Archive for the 'Novel Writing' Category

Writing a Novel – Daily Exercises in Self-Study My apologies. I’ve been neck-deep in work-related projects associated with books for iPad the past couple of days. And I’ve been doing work on what will become my first novel. I hope. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing daily posts on suggested self-study exercises that […]

Writing A Novel – Learning From Mistakes The most powerful lessons we learn in life are from our own mistakes. Sometimes they’re silly mistakes. Sometimes they’re gross miscalculations. Sometimes we gambled too much and lost. Over the past two weeks we’ve been going through a series of daily exercises designed as a self-study, even for […]

Writing A Novel – Mistakes I’ve Made Many successful authors will tell you that writing about characters they have created is in part, writing about themselves. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been doing daily exercises of compiling a stack of 3 x 5 notecards full of lists of various self-study questions and topics. Today […]

Writing A Novel – Characteristics of People Who I Do NOT Like Today’s writing and self-discovery exercise is just the opposite of the one posted yesterday. An essential part of a good story is being able to add information about the BAD qualities and flavor into the lives of your characters. You want to create empathy between them and your […]

Writing A Novel – Characteristics of People I Like An essential part of a good story is being able to add good qualities and flavor into the lives of your characters. You want to create empathy between them and your readers.  Even your antagonist needs to have a soft spot so your readers/viewers can relate to him/her […]

Writing a Novel – What Do I Dislike?  An essential part of a good story is being able to add conflict into the lives of your characters. I’m finding that’s much easier to come up with based on this series of exercises about ME. Now as I have been saying, these exercises could be helpful […]

It’s Saturday – Time For A Mental Break Since Monday, I’ve made a daily post on the aspects I’ve been using to begin writing a novel. Today is Saturday and I’m going to take a mental break–at least here on the blog.  If you’ve been doing the exercises, you probably should take one, too. (If […]

Writing A Novel : What I Like…. This is a series offered by DaddyClaxton.com and ClaxtonCreative.com about the process of preparing and writing a novel. Presently, we are engaged in initial and exhaustive exercises designed first as a self-study following the logic that if one is going to invent characters to go inside a work […]

Writing A Novel: What I Do NOT Want To Be Remembered For Welcome to my series about writing a novel. We are in the beginning stages of a self-study designed to help one whether writing a novel or just interested in identifying ways to learn more about oneself. If you’ve not read the previous posts […]

Writing A Novel: A Self Study Of Me… At the suggestion of Robert McKee from his book, STORY, for more than a month now I have been carrying around stacks of plain, white 3 x 5 notecards and writing nearly everything I can think about on them. That is as it pertains to the process […]




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