This is – probably- a two part series on overcoming some of the most significant internal obstacles that new writers face as they struggle to complete (or maybe even start) that first novel.
I’m sure this will sound familiar to many writers out there (timelines are condensed, but you’ll get the idea):
It’s evening, and the time to finally start my first novel has come. I have my new notebook (or blank word document) open before me. I have the proper snacks and drinks on hand, and no one to bother me. It’s time to get to work. Let’s see…well, I guess I need to flesh out my characters. I have a hard boiled warrior, a wise wizard, and a dark lord. And a magic sword. And elves. And armies massing to battle each other. And dragons.
So my story has already fallen into the well trodden tracks of the…
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