Tips for Writing Your First Novel

1. Your Protagonist must have strong convictions to hold to as things change his world. A Mennonite pastor has a daughter killed by a drunk driver. His beliefs call for forgiveness, but does he want revenge instead? Every character in your story should want/need something. 2.     List 10 inner demons for your Protagonist, … Continue reading Tips for Writing Your First Novel

Plotting and Outline

WHAT IS A PLOT? It is a chain of events within a story, each of which is the result of some prior event.  Nothing in a story is random, everything is cause and effect. HOW DOES A PLOT DEVELOP? Quite simply, things get worse.  Never let the main character sit back and watch. He / She must … Continue reading Plotting and Outline