This is kind of long and I have it posted as it's own page here.
A few years back a friend of mine asked if I could pass along some of what I’ve learned over the past couple of years about trying to write a book. I’ve tried to distill that info here.
I am focused on novel writing, so all of these ideas may not apply to poetry writing or something other than Novels or Novellas. Please feel free to add in some comments that will help refine this. This is all from the perspective of a novice unpublished writer, but I have done my homework, and learned a few things along the way. These so called “rules” are merely guidelines. There are no hard and fast rules.