5 Steps to Writing a Novel
For some months now I’ve been mentoring a writer working on her first novel, through CSARN (pronounced see-sarn, short for the Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network). As mentor, I am getting paid and my mentee can be reimbursed for expenses.
My mentee has encountered the usual stumbling blocks that come with writing a novel. She has at times felt overwhelmed by, and has apologized for, “the mess” she’s been making. Hoping to help her proceed with her project, I offered her My 5 Steps for Writing a Novel.
If you are crazy enough to have undertaken this kind of endeavour, I hope you’ll find My 5 Steps helpful, perhaps even offer solace in your time of need.
Now, back to my own mess.
Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.