There’s no right or wrong way to write and edit a novel. Plotters will tell you to make detailed outlines of each chapter, where pantsers will say to just start typing. Still, there are some basic steps that need to be taken, especially when it comes to editing.
If you can just get through that draft, making it rough and full of errors, you’re already halfway there.
To start writing dialogue, begin with a basic outline of the conversation. It doesn’t have to be polished; just get the key points down, so you know what the characters are trying to say.
They say, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but let’s be honest, it’s something we all do - and for good reason.
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or fifteenth novel; there will always be bumps in the road. They might be from working in the house or not knowing exactly where to begin, but every author will face them at some point.
The Challenges of Writing a Book Few people can sit down and write a book off the top of their head.