Some tips for NaNoWriMo contestants.
Nail Your Novel by Roz Morris is a useful guide to constructing bestseller novels.
Being good is not good enough. Being great is not good enough.
You tend to hit a wall at 30K words, or about half the length of your book, for a reason.
Writing is ultimately a hunt for your own soul.
Every chapter should have at least three "beats". Each beat must be connected with either "therefore" or "but".
A plot twist works best when a lot of emotional investment is made by the time it happens.
A jumble of nonsense words can be cool. But it would be hell to edit.
The opening of a book is the hook, the line, and the sinker. "The hook" provides the catch, "the line" provides the tension, and "the sinker" provides the direction.
The more you obsess over the age of your debut, the later your debut is going to be. So don't get stuck on the idea of getting published early.