This article provides some great writing tips.
Every manuscript begins as an idea-perhaps a character whose voice won’t leave us alone or a situation that demands to be explored.
Our challenge is to turn that idea into a story. What blueprint, plan, or method will we use?
One popular approach is to write the draft fast. Anyone who has participated in NaNoWriMo understands the benefits of shutting off the internal editor and moving steadily forward. I’m a NaNo cheerleader, especially since my first two published novels began as NaNoWriMo projects.
But writing a fast draft isn’t the way I write anymore. Learn more.