Getting Started Writing a novelFirst steps in writing a novel
So you want to do a novel. Let's get on with it.
When I started a few books in school ( "and failed miserably"), I would sit down after graduating and hammer out my first novel. Unfortunately, like all first authors (or non-fiction authors), I had no idea what I was doing. "I don't think I really wrote. I' m just shooting at mere inspirational.
And I mean, I really wanted to, because it' s difficult to type, unlike what those who don' t do. Sure, he sits in front of a computer, a typing machine or an empty block of papers (as I sometimes did when I wrote this first novel on the bonnet of my automobile in the hope that the inspirations would come from the sky).
However, the act of rewriting, of creating completely new reality, of awakening new human beings is nothing more than work. Though I did everything incorrectly, two years later I ended my first novel out of sheer perseverance. Just write horribly. After that I began four more books and stayed at about 10,000 words because I did not do what I will describe in these five practical points:
When Stephen King's steps on a sinister and scary brigde reminded him of the troll, he invoked the fundamental ideas of his novel "It". The Fate of Mercy Alban", Danielle Sosin's novel, came to her senses suddenly when she visited a historical villa. I had a vision of my latest work, the novel "Matriarchal Nazi Cannibals".
There are two major hurdles to novel writing: the beginning and the end. Begin at the beginning. Don't get started. Beginners waste a great deal of valuable freeze on an empty page because they don't know where to begin. Begin somewhere - somewhere - which is oddly seldom the beginning of the novel, but usually the opening of your novel.
Begin somewhere where it's interesting, e.g. when your character is in difficulty. Their aim is to get words on a page. New length variations. Their aim should not - I do NOT reiterate - be to complete the novel. When the completion of your novel is the target, you will probably give up on 10,000 words.
Its primary objective should be to close a section. Then your primary objective is to close another section, and so on. Enjoy the perfection of every little destination. When your work objective is the whole thing, you will quickly begin to ask yourself to stop. Do not work on your work until you have completed the work.
For the first auteurs who keep going back to work on their books almost never end their books. If he had read what he had already wrote, he would have felt forced to work it. You will have a lot of free space to work on your work after it is ready. What prevents them from becoming playwrights is that they don't end the work.