But this blog isn't about NaNoWriMo.
I just wanted to post a few more brief tips gleaned from GenCon 2016:
1. BIC = Butt in Chair (a repeat, I know, but it was mentioned a lot)
2. If you want to make it easier to pick up where you left off writing, stop writing in the middle of a scene or stop writing at a cliff hanger. It'll make you excited to get back and finish it.
3. The 3/4ths Rule: Many authors get 3/4ths of the way done with their novel, decide that it's crap and stop writing. Ignore this and keep writing.
4. It if often less stressful to stop beating yourself up or feeling guilty over not writing and JUST WRITE!
5. Find out what writing style works for you and then do that a lot.
6. Chronological outlines may help keep your novel on track and consistent.
7. Three book series are easiest to sell.
8. Remember that books can have sequels AND prequels.
9. Your first few books will probably lose money, so may not want to start with a super long book as your first offering.
10. Remember, you are not competing with James Patterson and Stephen King with your first novel.
For my first offering of tips, please see my previous post, Promised Gems.
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