The Decision of First Versus Third Person

All this time I’ve been writing my novel in third person. I figure, it seems like most commercial fiction is written in third person and people like it. The consensus seems to be that either people don’t read first person because they don’t like it, or they’ve just never encountered it so they have no…… Continue reading The Decision of First Versus Third Person

How to Create a Map For Your Fantasy Novel

First thing, you don’t need to overwhelm yourself creating a map for your fictional universe if you don’t want to. But, your readers will likely thank you later if you do include one. It creates a better experience by letting readers be more involved and immersed in your work. Where would we be without a…… Continue reading How to Create a Map For Your Fantasy Novel

The Process of Creating the First Draft of a Novel

How do you start a first draft? How do you finish it? There are many different approaches, but generally these approaches are all lumped into three options: Pantsing, plantsing, and planning. Pantsing is essentially going in without a clear plan. You just start writing and see what comes out. Planning means you have a bit…… Continue reading The Process of Creating the First Draft of a Novel