I’m doing it again: getting caught up in the need to perfect every inch of my novel, including the supposed-to-be-fun-but-I’m-making-it-challenging Preptober work. *sigh* And so the battle rages on, Tiffany VS Perfection, destined to be mortal enemies til the bitter end…
Writing a novel takes a lot of work, anywhere from one month (if luck will out) to a year or more, so it’s no wonder writers are often left wondering if the concept they have in mind is even worth their time. Been there, harassed myself over that! From now on, I want an easy way to know for sure, after one day’s worth of work, whether or not my concept is worth pursuing, and so I’ve created the BRILLIANT strategy: three steps to deciding whether or not my crazy story concepts are worth my time.
Push your creative self as far as you’ll venture with the Story Mapper Challenge + you’re sure to find a storyline worth pursuing!
Use these brainstorming tactics to ensure that whichever story concept you decide to dedicate time to is fully capable of fulfilling its mission of becoming a finalized novel.
Read the seven rookie mistakes I found – and sometimes continue to discover – myself stumbling into time and again and my best advice on how to avoid them.