I wrote my first book in 30 days. Here are 11 tips and tricks to writing a novel.
insider.com – Sunday July 24, 2022
In addition to working at Insider as an entertainment editor, this year I also became a published author.
My debut novel, "This Way Out," was published around the world on July 1.
It is the story of Amar, a British-Bangladeshi man who gets engaged to his partner, Joshua, and must tell his devout Muslim family that not only is he gay, but he's marrying a white man. Amar's confession sets off a chain of dramatic events — both heartbreaking and hilarious — as he navigates his family's disapproval of his sexuality, his continued grief over his mother, and a meddling future mother-in-law.
I wrote the first draft of "This Way Out" in one month, between mid-June and July 2020. It was a challenge, to say the least, but ultimately, I'm glad I pushed myself to write it so quickly. Or it might still only exist on my computer.
Here are my top tips if you want to turbo-boost your writing career and finish your manuscript, too.
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