Author Topic: New writers  (Read 784 times)

Offline William G

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New writers
« on: February 03, 2020, 06:59:33 PM »
It isn't necessary to have a PHD in English to write books or novels. That being said, it does help to keep a word processor or some writing software handy. Ginger is free and does a very good job. Of course, better yet is to have a good friend, that you trust, to act as an editor for your work. A disciplined writer will put something on paper every day, whether it is five hundred or five thousand words. I often write a chapter by chapter outline beforehand of the complete book or novel I intend to write. This virtually eliminates going off into left field and confusing the reader with redundant details. Just starting out I highly suggest only writing about what you know or like best. Later on you can conduct research on virtually any subject and write about it. Good Luck!

Offline Remotely

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Re: New writers
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 06:23:21 AM »
Good points, thank you. I know peoples' behavioral traits fairly well which is why the novels I have started are character study type fiction. One in particular though will be set in Boston, which I know nothing about, but Google does.