How to write a novella in 24 hours
Writing, finding out who this character was as I wrote him, finding out what was going to happen next as it happened. Write a bit. In keeping with the spirit of the event we writers arrived with some vague ideas about characters but pretty much nothing else.
Events Tuesday, June 12, How to write a book in 24 hours aka How to go mad in 24 hours or less. Think a bit.
How to write a novella in 24 hours pdf
And I think we made something pretty amazing, with a surge of energy that leaps off the page. At around 2pm yesterday, with a word count still hovering somewhere under the 1, word mark and refusing to budge I was wondering why the hell I had ever thought I could write a short story in a day, and what special kind of madness had taken hold of me when I said yes to the 24 Hour Book. Write a bit. For me, someone who rarely thinks in pictures, this was a very interesting chapter. Plan what might happen next. Probably my favourite piece of advice in the entire book is one which, as a book critic and reviewer as well as an author, I wish more authors took to heart, and that is Learn to embrace criticism. Not having enough of it, to think, to plan, to write and rewrite, and more importantly, to let the words sit, and then come back to them with fresh eyes, that really makes you appreciate just how important time is in writing. Ignore reviews at your own peril; they are a major tool to help you improve your skills, especially if you're self-editing. It was a mad idea, but we did it. It was real seat of the pants writing. Think a bit.
And I think we made something pretty amazing, with a surge of energy that leaps off the page. Ignore reviews at your own peril; they are a major tool to help you improve your skills, especially if you're self-editing.
It wasn't for me, but that doesn't mean there isn't value here for the right audience! This book doesn't get into any of the nitty-gritty of writing technique, or any of the details of how to self-publish.
And as the word count ticked oh so slowly upwards, I wondered where the story was, would I find it, how would I fill my allotted chapter within the allotted time, and what would I fill it with.
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