Friday, November 21, 2014

9 Things You Need to Write a Novel

9 Things You Need to Write a Novel

From Toby Litt, via Warren Ellis's Orbital Operations newsletter.

Perhaps the most important quote from the above-linked piece (of very, very many):

"Here, though, is the ultimate and very simple secret of writing a novel:  If you write 1,000 words a day for 75 days, at the end of those 75 days you will have a novel-length-thing.  This novel-length-thing may not be a great novel, or even a good novel, or even a novel, but it's a lot closer to being all three than the nothing you had before."  

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