Is Writing a Novel Daunting for You?
If writing a book seems daunting to you—something you’ve dreamed about but don’t know how to get started—then ask yourself three questions: 1. Who is your protagonist? 2. What trouble is she or he facing? 3. Where does the story take place? With the answers in mind, take your first baby steps. You can do it! The Protagonist Choose the main character’s age and sex after determining your target audience. In the romance genre, the protagonist should be female, for
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What's Your Big Idea?
What matters to you? What’s your passion? What holds your interest longer than it takes to read a preview on Netflix? If you write about concepts that you care about—that make you laugh, cry, or shake your fists in the air—your readers will get lost in the pages of your book. A book draws readers by the way it makes them feel and/or helps them escape from their everyday lives. You’ll find ideas in your home, workplace, neighbourhood, and community. Everybody in your circle of
I Can Help!
If you dream of writing a novel but don't know how to get started, let me take you step by step through my novel-writing guide for beginners. Learn how to turn your big ideas into a full-length story, how to outline and structure your novel, how to develop characters so they'll walk off the page, and how to polish, publish, and promote your work—and more. It won't be long until you're ready to share your novel with the world. (Write Right: Novel Writing for Beginners is suita
Thanks to Author Robert Lalonde for the Five-Star Review. "The Keepers is an engaging story of a single mother struggling with the challenges of running a vineyard in Ontario, Canada, while raising her teenage son, Alexandre. There are several threads that run through this book. The teenage son who’s bored living on a farm and doesn’t quite fit in at school. The successful writer, Richard Sweeney, who has family problems and is suffering from writer’s block who comes to the f