Cassandra Clare

I’m writing my novel but I’m stuck and can’t go on. Or, I keep starting books and then giving up in the middle, how do I keep going?

Justine has very good advice for unsticking you when you’re stuck. Or you may need an inciting incident. Let Maureen Johnson help you out. The fact is, commiting to writing a whole book is hard — the vast majority of people give up before the book is done. Finishing is about discipline and hard work. Holly Lisle has some tricks listed on her website to get you through the hard parts — including what I think is one of the most important things you need to know, which is how your book ends. Yes, you need to know that even before you start.