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.
The last few days I've been trying to tackle my first plot point. It's supposed to be at the 20-25% mark, and right now it's at the 15%ish point...why? well, I had a whole first section that I had to cut - it was too much like a long prologue. So now, I have to … Continue reading The First Quarter