How does one begin writing a novel, and how does one keep going?
There are various methods to writing a novel. Some just write and let the story take them wherever it wishes. Others need a more orderly approach: a plot outline.
We’ve covered plots before, but for a refresher, here it is again:
Now, say you have your plot arc, outline, snowflake – whatever works for you, and yet when you begin writing, you feel overwhelmed, bogged down by the characters, the details, the research. What do you do?