Writing a book, but not sure where to start?
You've got a great idea for a book, and you think about it all the time. Just one problem, though: you're not sure how to get it on paper (or, rather, the computer screen!) Coming up with an idea for a book can be difficult, but organizing it into a real book is even more difficult. Luckily, there are various methods you can use for developing and organizing your book! In fact, over 431,626 people participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) a year, and more than 40,000 "win" by writing 50,000 words in a month. Source. This usually constitutes the first draft of a book, although some may be longer.
This LibGuide will present you with proven methods and tools for organizing a book, as well as with tips and advice from authors. This guide is designed to help you prepare for NaNoWriMo and with novels in mind rather than nonfiction, but it can be used by any potential authors.
If you're looking for advice when planning your book, we're here to support you!
Looking to read a published NaNoWriMo winning novel before you start your own? Here's a list of the bestsellers to get you started!