How To Write A Novel For November’s National Novel Writing Month


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National Novel Writing Month (“NaNoWriMo”) is just around the corner, so what better time to learn how to write a novel?

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Learn how to create a novel with the following steps.

1. Choose Your Story

What kind of story do you want to write? Science fiction? A mystery? A thriller?

2. Create Your Characters

When creating your characters, start by giving them each a name, age, and occupation. Then, start fleshing out their personality traits.

3. Outline Your Plot

It’s a good idea to outline your plot. This will give you a roadmap to follow as you write and help you stay on track.

4. Start Writing Your First Draft

Your first draft is all about getting your words on paper. After you finish writing the first draft, you can go back and revise it to make it better.

5. Write Additional Drafts

Once you’ve written your first draft, it’s time to revise. This is where you take a step back and look at your whole story.

6. Edit And Revise Your Novel

The editing process is about fixing the small things: typos, grammar errors, etc. At this step, the goal is to polish  the story.

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