Where should I begin?Who is this story being told to? (Thanks Susan Meissner for writing an excellent post on this. Wish I could find it.)
How can I use setting to help tell this story?
What will be the main source of tension for my main character?Why will readers care about my protagonist or care what happens in this book? (Thanks to Rosslyn Elliott for this question.)
What length of time do I want to span in my novel?Who will have the greatest influence on my protagonist?
Seems like the most obvious one, but it’s worth it to take time brainstorming...What will happen in the novel?
Bonus question: What excites me about this work & does it have staying power?
Any questions you think are imperative to consider before writing the first word?
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