Starting Points for Planning Your Novel and More

Why plan a story before writing? Because planning tremendously decreases the time needed to edit the story later. The planning process and depth are different for every author. However, there are some good starting points: Don’t make the planning process painful Do give yourself down-time to let the subconscious mind generate ideas Start with the big picture — the story world — what is it like? sight, sound, smell, taste …

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