Brought to you by award-winning novelist Joan Dempsey.
3 Key Components that Lead to Your Finished Novel
I get it—writing a novel is a daunting undertaking. How will you ever find the time to get it done? And what about those private doubts that get in your way? Together, we'll explore three key components and nine actions that will propel you beyond daunted to determined and inspired—let's get your novel done!
Befriend Your Self-Doubts
It drives me crazy that there's so much unhelpful advice out there about the "rules" of writing and the "right" way to do things, all of which stokes self-doubt. And self-doubt is the number one obstacle to finishing your novel; we'll dive into this topic to eliminate those doubts and cultivate your confidence.
Generate Your Time
"Time" is second only to self-doubt as the biggest obstacle standing between you and The End. There really aren't enough hours in the day, are there! Or . . . are there? Let's synchronize our watches and generate time specifically for you and your novel.
Safeguard Your Space
Interruptions and distractions can destroy your concentration and make you less productive, not to mention frustrated. Let's explore the writing spaces that work best for you and set you up for a great writing environment.
I had almost tossed away my manuscript in frustration and now it's been published. I can’t say enough about the value of Joan's support to a self-doubting but determined writer.
Author of "Waking in Havana"
Joan’s insights about the process of writing proved to be invaluable. I walked away with concrete, helpful suggestions and a sense of new direction. Learning from Joan was easy, too—she’s fun and organized.
Author of "Five Things"