Happy Wednesday, everybody! I hope you’re enjoying this gorgeous weather. 🙂
Ann McCallum is with us today to share her process for taking that great idea and making it a reality.
A native of Canada, Ann is a world traveler and teacher. She is the author of EAT YOUR MATH HOMEWORK: RECIPES FOR HUNGRY MINDS and other books about math.
You’ve just been inspired with a fantastic, breathtaking idea for a novel. What’s your next step?
I will get out a brand-new, pretty notebook (I have a few on-hand at all times). I will start brainstorming with pen and paper. I might write the first couple of sentences—new sentences are always exciting. I might write some character traits. If it’s non-fiction, I write the table of contents. It’s helpful to have a rough outline before I get to the computer, but sometimes I am impatient to start so I do the outline after the first few pages are written.
Thanks for the insight, Ann!
Happy writing and drawing! 🙂