How to Write a Novel

A couple of reservations on this:

1. I never think of a story before I write a novel. I begin with a vague idea of the mood, and hope that the plot will come to me a chapter at a time.
2. My usual efforts come in at 160,000 words.

Other than this, sound advice – especially the last point!

3 responses to “How to Write a Novel

  1. Julie near Chicago


  2. Brian Dead Rift Webb

    I only write short stories because I cannot keep my attention on the story to hit more than about 10 or 20 thousand words.

    As for a story, many times I too only start with a story seed, and see what it germinates into.