How to Start a Novel, by Holly LisleDo you have an idea for a novel, but aren’t sure how to get started? Have you written a book, but you’d like to explore other ways to get started for your next project? If so, you may find this site helpful.
Holly Lisle is a full-time novelist who provides a number of free writing articles on her website. In How to Start a Novel, she discusses steps to take to prepare for your project. Topics include: know your world, know your characters, know your conflict, embrace a theme, and more. For a few topics, links are provided to mini workshops with additional information on the subject. Links to more articles appear in the left column. These include follow-up articles on revising and finishing your novel.