It draws attention now and then, and so I thought it was time for an update.
One thing I hear from Fantasy Writers all the time is: This is usually followed by: For you people… I have a solution. The reason I have called it this is because it was Brandon Sanderson who gave me the idea.
Work out your typing speed. Working out your typing speed is very, very important. Not just as a writer either… It is pretty standard these days to have on application forms for professional jobs a field for typing speed. You need to go here: I now presume you have done your typing test. The following is a rough guideline: I want you to take and divide it by the amount of words you can write in one minute.
I hear you shout, he has written tons of books and they seem to be appearing on our shelves pretty damned regularly!?!?!?
Regularity is the key brandon sanderson writing advice jk here. Brandon told me that what he does is write words every single day without fail.
In my case, I write at just over 60 words per minute. That means I could write words in 8 minutes and 20 seconds. Here is my reasoning that this method will take you less than 20 minutes a day: Well, the average novel is abouttowords in the fantasy genre.
What I am going to suggest to you as first time novelists is that you aim to writewords for your novel. You may go over… but… having spoken to a whole bunch of writers during my time at Fantasy-Faction I have come to the conclusion that you are going to need to cut a HUGE amount of words from your first draft.
This is because you will want to push the pace up and get rid of boring pieces of your work. Make that pledge and do it now. Are you serious about this? You have an answer now… a means to accomplish what you have probably considered a dream of yours for a long time.
Most fantasy-faction users will have a typing speed of around 60 words per minute I would imagine. You can start this method anytime you like.
But, I am going to invite you all to use Fantasy-Faction as a log of your process. I am going to suggest starting as a community on 1st August Come and sign your name in our forum and pledge to do this click here — you can then update us as to your status and keep track of other users too.
There is then a support network to push you and keep you going too. Something that Brandon said to me that really hit me hard was that he got good at writing by… writing. The reason he did this was because he knew he needed to get better at writing. I think he recognised that like anything — practice is how you get better.
The point is that you will be getting better and more experienced at writing.
You will have something to look back on and reflect upon for your next attempt. You will get better at description and dialogue because you are practicing it consistently every day in-fact! The biggest trap you can fall into as a writer is the one I found myself in for about 2 years… planning.
Although planning is very important for an author looking to get a book published, it is of minimal importance to an author writing their first novel. Your first novel is likely going to suck. Just as the first time you ever threw a ball at a basket, you probably missed. The first time you drove a car, you probably stalled.Oct 27, Articles.
NOTE: NEW CONTENT HERE. I’m adding a note here in August of , four or five years after writing and posting this essay. It draws attention now and then, and so I thought it was time for an update.
The Brandon Sanderson Method The foolproof method to write your first novel this year. If you follow the advice within this article you will write a novel this year.
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