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How to start a novel: First sentences and paragraphs | Now Novel

How to start a novel: First sentences, first paragraphs

Learning how to start a novel, how to write a great first sentence, paragraph or chapter, is key to writing books that pull readers in fast. What makes a first sentence or paragraph strong? Read examples from classics and bestselling novels, then get feedback on your own story opening: (more…)

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Nabokov quote - exercise for coming up with novel ideas

Novel ideas: An easy exercise for finding them

[Today’s guest post is by Janice Hardy of Romance University. When you’re finished reading, find a novel idea using our central idea finder] Finding fresh novel ideas is a daunting process, even when you know exactly the kind of story you want to tell. But sometimes you dont know what you want to write. That’s […]

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