How to Write a Novel Using Your Intuition

How to Write a Novel Using Your Intuition

I just finished reading The INFJ Writer: Cracking the Creative Genius of the World’s Rarest Type by Lauren Sapala, and not only was I blown away by how much it felt like she was writing about me, but the book really got me thinking about how my intuition comes into play when I’m writing.

You’ve probably heard that there are two types of writers: plotters and pantsers. If you just thought, yeah, I’ve heard this before, I’m out of here—wait! This isn’t going to be your typical plotters versus pantsers post. I believe things aren’t that black and white when it comes to writing a novel and the writer’s intuition plays a big role in the creation of their novel.

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Writing Advice from Author and Writing Coach Kevin T. Johns

Writing Advice from Author and Writing Coach Kevin T. Johns

Today I’m excited to chat with my writing coach Kevin T. Johns about all things writing craft. I first “met” Kevin when I signed up to receive emails about writing from him a few years ago. At that point, I knew I wanted to write a book but had done absolutely nothing to achieve that goal. So, I watched one of Kevin’s free webinars and signed up for a course he was offering called The Novel Writer’s Blueprint.

Through Kevin’s class, I learned there are many elements to writing a novel. Today, we touch on some of those elements as well as the secret to being a productive writer.

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12 Days of Planning Your Novel: Research, Research, Research

12 Days of Planning Your Novel: Research, Research, Research

I hope you enjoyed Day 1 of planning your novel. Now that you've figured out what type of novel you want to write, it’s time to move on to the next stage: research. Even if you're writing a story that takes place in a completely made up world, you'll still have a bit of research to do.

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100 Words About Love

100 Words About Love

My October Hello Writer Subscription included a prompt to write a 100-word story about love. I decided to take this on because my next project is a historical romance, and I thought this would be the perfect thing to get me in the right mind frame for writing a romance. Then I realized, I had no idea where to start.

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