How do I write a novel? This is one of the most common questions writers ask. They ask it as they get started, they ask it after they finish their first book, and sometimes they ask it after writing half a dozen books. 

When writing a novel, there are four essential pieces you need to include–four pillars that will help your novel stand up to criticism and withstand the storms of publishing.

We have a special guest on the show today who is going to talk to us about these four pillars.  

Our guest today is an award-winning author of thirty fiction and nonfiction books, a writing coach, a workshop instructor, and a book copyeditor. She loves to help writers write their best books. You can find her school, Writing for Life Workshops, at

C.S. Lakin, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!


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Four Foundational Pillars of Novel Construction

How to Make a Living as an Editor

The Secret to Big Amazon Book Sales