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04 October 2011 @ 11:11 pm
How to write a novel in 100 days or less - days 5, 6 and 7  
Day 5

It doesn’t matter what kind of book you decide
to write. There are no rules other than that the story has to be very,
very interesting. It can be exciting, scary, fun, funny or sad — but it
must not bore the reader.

Day 6

Analyze and learn. Take your favorite novel of
the type that you want to write and read it again, as if it were a
how-to manual for becoming a millionaire. Then read it again, breaking
the book down into sections. Outline the action on large sheets of paper
that you pin to your office wall.

-So it's decided, I need to read Game of Thrones XD

Day 7

Although there are no rules about story ideas,
I would offer you one caution: think small. One of the worst mistakes
most beginning novelists make is thinking big, trying to come up with an
end-of-the-world story, in the belief that big is better. That’s not
true. Keep your story idea small and focused.

 Look into your creative soul and search for a little
story but one that has real meaning to you. We are all part of the human
family. If you create a story that has deep meaning to you, chances are
it will have deep meaning for the rest of us.