Monday, August 27, 2012

How to Write a Novel in 30 Minutes

I was asked to teach a 30 minute workshop on how to write a book. (Which is kind of like trying to teach brain surgery in 30 minutes.) I plan on covering the basics, or the skeleton of a story. Even though I believe that I could write a book about each of these story bones, I came up with an idea. I’m not sure if it’s a good idea, yet, we will have to see. Here it is:
I ask my writer friends (that’s you) for the very best bit of writery advice they have ever received. Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting about and looking for suggestions on:
I will take your good advice, use it for my handouts and post it on my blog so that it looks like this:
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G.K. Chesterton
Best selling author of In Defense of Sanity: The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton
Recap—In return for your writing words of wisdom, I post your name, your novel and a purchasing link on my blog and in my handouts.

The fun starts tomorrow with character. If interested, please leave a comment here or e-mail me at

1 comment:

  1. I am a frequent visitor in your blogs, this post is very interesting and easy to read .... I hope to visit again