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Three Rules for Writing a Novel

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:41 pm
by Writing Skills
Rule 1
What's Happening?

Rule 2
Where Am I?

Rule 3
Who Am I?

I don't write much fiction. Are these three rules sufficient?

Re: Three Rules for Writing a Novel

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:17 pm
by roda havet
I'm not sure if I would sufficient but those are some good questions to sure to answer when writing a novel. But you also need to know how you want your plot to go. For myself I don't really use any true questions I just sit down and start writing but for some it helps to a structure. I hope that helps. :)

Re: Three Rules for Writing a Novel

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:35 am
by pls
The first rule should be "Seat butt in chair; access keyboard (or blank sheet of paper and your choice of writing instruments). You'd be surprised at how many people dither on just getting started or choosing a character's name or …

Re: Three Rules for Writing a Novel

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:10 am
by James A. Ritchie

Re: Three Rules for Writing a Novel

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:35 am
by DrG2
one rule: don't be boring.

Re: Three Rules for Writing a Novel

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:30 am
by westwesterm
I guess, there's only one rule you should follow - keep it real and interesting. Nobody's going to believe in your story if you use some artificial phrases or make your characters too stereotypical

Re: Three Rules for Writing a Novel

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:56 pm
by Dreaming Imrryr
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Re: Three Rules for Writing a Novel

PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 6:47 pm
by ShortyMe
My own three rules for writing given all of life's "little" complications over the years: (1) read; (2) write; (3) repeat -the first two...lol

Re: Three Rules for Writing a Novel

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 8:08 am
by Loren Killdeer

Re: Three Rules for Writing a Novel

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:45 am
by pls
Two of the most famous quotes for coming up with story ideas in the s/f genre: "What if?" and "If this goes on …". They can be used to generate a story idea before you navigate your butt to the appropriate chair.