Are you writing a novel? If so, it can be easy to get bogged down and go off track during your first few chapters. I don’t know of anyone who hasn’t suffered through this in the beginning of their writing career. Going off track is usually the reason people never finish their novels. It is also the reason why readers may put down your book, never to pick it up again (and if you are lucky, never bother to write a review).
I have found a few resources that I’ve found helpful, and I’m going to share them with you. I do not work for these publishers, nor have I received any freebies, books or renumeration for mentioning them. I just think they are very helpful, and they may help you with a book you are currently writing. They can also be used to salvage a book that you may have shelved, but has potential.
My favorite book-writing tools are as follows:
- The Writer’s Little Helper by James V. Smith, Jr.
- Book in a Month: the fool-proof system for writing a novel in 30 days by Victoria Lynn Schmidt, Ph.D.
These books are available online from online booksellers, as well as in many brick-and-mortar retail bookstores.
If you’ve stalled while writing your latest novel, check these books out. In addition, check with your local library or community center to find out if there are any writer’s support groups in your area. These groups can help provide feedback on your writing, as well as support you in your writing efforts.