Reader question: What techniques can give a feel for a genre before writing in it?

There are a few things that are recommended to get a feel for a genre before writing in it: Read, read, read in that genre. More than just reading, make sure the books you read are as close as possible to ones you are considering writing. This matters because even within genres, there may be …

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Reader question: How can I write a good novel?

There are steps to creating a novel: Decide which fiction category your novel will fall into. Mystery? Romance? Action/adventure? Whatever category you choose should be one you are familiar with. Design a main character and at least one secondary main character. Don’t spend too much time on this, a few sentences is plenty but make …

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Question: What’s the best way to write a fantasy novel?

Answer: The same way you write any novel, with an emphasis on the imagination! Every writer writes differently. All I can say is what works for me. I spend a lot of time thinking, working out the general plot in my mind. Theme, characters, location, and plot. I keep at it until I get it …

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