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    What I’ve Learned Writing the First Chapter of a Novel

    Like many others for 2018, I begin with a target. 100, 000 words. I’m on my first big writing adventure, attempting a novel. To anyone who loves writing like me, the first chapter is definitely the biggest learning curve. Here’s what I’ve learned within my first month of writing, I hope to help all you aspiring writers out there!  Show, don’t tell? I began writing with the best of intentions. I had a character in mind, a setting, a plot outline. I knew my story would be a thriller, a detective one, a type I’ve loved reading for years. I just had to try it out, in hopes of writing…