Where to Start? Idea Building & the Zero Draft
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Where to start? To serialize the novel or memoir you’re meant to write, you must go through the entire writing process with each installment.
Here’s how I break it down. This may seem familiar, but it’s a different way of approaching it:
Stage 1: Idea Building
Stage 2: The Zero Draft
Stage 3: Revising (for content)
Stage 4: Editing (for style)
Stage 5: Proofreading (your best friend)
I want to give you evidence that the writing process I’m about to share produces results—if that’s what you’re after. I wrote a memoir, landed a powerhouse agent, and got a generous book deal with a major publishing house in under seven months. Seven months.
Granted, I’d been writing for twenty years, and it wasn’t my first book (several very bad nove…