Something very exciting has happened this past week for writers everywhere, especially those who are learning how to write for the first time! As a novice writer who still hasn’t finished her first, I shouldn’t be your top source of information when it comes to learning how to write a novel. But as for all the wonderful authors out there who know ten times more than I do, they’re a great place to start! The one in particular I have in mind (and who I’ve been following through this whole project) is Nathan Bransford!
Nathan just published a book called, How to Write a Novel: 47 Rules for Writing a Stupendously Awesome Novel That You Will Love Forever (very exciting news indeed), and I bought it the second I read it was available. If you’ve read my posts about Nathan’s blog, then you understand how great a resource this new book is and why your “bookshelf” (e-book library) will thank you for it. While I have not had time to dive into it yet, I’m sure Nathan’s 47 rules will provide me with nothing but great advice, just as his blog has.
If you’d like to view some excerpts, Nathan has been posting them here on his website: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/. Among the previews of his book are “Rule #2: Think of an idea you love enough to neglect everything else you enjoy in life,” “Rule #3: Find the writing style that works for you,” “Rule #34: You don’t have “writer’s block”, and “Rule #12: You have to start somewhere.”