This article is about the parts of writing a novel that don’t involve writing.
It’s not about the business side of being an author. It’s not about book design and production. It’s also not about book marketing or promotion. This article is about the process of getting your story onto the page, and a lot of that process involves time not spent actually typing words and scenes.
Let’s look at some of the other processes involved in developing a story: the prewriting process.