time periods, historical events, and more! I give details and advice on how to implement setting into your novel and why it’s so important, so check it out!

Quick Tip: Your setting can be a subtle part of the novel depending on how you introduce it; it can also play a large part of your plot!

Part of the planning process is to create dynamic, well-rounded characters for your novels. Read about writing effective characters on HubPages and find questionnaires to test the depth of your creations! Characters rely on research, from naming to diversity, in order to appear realistic for readers.

Quick Tip: Don’t be afraid to branch out of your comfort zone when creating characters. Write someone you don’t know and look at the differences (as well as similarities) you may have in common!

The second step to Writing a Novel is to plan! Read the article on HubPages for all of the ways writers can plan their novels before writing. I discuss the methods most commonly used and ways to employ them to novels, as well as give tips and tricks for each!

Quick Tip:  While skipping this part of the process may sound faster, having a plan or plot outlined can come in handy when Writer’s Block hits!

The first step in the series of Hub Pages articles on How to Write a Novel has been published! In this article, I give details about how important ideas and the inspiration behind them are to the creative process, especially when it comes to novel writing. I also give examples and information about different ways to receive ideas, including using prompts to begin writing and using music as a mood muse.

Quick tip: Always carry around a notebook and writing utensil, you never know where inspiration will strike!