Over at Writers Ink Services is a blog series offering 13 bits of advice for new writers who want to start writing their novel.

Here are the links to the first two blogs which appeared in August:

The very first starta guidebook to help you start writing

The very first characters

If you want to start writing your first book, you need to look for advice and guidance in M.A. Lee’s Discovering.

The first writing craft book, published in the Spring of this year, is Discovering Your Novel, designed as a weekly journey from original idea to book-in-hand.

More help is coming in the Discovering series, with Discovering Your Characters and Discovering Your Plot. To improve your words on the page, you will want to investigate Discovering Sentence Craft. And most newbie writers have difficulty deciding on their public writing persona. Check out Discovering Your Author Brand to help with these decisions. All books coming soon!

If you struggle with maintaining your focus on writing, you need to change from thinking like a hobby writer and begin thinking like a pro writer. Think like a Pro gives you the seven lessons needed to change your perspective on your writing goals.

The Big Push known as National Novel Writing Month–NaNoWriMo–occurs every year in November. Are you ready? Start tracking your daily word counts and your projects with the Think/Pro planner for writers.