Advice for Beginners

  1. How Do You Become A Writer?

    "Where do I seriously and honestly begin?" By doing two things. Oh, there are bells and whistles you can tack on, but in the end there are just two essentials. You must read. And you must write. Writers learn by doing. There is indeed a formula you can follow when writing a novel. Essentially, you have (1) a character who (2) wants to accomplish something but (3) finds himself opposed by (4) an antagonist. That's it. There are endless variants, but the basic novel structure follows one...
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