Writing a novel: Research and execution

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Southern New Hampshire University
Creating a novel is an involved and complex process necessitating research, writing, and editing. It requires ambition, discipline, and commitment. This project will include three main parts: research, the novel itself, and a ten page paper examining the process and my development as a writer. The novel is young adult and fantasy and revolves around an ancient group of women designated by a deity to protect Earth. Research is necessary, because the novel will be exploring goddess archetypes and will involve a lot of weaponry and military involvement as my characters are women warriors. I will also be reading well-written and/or popular young adult and fantasy novels in an effort to improve my writing and storytelling ability as well as clearly understand the demands of the two genres. Most important to Research Day, I will be reading many books about publishing and writing in an effort to produce the best work possible. (Author abstract)