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.
Day 1- November 1st
What you know and what you need to discover…
Where it begins, where it ends, and how much time it takes…
Days 3 & 4 - Weekend 1
Why this story, in this moment of your life?
Who was there. When it happened. How it felt.
A defining moment, portrayed in a scene.
Let’s look at plot.
A pivotal scene.
Days 10 & 11 - Weekend 2
Pick up a book.
A place as an anchor.
A character, existing in a place.
Exploring your point of view.
Taking full advantage.
Let’s look at tone.
Days 17 & 18 - Weekend 3
Checking in with your novel.