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It is so far 11 A4 pages on my computer. the amount of words per page is nearly twice as much as the normal book size page. so my work so far only amounts to around 25 pages if put onto normal book size page.
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I have a great plot, characters and event ideas. However i am about half way through my first attempt at writing this book and it only covers 11 A4 pages. why is it so short, when there is so much going in in the story?
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Hello Sam,

Please explain what you mean by "it only covers 11 A4 pages" and perhaps I might be able to help you.

Regards,
Dorothy


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Hello Sam,

I still don't know what you mean by "ll A4." It is a concept I have never come across, but it is not really important. Ultimately the size or length or number of words or number of pages is totally important, given the fact that you have told a good yarn from start to finish.

Finish your story.  Allow the characters to come as they are needed and let them help you write the story. Let them tell you who they are and what part they should play.  Do not stop to edit page by page or chapter by chapter. Write without thinking about editing, correctness, structure, censoring or anything that would take you out of your creative mind.  You cannot, at the same time, write creatively and think about number of words. These two thoughts come from separate parts of your brain and if you continually shut off the creative part to worry about numbers, the creative brain will shut down.  You'll be stuck!

When you have finished a first rough draft, then go back and do all your editing work and rewrite the story until it is polished.
I hope this helps. It works for me. Give it a try?

Happy writing,
Dorothy

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Dorothy K Morris

Expertise

I can answer questions about writing fiction, creating characters and re-writing. I cannot answer homework questions.

Experience

I am a published author of nine novels in The Mockingbird Hill Series.

Organizations
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR

Publications
NOVELS in the MOCKINGBIRD HILL SERIES: SECRET SINS OF THE MOTHERS, COYOTES OF CREEK CROSSING, THE EIGHTH EVIL, THE TIME IN BETWEEN, DIRTY RICE, TALLY'S NOOK, FROM THE FAR PLACES, NATURE OF THE BEAST, (THE RANKS OF THE INSANE (to come out summer 2016))

Education/Credentials
Studied writing at at American University in DC

Awards and Honors
Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in The World, Who's Who in America.

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