It’s a Shame Your Novel Lies in Tatters, When the Steps are Simple!

“One of the hardest things about being a writer is actually finishing that first draft. We often linger on the details, editing as we go, which in many cases causes us to run out of steam and quit.”~Writer’s Digest

My guess is that for a long time, maybe years, you have thought about writing a novel of some kind. You would not be alone. I spent over six years writing two complete drafts of two different novels and revising them. . .yet this wasn’t enough. The stories were written at a grade-school level at best, and their content was a knockoff from someone else’s stories anyway. The truth was, I didn’t know how to spring board true imagination within me that could be transferred into something on a page.

Do you feel like your story is in the same boat? You’ve struggled with coming up with all the scenes you know you need to imagine. When friends ask you how your story is going, you mumble something about life happening and not having time to write. You keep saying next month, next year, sometime soon, you’ll complete it. Secretly, you know you never will – not if you keep on the same trajectory.

My free Module of training videos you receive when you sign up to my email list (join at the bottom of this post) should put you well on the way to victory! Except. . .not quite.

The problem is that your story that you know you have imagined in your head can’t come down on paper – and when you try to put it on paper, it usually comes out different from your vision.

Don’t worry! I’m here with an answer. All I ask is a few minutes of your time and to ponder a question: Do you want to succeed? Watch the below video over your coffee or tea break (I love tea – drink it nearly every day).


Ask yourself: Do you want to succeed at writing? Not ready to make a decision? Still trying to gain all the free material you can? That’s great! Here is a bullet point list on choosing a good writing environment:

1. Think about what sort of environment you were in when you first thought of your story and try to recreate it.
2. What environment do you like reading in? If it’s quiet, write in a quiet place. If it’s loud, write in a loud place. Chances are that your concentration for writing and reading will be the same!
3. Come up with a set of places (no more than five) that you know you have available in your writing time. Trial and error writing in these places to see which works best for you!

Your fellow writer,
Joshua Reynolds

P.S. Here is an article sharing many tips about writing. (Note: The author’s method’s are slightly different than mine at times, yet there is a lot of meat to what he said here.)



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