by Sarah Painter Much as I love the act of reading, I also adore listening, and find the burgeoning world of podcasting very exciting indeed. For starters, audio is so convenient. There are lots of times during my week when reading a blog would be frowned upon (driving springs to mind), but if I have my iPod, lovingly loaded with podcast episodes, then I can still have wordy … [Read more...] about Novelicious Explores Podcasts For Inspiration, Information and Fun
I know I'm always banging on about keeping on writing until you finish your book, but what if you've written your story all the way to 'The End' but it's only 30,000 words? Or 20,000? Well, perhaps you've written a novella – and there's nothing wrong with that! I strongly believe that the story should be the length it's meant to be; if you … [Read more...] about Write Your Novel – Novel or Novella?
Think about things that you do automatically every single day: Making a cup of tea in the morning or brushing your teeth before bed. You don't have to think about these tasks and you never (or hardly ever) miss them out. However ingrained and natural these behaviours feel, you weren't born doing them. Somewhere along the way, you developed the habit and now they are … [Read more...] about Write Your Novel – Building The Habit
Last week, I talked about super-charging your story with a motivated, compelling antagonist. This week, I want to introduce a specific type of antagonist; the doppelganger. A doppelganger antagonist is like the evil twin of your protagonist. It's a wonderful (fun!) device that can open up all kinds of possibilities for showing character and character growth. In a nutshell, … [Read more...] about Write Your Novel – The Doppelganger Antagonist
November seems like a good time to talk about the power of momentum. At this very moment, thousands of people are typing away, racking up their word counts and trying to finish a 50,000 word draft by the end of the month. It’s worth asking why, exactly, the idea of NaNoWriMo took off and became internationally popular. There’s the community, of course, and the time-limit of the … [Read more...] about Write Your Novel – Building Momentum