Introduction Within any story told, a world is created. Even set on Earth, your book needs to show the world around it from the smallest creature to the society and culture of your main characters. One of the importance aspects of this is the geography in your book and how it can enhance your writing. … Continue reading Worldbuilding: Lands
Make sure you keep track of any major changes to your plotline. It’s not great when the guy who dies in chapter 5 is running into battle in chapter 13.
Do not spend days on end editing your first chapter when you haven’t started chapter two.
‘Good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: Two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn’t to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up.’ -Stephen King
If you know it doesn’t work for you, don’t edit while writing your first draft. If you try do to both as best as ability, you’ll just end up with one clunky mess of a book.
When you ask for feedback, make sure it’s clear what you want feedback on.
‘Turn a story on its head. If the macro view has been done, do the micro view. Or vice versa.’ -Steve Padilla