Book Review: Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between

I’ve been busy. I ordered a pile of books and have been going through them. Currently I’ve had my nose in “Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between” and also The Power of Habit. 

I really like James Scott Bell and find his books on novel writing to be quite useful. I’ve spent the last year or so learning the craft of storytelling. I used to just write without regard to the plot arc or any of the technical aspects of storytelling. I didn’t even know they existed. In hindsight I wish somebody would have led me to the well of how to write a story sooner, but alas this was my journey. Bell’s books have been a great self-taught tool. I really like his newer book about writing your novel from the middle. It makes sense and I had so many crystal clear “a-ha” moments as I worked out the outline of my next story.

As for the book on routines, I’m still just at the beginning of it but enjoying it so far. I’d like to work on my routines and habits in an effort to increase productivity and meet my goals sooner, so I’m looking at how to hone in on my habits to make it happen.

It feels so good to learn.

In other news, I bought the book What Do You Do with an Idea? for my son. We read it tonight and it was a good one. It’s always a great feeling to get the creative juices flowing. 

There’s still a huge stack of unread books next to my head. Nothing brings me greater joy than the opportunity to plunge right into those novels and learn something new. 

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