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As an author of over 80 books, I get asked all the time how to write a novel. What is my method? What tools can I offer? That’s why I started a private subscription group through Facebook. I wanted to answer these questions and share what I’ve learned after 25 years as a Christian author. Now, I’m sharing some of those lessons with you!
Maybe you had no idea I’d been so prolific. Maybe you’re wondering, “Who is Tricia Goyer?” Well, you’re in luck. In the first video, I share about who I am, why I started writing, and why I’m sharing what I’ve learned. It’s a great place to start.
LESSON 1: Mine Your Life For Fiction
Your life is your best source of story ideas. You have a personal wellspring of experience. You have a unique voice. You have stories only you can tell. Make the most of your life-themes by using this worksheet to inspired your fiction
Watch this video and pull from your life to write a novel: Mine Your Life for Fiction Video
Download the FREE worksheet here: Mine Your Life Worksheet
Lesson 2: Character Motivation
We all want to feel. That’s why showing emotion through character motivation is essential in writing a novel that captures your reader. If there’s no feeling, we consider a novel boring and put it down.
If, on the other hand, the writer has managed to grip us with emotion right from the beginning, we can easily get sucked into a story and keep the pages turning until The End. That’s the goal of every great author: hook your reader right off the bat and keep ’em hooked!
Are you ready to learn how to write compelling stories that will grab your reader hook, line, and sinker through strong use of character motivation?
Watch this video to learn more: Character Motivation for Fiction Writers Video
Download the FREE worksheet here: Character Motivation Worksheet
Lesson 3: Basic Novel Outline
The outline is the backbone of your novel and gives you the structure and bones from which to write the meat of your story. Most authors fall into one of two categories, “plotters” who use outlines, and “pantsers” who prefer to write freestyle allowing the style to form more organically.
Watch this video to learn more: How to Write a Basic Novel Outline
Download the FREE worksheet here: Basic Novel Outline Worksheet
Lesson 4: Turn Off Your Internal Editor
One of the most difficult parts of writing is the ability to turn off your internal editor, that voice in your head that wants to fix all the problems while you write. This not only slows you down but takes you out of being present in your story world. The more often you stop and edit, the fewer words you write. Fewer words=fewer scenes, chapters, and finished books.
Watch this video to learn how to write furiously: Turn off Your Internal Editor
Download the FREE worksheet here: Turn off Your Internal Editor Worksheet
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