Friday, July 10, 2015

How to Write a Novel? Just Write!

Isn't it good to know there is no set formula  for writing YOUR novel? 

Best selling author, Tess Gerritsen says that she does not outline, she does zero editing through the first draft (takes her about 8 mos), and she never knows the end of the story until she has been writing a while and created all her characters. Here is her most important piece of advice for the beginning novelist: "So my number one piece of advice for a writer is, find an idea that focuses on a character’s predicament. Not on generalized concepts like sex trafficking or serial killers or global catastrophe. Start your story in a very personal place, with a character who is facing a crisis."

Read the entire interview with Tess Gerritsen here: