Getting Started Writing a novelFirst steps in writing a novel
To get started, follow these simple steps:
The way to write a novel
At the beginning of my twenties, I tried the beginning of my life of words and hopes. It was to start with an initial concept and some of my personalities and see where it took me. That' the kind of thing Stephen King advocated in his letter. These are my own typing and especially, give yourself the best opportunity to finish what you have begun.
Wherever you put your storyline, it will have a huge impact on who your character is and how they respond to their world. It' a funny notebook without signs. There are some that will appear as you walk, but you should at least know who your two protagonists are and how they are interacting with each other.
You will soon lead your own lives and help to make history for you. A few guys, like Clive Barker, draw their personalities first, so that they become reality in their heads. It is a formulaical notation that has proved to be structure-preserving. One might think it's mechanic, but if you've made 200,000 words and history doesn't progress, you'll kick yourself without at least having a straightforward agenda.
We are approached on several different tiers by the best books. In the Hellbound trilogy, I studied topics ranging from sink to utilityism to making a bowl of coffee (not too much sugar). Summarize chapters for the whole volume. That' going to be different too, but find out how to get from point A to point A to point C when you insert a character or turn your reader's head.
Type the opening rows. It is up to the first sentence of a textbook to determine whether someone will be reading the next thousand or not. Here is an example from a little storyline I'm working on right now: Type the ending. You' re gonna have to end up with a pop, but more than that... it'll get you motivated to end it.
It could be different in the course of history, and that's okay. Don't get bogged down when you' re typing plays and trying to insert them somehow. When you go from beginning to end, the history flows much better. If you notice the inspirations for a later part, you can review them and use your synopsis, but don't be sidetracked by things that are not pertinent to this work.
Edit, Edit, Edit. It' like cutting away parts of your own meat. A good work can often be shot with the right settings. Also, I suggest The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne to find out what you did, where things didn't work, and to fix them.
Cheerful typing and good fortune to get the next great thing out of your mind and put it on your computer monitor (well, screen). To get a FREE copy of the first volume in the Hellbound trilogy, as well as updating on my work, please register here.