by Jean Archambault-White
Great Novel Writing Advice for Beginners
Jean Archambault-White is a seasoned writer who had worked various writing jobs such as a columnist, technical writer, and freelance writer throughout her more than thirty years of experience.
She has been writing since she was fourteen and was first published at the age of fifteen.
Currently, Jean Archambault-White is an author who has written around four books including her riveting novel series Eloise of Westhaven.
As a novelist, Jean Archambault-White is sophisticated and well-read - a manifestation of her extensive experience in the literary world.
To those who want to emulate Jean Archambault-White's eminence when it comes to writing a novel (or writing in general), this article is perfect for you!
Below are some great pieces of advice on novel writing that every budding author can follow.
Set your goal straight
Writing a novel may sound exciting, but actually finishing it can be lethargic and taxing.
This is especially true when you consider the amount of words that you need to write to complete a novel.
Generally, the average amount of words in a novel is between 60,000 to 90,000 words for most genres.
If you do not have a solid goal, then it can easy for you to lost track of the reason why you are writing in the first place. This can even lead you to give up midway through the process.
To avoid being a spasmodic author who never finishes anything, set your writing goal straight. Determine what you want to achieve at the end of your novel writing endeavor.
Think about how many words you can write in a day, then set a word count goal for your first draft according to it.
You should also set a measurable deadline to push you to your limits and keep you from slacking off anytime.