So You Want to Write a Novel

Have you ever said that someday you were going to write the great American novel? If so, have you written it yet? Or have you at least started it? If not, what are you waiting for?

Like anything in life, beginning is half done. And, in my humble opinion, the desire to do something usually signifies you have the talent to do it.

But do you have the perseverance?

Writing a novel takes perseverance. It takes a quality decision to see your story through to the end. It takes a do-or-die attitude that won’t let the challenges of life rob you of your dream.

In upcoming articles on writing fiction, we will explore the elements of a compelling story. We will delve into characterization, plotting, dialogue, and setting, among other things.

So, welcome aboard! This could prove to be the most exciting journey of your life! 🙂

Bio: Dr. MaryAnn Diorio writes riveting, compelling fiction that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart. Her stories will entertain you, move you, and transform you. MaryAnn has been happily married to Dom for 46 years. They are blessed with two amazing adult daughters, a wonderful son-in-law, and five precious and rambunctious grandchildren. When she is not writing, MaryAnn loves to spend time praising and worshiping the Lord, reading, painting, and playing the piano, cello, and mandolin. You may reach her at

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