Three steps to get started on writing a novel

3 Steps to getting started on your own novel:
  1. Make the time to write: You have put aside time (ideally daily) to write. Don't wait to FIND the time that will never happen something will always take the time - remember Nature hates a void. So don't wait. Schedule the time to write and do it.

  2. Get feedback: Take a class or join a critique group (there are many writer's organizations in the Bay Area) you can join your local chapter and create your own critique group. Getting unbiased feedback is critical to moving ahead. You have to learn how to polish your work and a class or group can help you move ahead faster.

  3. Make a habit of finishing: Don't leave your draft unfinished, whether it is a short story, poem, play, novel - doesn't matter. You must finish. As creative people we are always lured to the next idea. It's fresher, funnier, better in some way but this is a temptation that must be avoided.

    After all, the new idea will need to be completed also and if you never get to the end of a project then you won't know how to finish. This step alone is the single most important piece of the creative process.
Joint signing with Michelle Gagnon and Mark Coggins
Thursday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.
Great Good Place for Books
6120 La Salle Avenue
Oakland, CA, 94611

Sunday, November 22, 11 a.m.
Reading and Book Signing
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corta Madera, CA

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About Diana Orgain:

Diana Orgain holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University with a minor in acting. Diana's plays have been produced at San Francisco State University, GreenHouses Productions, and PlayGround in San Francisco.

Bundle of Trouble: A Maternal Instinct Mystery is her first mystery novel. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their children. To learn more about Diana, visit her website at

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