Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 2

Today is Day 2 in my plan for a new novel. In Day 1, I worked on the theme for my new novel and have decided on what the novel will be about.
Today, I will make a list of the characters that will appear in the book: the protagonist, the antagonist, and any other characters that may appear, fictional or real life characters.
As well, I will try to see the relationship between and among the various characters, but at this time that may be quite vague. I will continue to add to the list as the novel develops.
This will take up the second hour of may plan.

Day 2

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New novel

I am working on a new novel; the character is chosen, the theme is coming, the plot is incubating, and the plan is developing. Usually it takes me about ten days to develop the plan for the novel.
I begin with a one sentence summary of the entire novel, and then I work from them to discover the locale, the plot, and the characters. Notice, I said characters; the protagonist has been chosen, but the antagonists have still to be considered.
For the next few days I will let the story percolate in my mind with many 'what ifs', but each day I will keep notes on these 'what ifs'.
Next week, starting Monday, I will spent the next ten days exploring my novel idea.
I will only spend an hour a day on this development because I want to keep it fresh in my mind without a great deal of stress.
As I said, I plan to spend an hour a day working on this novel; I will chose a time and try to stick to it, writing at the same time and place each day until I've developed a routine for the actual writing of the manuscript.
The first day of the ten days I will spend defining my idea: What is the novel about?
To this is the most important part of writing a novel. Write down all the things you can think of about the novel at this point. Then condense down to a one sentence summary of the novel; be sure it is only one sentence.
After the hour, when you are satisfied with that one sentence, write it out and tape it to your compute and keep it before your the entire time you are writing your novel.
That's why it's so important to think it out clearly and precisely.
Tomorrow I will tell you about the second step that I use.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

I'm thinking of a new novel. I haven't yet formulate a form for it yet, but the idea is incubating. I need a character protagonist, a theme, a plot, etc. before I put too much on paper. The first step is to summarize the novel in a single sentence, and then proceed from there. Since it will be a historical novel, I'm also thinking of it as a mystery story. The seed has been planted and now it must grow.
That's it for now.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Up and running

Chronicler Publishing has moved and is now up and running at its new address: 402 17150 94A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. The new website will soon be complete with all the information that authors need to contact us.
We are looking forward to our new location and hope it will provide greater opportunities for our writers.
Due to the move we have not been able to deal with submissions as quickly as we hoped, but that will change. We apologize for the delay.
Thank you for your patience!