And behind door number three

… is the way you should write your novel.

Just kidding.

There are many ways to write a novel. In her book Bird by Bird Anne Lamott advocates writing Shitty First Drafts – getting that first draft down on paper without worrying, no matter how bad it seems. She also suggests that you write a novel scene by scene without thinking too far ahead, quoting EL Doctorow as saying “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip this way”. This… Continue reading