The Nighttime Novelist...accomplishes more in about 240 pages than a dozen other "how to write" or "craft your novel" books have ever done.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NaNoWriMo Tip #17: George Singleton on Potholes

A newly paved road through the country is not a story. A road with a good pothole makes it a story. A slew of potholes--kind of like poking that fire ant mound with a stick--makes it a novel. Way too many potholes and you have an undrivable road and an uncontrollable novel.


--from Pep Talks, Warnings, & Screeds

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