The Craft

Novels

Create a writing/editing Plan for your Novel
Step 1: Know your story
Step 2: Discover your theme
Step 3: Threat vs Conflict (and how to tell the difference)
Step 4: Need vs Want

So, You’ve Written a Novel… What Next?
Twilight Fever: and how to write it into your novel… Part 1
Twilight Fever: and how to write it into your novel… Part 2
Novel Structure (a diagram)

General

Editing – first things first
Editing – I’ve finished writing. What next?
The problem with editing
Make your story both intellectually and emotionally stimulating!

The Cretin’s Guide

The Top 10 ways to Successfully Pitch to an Agent or Editor – The Cretin’s Guide
The Top 10 Query Letter Tips for Cretins

Writing Tools

yWriter – the best writing software around, and it’s totally free. It takes some getting used to – you create scenes within chapters and write in the scenes, but once you get your head around that nothing else compares.

Freeplane – mind mapping software.

Scrivener – writing software for Mac OS X users. I’ve never used it myself, but I know quite a few writers who swear by it.

Opportunities

Places to get published.

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