4 Steps to a Fabulous Finished First Draft

K. D. Dowdall

4 Steps to a Fabulous Finished First Draft Posted by Our Special Guest | Nov 7, 2018 | Life by Signe Pike

“I’m working on a book.”

If you’ve uttered this sentence, you’re most likely acquainted with the particular horrors of trying to complete a first draft. Many unforeseen issues rear up to challenge a writer in this fragile but entirely crucial stage. Without a solid first draft, there’s nothing to revise, submit, and publish.

As a former book editor turned author, I’ve witnessed war stories from both sides of the desk. But when it came time to write my first historical novel, The Lost Queen, I found myself up against the beastly first-draft problem in a new and very personal way.

Here’s what worked for me, with hopes it may also work for you.

  1. Create a room of your own

Whether it’s a coffee shop, a designated office, a…

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