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Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers 2016! HIP HIP HOORAY!

HIP HIP HOORAY! Better Novel Project has been selected as one of Writer’s Digests 101 Best Websites for Writers 2016! I want to thank you all so much for taking the time to e-mail your nominations to Writer’s Digest.  This really means a lot to me and…
HIP HIP HOORAY! Better Novel Project has been selected as one of Writer’s Digests 101 Best Websites for Writers 2016! I want to thank you all so much for taking the time to e-mail your nominations to Writer’s Digest. This really means a lot to me and your support is what keeps me chugging along with master outline. Thank you! I’ll leave you with some instagram photos of other writers showing off their #amwriting stickers, mugs, and notepads. Bet...
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This is amazing. An illustrated guide to all 704 deaths in “Game of Thrones” Washington Post http://buff.ly/201Qyd3
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Deconstructing Bestselling Novels, One Index Card at a Time
Introduction
Better Novel Project is all about deconstructing bestsellers, discovering what elements they have in common, and using these elements as a backbone for a new master outline.

I am breaking down three immensely popular novels—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Hunger Games, and Twilight—and categorizing them based on their common elements, from word counts to character archetypes. Each element will get its own index card, and then each index card will find a place in the master outline.

Follow along, index card by index card, as I use research instead of luck to write a better novel.