#01 - Be organised!
Being organized is the single most important factor in producing a well written, well edited novel or work of fiction, and one that is not simply abandoned on page twenty nine. Many people unfortunately find it difficult to 'get organized' in order to write down the first few paragraphs of their potential best seller. Doing so is all about discipline and starting as you mean to go on. This is the very first step on the road to achieving your goal of perhaps becoming a professional writer, so it's important to make sure you don't lose your footing on the very first rung of a necessarily long ladder.