Today I came across a blog post by Garda Parker called Write your novel in 30 days – a 10 step guide. While I agree with some advice here, a lot of it is not useful. In this article, I’ll be looking at the concept and the first five points. In the one that follows I’ll look at points 6 to 10.
For those who don’t want to click that link and read the post, the ten steps are summarised as follows:
1. Know the kind of book you want to write (know your genre)
2. Know your lead character(s)
3. Keep a project notebook
4. Plunge in! (open with a strong scene)
5. Write a set number of pages daily