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How to write a novel* (from the always amazing Justine Larbalestier)

Additional Spreadsheet columns to track action scenes versus dialogue scenes and more writing tips

Descriptive Synonyms; need some of these for when I can't find the word I'm looking for when writing on my books :P

Our language shapes our reality - I often find myself unable to say what I am feeling, and things like descriptive synonyms can help me when I feel stuck and stagnant in my writing or expressions.

Pre-plot at least the 3 major turning points in every great story before writing a fast draft of a novel, memoir, screenplay in a month. http://www.writersdigestshop.com/how-to-pre-plot-complete-a-novel-memoir-in-month-webinar?lid=mawdpromo

A Scene Tracker example showing you rather than telling you how to track the three most important turning points in every great plot, using the classic romance novel Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd.

9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book  If you think you…

20 Characters You Need to Start A Novel

If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping

Character Trait Checklist

Creative writing: Character Traits Meme -- You may: Print this out. Repeat this as many times as you wish. Add on your own characteristics. Add on more character slots.