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Planning your Novel Part 1 by AtlasArtifex Planning your Novel Part 1 by AtlasArtifex
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You don't have to follow these tips and tricks if you're writing a novel. There's definitely more than one way. However, after failing to keep with my past novels and struggling to find out why, I devised these methods to help me stick to it.

Hope this helps. <3

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EDIT - OMG A DD!!!! Lifetime wish fulfilled. Really guys thank you so much. Thanks to GrimFace242 and Elandria for the suggestion and feature! Cloud 9,000,000,000 here I am ^.^

PART 2 Planning your Novel Part 2 by AtlasArtifex Q&A Planning Your Novel QandA by AtlasArtifex TIPS of the DAY Planning your Novel - Tips of the Day by AtlasArtifex

EDITING PART 1 Editing Your Novel Part 1 by AtlasArtifex
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Planning your Novel Part 1 by *AtlasArtifex An engaging and useful guide into planning and developing your first novel, don't forget to check out the second part! ( Suggested by GrimFace242 and Featured by Elandria )
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Zekrio Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
What happened to the Editing Your Novel tutorial? QAQ
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi! I'm actually redoing it ^^;
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MsBrock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is most helpful tutorial ever, because I have struggled with the exact same problem! But now I have developed four amazing characters I absolutely love and I don't want to mess this one up, like I messed up my last two novels. So this really helped me out. Thank you so much! :aww:
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you! I'm so glad you feel this way <3 check out the other tuts too ^.^ 
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BlackFlyBird Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
You know, I've pretty much been doing exactly what you said!!
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hows has it been working out! I'm very curious :D
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BlackFlyBird Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Pretty well!!
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome I'm glad!
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DuskMind Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This and the others are nice. I've been doing an outline method, but I tried to take my outline and do it as a web like this, and it works so great.
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you a lot :D I'm happy that its working for you.
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idrawforraven Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Damn, I hate plot holes (facepalm emote, I'm too lazy to actually get it) and I am favoriting this and probably all your others, and will definitely use that character chart. Thanks sooooo much!
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad to help! :D
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idrawforraven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you sooo much, I mean, I've been working on my OCs for a while now, but I need a way to organize them better.
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
not a problem! I really hope this helps! What are you working on?
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idrawforraven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh, wow. It's a really long concept, long like I'd have to note you xD
But in a nutshell, a nutshell that makes it seem worse than it is, it's about a bunch of halfbreeds, part man, part animal, led by a psychotic, genius parrot that knows how to talk for himself with a backstory that nobody knows of. It's called Cross Breeding, because if one is caught in the act of cross breeding, they will be immediately executed. For reasons unknown, reasons unquestioned. Bailey (my main characer) is a catgirl whose mother was killed for this reason.

But that's not even close to what I would like to tell people ;.;
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sounds cool! I wish you luck ^.^
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idrawforraven Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Thnx
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Hanajiofcards Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is great! I needed a bit of prompting, trying to get my story to connect together nicely.
And how to finish it, argh XD
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hahaha that's the tough part!
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racheru-tan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is very helpful, thanks for sharing!
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Mirrasae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Writer
Very handy tutorial for aspiring novelists. I'll definitely share this with others. Thank you!
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covert15 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW!!! This is just great!!! I'm writing a comic and this is SUPER helpful!!! THANK YOU!
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
of coure! :D good luck!
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MusicIsMyLife7 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Artist
Wow, this must've taken AGES to do. Thanks for making it, really! I was thinking about writing a book or two and I had no idea how to do it or stuff. This actually helped me alot. Thanks again! :D
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ages to research not too long to make actually. maybe a day ^.^ glad you like it!
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SerelyArtworks Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for this precious advises! :)
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
np :D!
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Warpmaster Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I'm going to steal the idea of an excel spreadsheet.
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Shockand-Awe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
That's actually pretty common so no need for thievery ^^
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Donoffrio Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang man! :D

This helps a lot! I always had problems with consistensies..

And congrats!
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^.^ thanks
glad i can help
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot! :D
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Mavis-mignonne Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That helped a lot!!!!Thanks so much for sharing!!I am a dummy! :happybounce: Heart
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
np! :D
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   General Artist
This is absolutely brilliant~! It really is inspiring me to start working on my stories again. :D Congrats on the DD!
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aaw thanks a lot!
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   General Artist
you're very welcome!!! :dance:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Writer
Congratulations on the DD! There is a BUNCH of stuff on here that is just genius. :heart:
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aaw thanks so much!!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I appreciate it! :D
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Paty-Longbottom21 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
That's great!! thanks a lot for sharing, I have also a notebook with information, another with character bios, and a sketchbook for drawing places or outfits (I draw then describe...is a funny way my mind does things) but sometimes I got so mixed up and dont know how to continue!
great you put this advices, is great you are sharing! 

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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^-^ im never thought about doodling before ^_^
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Paty-Longbottom21 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
It helps me when description moments arrive,  so I do the characters sometimes before and then write them as I saw them iin my mind the same as places...I know I suppose to be the other way around , but I imagine them first and then I write...weird isnt' it? haha
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Shockand-Awe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Huh. Thought I was the only one ^^
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Paty-Longbottom21 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
noo! I am in the club "doodle first-describe later" haha is difficult sometimes isn't it? 
but is nice to meet you! glad also I am not the only one! haha
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Shockand-Awe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I've been doing that all my life. I find it much easier to visually see what I'm trying to describe :)
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Paty-Longbottom21 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Exactly!!!!! is so much easier, is like watching a movie in your head!
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