Sunday, 29 November 2015
Ever thought of how to write a first draft quickly? First tip I picked up is the importance of writing an outline in 10 minute bursts. Find out when you will be ready to fill in the frills, details, imagery etc
Did you know there are beat in a novel? I know about beats of the drum, beats in music how does it fit into novel writing? You'll have to listen to the short video with Dianne O'Connel to find out.
Very thought provoking. Are you still ready to write a novel, considering writing a novel, wanting to learn more?
Thursday, 26 November 2015
We are delighted to share two more book reviews posted onto Amazon of the teenage novel "Relationships" by R.A. Kahn. Since these reviews are short, we decided to share them here together.
"This is a truly worthwhile read. A book that is very relate able and easy to read . I was impressed" (Mandy Ross)
"A very good book for young readers. As a parent and grandparent, I would recommend this book to any teen. The story is excellent, while putting across the message of the importance of relationships, without preaching." (Henry Tobias)
Are you looking for a novel suitable for teenagers especially for girls? Why not visit Amazon and purchase a copy of Relationships by our author R.A. Kahn. Others have enjoyed it and found it worthwhile and even impressive. How about purchasing a copy and letting us know your thoughts.
If you have already read the book, we'd love to hear from you too.
Have a blessed day or evening and happy reading!
Monday, 23 November 2015
The next video in the series by Dianne O'Connel has some very valuable information. Did you realize so much work and preparation goes into planning a novel before even writing it?
Get out your paper or cards or post-it notes, you are going to need them when planning the scenes between the story outlines thus far.
In addition to learning how to write a best selling novel, I hope you are gaining appreciation for the books you read. A lot of work goes into enabling you to have that gripping story or exciting adventure.
Have a blessed day. If you are working on writing a novel or preparing or considering doing so, we'd love to hear how you are progressing. Have you found the video series beneficial? Do you have further questions.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Everything requires planning and writing a book is no different. In this blog post we share the third step in Dianne O'Connel's series of writing a best selling novel. This video talks about developing the structure to your story, which means planning what the story outline and content will include.
Just like a building can not be effectively built without a floor plan and you can get lost on a journey without a map, so too, your novel will require careful preparation.
Find out how to prepare and plan in the next in the five part series.
Sunday, 15 November 2015
We decided to share some videos to help those of you would would like to write a book or novel and do not know where to begin. The series we are currently sharing is by Dianne O'Connel on how to write a bestselling novel.
The previous video explored developing your vision. It's not quite so easy. Have you ever sat down and thought of a topic of idea and then thought, "what will the book include?" What do you do to help you to formulate your vision? If you have some useful ideas, please share them in the comments section below.
In the meantime, we move on to the next section on writing a bestselling novel. For Dianne, this will be developing your characters. She has some excellent insight to share.
Have you decided on a novel to write? Are you getting started?
If you are still deciding, come back for the next installment to gain a structure to help you to be successful.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Have you thought of writing a book? How about writing a novel? If this is a goal of yours and you would like a little help or some ideas as to how to get started, there are many resources available on the internet to help you.
Years ago, writing a book and becoming a well known published author might have been something for the experts such as Shakespeare, Chauser, Ernest Hemmingway, C.S. Lewis to name but a few. Today, being a writer and published author is a goal that is attainable to many.
We decided to begin to provide tips and to share useful videos or resources to help you to gain ideas as to how to go about writing a novel. To get started, here is the first of a series by Dianne O'Connel on how to write a best selling novel.
We hope you have enjoyed the video. Do you have any questions? Do you have thoughts you would like to share, concerns, goals or perhaps how to set your goals? You are welcome to post a comment at the end of this blog post or contact us and we will do our best to respond to your email or write a post that addresses your need.