Knowing the ending gives you a destination to work towards, and allows you to really focus on how you're going to get there. All of these things make your book unique to others. It's the characters and their actions who drive the narrative forward and compel the readers to keep turning the page.
Give yourself weekly deadlines You need a weekly goal. Are you a writer? The truth is: inspiration is merely a byproduct of your hard work. It's easy for all characters to sound the same, but they need to have very different voices, appearances and backgrounds.
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Think reader-first. Floor plans of houses can also be useful if you've got multiple scenes in the same house. A friend taught me a minute technique that I used on day one of my project.
Work out what scenes might help portray these aspects, and where in the novel they sit.