This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
Rosie Nixon is the Editor of HELLO! magazine. Her new novel, The Stylist, is out now!
2. Complete a whole draft before you go back to the beginning.
3. If you hit a period of writer’s block, don’t sweat, spend that time reading and thinking – both are just as important to the creative writing process.
4. Write with your own voice – you don’t have to use super long, complicated words to write a good book. Swallowing a thesaurus never impressed anyone.
5. Enjoy it! Writing a novel is a big commitment, so it should be fun and something you are compelled to do.