Welcome To The Slow Novel Lab
Hello, writer. This is your time to do what you love. Want to take a moment before beginning to make a cup of tea? Listen to a song with your eyes closed? Stare at the sky for a few minutes and think about your story, or think about nothing?
Now let's get started. Today might be a day when the words come easily and it might be a day when you have to work hard for them. Remind yourself of what connects you to your novel. Remember what you love about it.
Setting intentions for your writing practice.
What you know and what you need to discover.
Where it begins, where it ends, and how much time it takes.
Who was there. When it happened. How it felt.
Why this story, in this moment of your life?
A defining moment, portrayed in a scene.
Let’s look at plot.
Exploring your point of view.
Taking full advantage.
A place as an anchor.
Pick up a book.
A character, existing in a place.
Tension in a scene.
A broad view of tension.
Let’s look at tone.
Checking in with your novel.
Experimenting with time.
A pivotal scene.
Let’s talk about theme.
Collect everything you have.
This might appear simple. Look closer.
The illuminating incident.
The beginning, Part One.
The beginning, Part Two.