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Want to learn how to write a novel? There's no limit to the number of steps or outlining tools or writing tips you might use to write one. 

But, thank God, at the core of novel writing lie fundamental principles of story telling. Understand these and you're 95% of the way there. 

Novels are less a collection of elements than a tapestry of interwoven parts—it's not really Conflict then Structure then Character, etc. Instead it's Conflict is built into Story Structure that traces Characters which (with Dialogue) drive the Plot.

Sound confusing? It doesn't have to be. Come along... 

Internal & External Conflict

Conflict is the essence of drama. Got none? Then you got none.

Character Arcs 

Character Development drives a story's Conflict. 

Story Structure & Plot

The simplest building blocks of a good story are found in...

Writing Effective Dialogue

Writing effective dialogue is often what distinguishes the professional writer from...

The Writing It Part

Tips and stories on how to finally actually get on with writing your novel.

Editing a Novel

The danger of editing is that you can get caught up...

Good Writing Links

Links to good novel writing articles and resources.

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