Getting Started Writing a novelFirst steps in writing a novel
It's easier to get real feedback on a short story because it's a complete unit.
Beginning to write a novel
So how do you begin to compose a novel? Get on with the typing! An error that often prevents the writer from composing the novel they want to compose is that they are frightened at how big the work is.
You' ll be freezing over just reading and finding how much pleasure homework is compared to just reading a novel. There is a good reasons for this: it's difficult to write a novel. It' simple to be frightened, but the true gimmick is not to think that you have to find out everything before you do it.
There' s no need to find out everything before you start. You don't have to know exactly how the whole novel works before you start. There' s still a lot of detail left. If you' re just beginning to type a novel, there are only two things you're looking for: voices and story.
While you' re at it, you can think about it. Vocals and action are what you are looking for when you begin to write. What do you think of your vote and your actions? Now, if you are a designer, you can design a design that can help you find out your action in anticipation.
I' m leaning towards the design side of the range, and while I don't know everything that will be happening, I have some important points I want to make along the way. When you are an improvisor, you can make your way to your action, and you don't need to know exactly what will be happening right away.
Design and improvisation are the two fundamental ways to find your story, but there is only one way to find your voice: begin to write and keep going until you find it. If you' re looking for your own vocal, don't bother about the polishing. Don't be worried if the first section comes out appalling. Don't be worried if it felt like you were mimicking another writer's part first.
You' re going to rework these first pages so much that they'll be totally unrecognisable when you're done with your novel, so don't let them stop you and try to improve them. You can have your vote come to you immediately, it can take fifty pages, or it can take several years.
Describe your way to your vote. If you' ve been there for a while, at an undetermined point, you'll meet a magic river and notice that you've found your part. It' gonna just seem like it came from you, not the books you were reading in the past. Get started on your writing.