Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting some info on how to become a novelist. Here’s the first, an infodumpographic and general Q&A on the first step — write a novel.
Why? Well, careful scientific studies have revealed that the number one reason for not having a novel published is, in fact, not finishing a novel. A lot of writers struggle to get past this step, but I hope this information helps.
How big is this mountain I must climb? (How long is a novel?)
Are we there yet? (How long does it take to write a novel?)
How many millions will I make from my books and movie deals?
Seems easy enough, you just … Oooo, cat videos!
Don’t Stop Believin
Is a novel like a long short story?
I finished! Now what?
It’s that time again!
You want great fantasy and science fiction? Help support the development of future writers. Knock knock. Hello. My name is Randy Henderson. I’m asking for donations to Clarion West, a totally awesome intensive writing workshop for speculative fiction that has been called a “boot camp for writers.”
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. For the first 10 people who register with the Carl Brandon Society (at http://carlbrandon.org/ as a paying member), announce it and let me know about it, I will donate $10 each to the Clarion West write-a-thon on your behalf. The Carl Brandon Society supports and increases the representation of diversity in our genre’s content, creators, and fans, and offers a scholarship every year to an attendee of Clarion West, so it is a great way to ensure your donation dollars produce the maximum benefit.