Tag: writing a novel

Hi Susan-Chapter Length?

  Time for another dip into the e-mail stack of Hi Susan questions. This time it’s from Sharon who asked? I’m a new writer and I’m confused about how long to make each chapter in my story, any tips? I get asked this question a lot so the reason I decided to feature it here.…

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Virtual Writing Retreat

    No guest blogger today so I thought I’d use this opportunity to tell you about the virtual writing retreat that starts June 2nd and runs through August 31st and taught by yours truly. It’s divided into three sections, you can take one, two or all three. I’m hoping as lots of actual writing…

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NaNoWriMo-The Homestretch

  It’s November 14th and if you’re taking this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge, guess what? You’re heading in the homestretch. The end is in sight. YAY! What a minute you say, I started out strong, I’ve been writing every day but I don’t think I can make it until November 30th. HELP! I felt the same…

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Hi Susan-Picking Genres

Time once again to dive into the Hi Susan e-mail pile. I picked this question from Marc who wrote… I’m just starting out as an author and researching the type of book I want to write. Should I go with similar books that I see on the bestseller lists? An easy answer, no. Sounds counterproductive to…

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How To Stand Out From The Crowd

  I probably don’t need to tell you that being a writer is a competitive business. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, it’s a crowded pursuit. I remember talking to a fellow freelance writer and he said something that stuck with me even to this day. Writers are just like dogs all going after the…

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