It's that time of year when thousands of writers around the world prepare to type faster than a speeding bullet, drink coffee more powerful than a locomotive, and leap tall deadlines in a single bound.The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a 50,000-word story from scratch in just 30 days, from November 1–30. How's that for productivity?
World-building questionnaire. So far we've been talking about the what and who of your novel, but where and when are just as important. Whether you're writing about a fantasy world or the town you grew up in, this questionnaire will get you thinking in depth about the setting. Then you can write richer, more realistic scenes that draw the reader into your world.