Just thought that I'd quickly share this video from Mandi Lynn, author of Essence. I think it really shows how many different ways there are of starting a novel or story. Also, I will be having an interview with Mandi Lynn on this blog sometime this month, so keep an eye out for that!
YA Ink: Approaching Writing a Novel
Mandi Lynn's website: http://mandilynn.com/
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