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Author: How to write a book in four minutes

 

February 20, 2016

Karla Pomeroy

Author Roland Smith of Portland, Ore., talked to Worland elementary students on Friday about how he became an author. He said it took him 20 years to learn what he needed to, to write books, but he would teach them in four minutes.

First, you must do a lot of research, he said, that includes a lot of reading. He said he spends about twice as much time on research as he does writing a book.

After research he develops a story board, or a plan for his novel, outlining scene by scene.

Then comes the first draft or what he calls the sloppy copy. He said he wrote one of books, Thunder Cave 12 tim...



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