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How to Write a Novel

Justine Larbalestier explained how she wrote a novel. Others followed. They are all wrong, however. Spreadsheets are not how you write a novel. Fucking horror of an idea that is. And typing? Typing is a secondary action, I assure you. It happens only after you've prepared yourself in the proper manner.

So.

This--

I mean this

--is all you need to write a novel:


  • Drugs.

  • Alcohol.

  • Nudity.



The ignorance of others bothers me, so please pass this around.

Thank you.

PS: Disclaimer: Do not try all three simultaneously. Over the day writing day, one must merge into the other. It is a progressive system.
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