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Basics of writingNovel writing

Decisions when writing your story–Part 3

From Rick: NOTE: No post next week. The blog will resume on June 13. In the past two posts, I’ve talked about some major decisions you need to make when writing a novel, although these also apply to shorter works.

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Basics of writingNovel writing

Decisions when writing your novel–Part 2

From Rick: Last time, I talked about the big decision you must make when writing your story: Is your story idea/premise a brilliant one? What makes it brilliant? Is it something people will want to read? Don’t delude yourself into

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Basics of writingNovel writing

Decisions when writing your novel—Part 1

From Rick: There are four simple steps to writing a novel: STEP 1: Get a brilliant idea. STEP 2: Create fascinating, memorable characters to go with the idea. STEP 3: Write the novel. STEP 4: Edit the hell out of

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