Day 5: Repeat

I said this month is about taking necessary but small steps to prepare your novel for writing. I also said not to worry if you missed something on your first research day. Having been through the book writing and publishing process myself and with other authors, I’m repeating research day.

Day #5 is a necessary step because we wrote our summary yesterday. We focused on a main point that we need to reach within our novel. This may have changed what we originally thought we needed to research. Our characters are becoming clearer, more real to us. This means that we need to do more research that fits or summary.

That’s why I asked you to choose a cover image for your book. Visualizing the setting will help you narrow down what you need to research. Has the look of your character changed? Is their personality clearer? We may not write every detail but your reader should know your main character enough that they’re able to picture every detail.

They should be able to form a clear picture of your setting. Details like temperature, time of year, scents, what they hear around them, what they see around them should form in their mind easily without you having to write every detail. Hinting at historical facts, time periods, laws, typical clothing, and the type of world your book is set in all plays a critical part in your book being real to a reader.

Add to your folder and gather what you need to make your world real. We’ll move onto the next step of Preptober tomorrow!

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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