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Novelist’s Boot Camp

I bought a copy of Todd A. Stone’s book about writing titled Novelist’s Boot Camp. Todd was an instructor at West Point, a soldier and is a successful writer. His Boot Camp book treats writing a long novel in the same manner as starting and completing army boot camp 🙂

The process of writing a novel is divided into 8 sections:

  • mental preparation
  • planning
  • invention
  • development
  • drafting
  • revising
  • editing
  • proofreading

I’m going to use October to do the sections from the book covering the first 4 in the list planning for my National Novel Writing Month book. (#nanowrimo on Twitter). I’ll then spend November doing the first draft of 50,000 words or more. Bring it on!

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