Armed with the knowledge, and some pretty good notes, from Gen Con Indy 2010 seminar “21 Days to a Novel” I gave it a go.
My first major investment was a couple of back-to-school spiral bounds and a box of my favorite pens from Staples. Total cost < $5.
What I liked about Stackpole’s approach was the focus on the character. The opinion that readers like to read because they enjoy getting to know a character, feeling the conflicts of the character, identifying with the character. In short, the advice given by Stackpole, and several others I have read or heard via podcast, focus on the character and write character driven stories. Character driven stories sell.
I religiously started following the 21 days methodology.