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Beginning to write a novel

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So why do novelists so HATE this approach?

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The problem, the aching horrible truth of the problem, is often that we written (or imagined) a baggy old sag sack of a novel that isn about anything much except the journey that some version of cheap adidas ourselves ended up on when we couldn stop typing.

You written a book, what it about?

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The fact is that we do want to write novels for all sorts of reasons. Chief among these is to do with exploring, working out, cheap air jordan testing, discovery. It rare even for successfully publishing professionals not to have some of that need to just set characters and events in motion and see where they end up.

McKee does have a great point though:

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