BEFORE YOU START WRITING…

Ask yourself a few questions,

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1. The Reason

Why are you writing this?

 

2. The Result

What do you want?

 

3. The Reader

Who are you writing for?

 

4. The Reader’s Needs

What is your reader’s emotional state?

 

5. The Response

What response do you want to achieve? Sales? Credibility? Awareness?

 

6. Your Plan

What’s your writing plan?

 

7. Your Characters

What do they want? What are their characteristics?

 

8. Conflict

What is the conflict (s)?

 

9. Plots

Have you set your plots? See “structuring your novel”.

 

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About N. M. Thomas

I was born in the West of France, a region I like a lot. We moved around a lot with my parents and ended up in Paris area when I was five. I lived around Paris area until I was twenty one and decided to move to England to improve my English (yes, just like that!) It wasn't easy to be in a country and a part of Britain itself (East Yorkshire)where I could not understand people talking to me. The accent was so important that it took me about a year to become fluent. I stayed there for four years and decided to go back home to Paris. I met my husband, who is American, and finally, only stayed just over a year in France as we moved to the United States. I've always loved literature and foreign languages. I speak fluent French and English, and know some Russian, Italian, Spanish and German. I started to write poems when I was a teenager. My dad actually influenced me a lot, he used to write beautiful poems in French (and I keep telling him he should publish them!)So, I carried on writing poems until I decided to start writing books. I've got two amazing children who keep me on my toes all day long so I only get some time to write at night, but I would not change that for the whole world! And I find inspirations from the music I listen, Lifehouse, Casting Crows, Fireflight and others, but also and mainly from instrumental music, original movie soundtracks (those I love!)
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