It’s been one year since I started writing my first novel. Now I’ve finished three. I guess I should celebreate. Woohoo!
There, I celebrated.
Honestly, I feel like writing is celebrating. It’s when I get to open up my mind and creativity. I get to use some of my college training. But really, it’s just nice to accomplish something other than washing clothes/dishes/dirty bums.
Okay, cleaning dirty bums isn’t so bad. I’m used to it by now. And, let’s be honest, kids have pretty cute bums.
I’d like to start sharing some of the tips I’ve learned from a year of writing. There are some amazing resources out there, I’m sure I haven’t discovered them all, but I can share what I’ve learned so far.
The first tip I’ll share is this– The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman. Read it, let it settle for a few months, and then read it again. I got my copy off amazon.com for less than five bucks. For first time writers, this book is a must. There you go. Keep checking back and I’ll post another tip some time soon.
I agree Tamara, "The First Five Pages" by Noah Lukeman is an excellent book! And you're right, it's a must for any beginning writer.
Jim Jordan ~ Author of "Savage Lust".