A few people have asked about the book, so here is a little update for anyone who might be interested. : )
Today, I accomplished my goal of writing 50,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo! Things didn't go as planned: I'd started Camp NaNoWriMo with a fresh new outline of Mirror of Sparrows, and I envisioned myself writing a complete first draft based on that outline. What a convenient vision! About half way through, I realized that my outline had … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo
Here are some ideas on how to begin writing your novel. In this video, I focus on outlining, the hook, inciting incident, first plot point, first pinch point, midpoint, second pinch point, second plot point and climax. Also, you might want to check out James Patterson's "Master Class" and Ellen Brock, freelance editor.
It's been a little over two years since I started writing Mirror of Sparrows, a YA fantasy. After several less-than drafts of the novel, a detailed outline seemed like a better approach. Today is a big day - I finished the first draft of the outline of my novel!
Here's a little video I made on why I think outlining your novel is super important...and I wish I had started doing it earlier. To any of you writing a novel out there, I hope that this helps!