How Authors Write BooksAuthors writing books
Where do writers begin their work?
One has to present the people and the universe one is talking about, and if it's about imagination or sci-fi, then one has to tell the readers about the mechanism of the game. They should make your protagonists sympathetic and credible (but need not be sympathetic). A lot of textbooks were created with full-fledged idiots as protagonists.
What ever you do, your protagonist and the things that happen interesting enough to make the readers want to browse the page. And if you really want to know where I was borne and how my miserable early years were, and how my folks were busy and everything before they had me, and all that David Copperfield shit, but I don't want to go in there if you want the whole story.
So how long did it take the writers to create your favorite book?
There' s no clear question as to how long it should take to compose a novel: A few classic songs have lasted over a decennium, while others were composed in a few short time. Writers like Stephen King pumping out two novels a year, while others writing much less, like Harper Lee, who only writes two novels all her lifetime.
See below how long it took the writers to compose some of your favourite work. The best-selling novel by Anthony Burgess was published in just three wards. This novel blends English and Georgian to make the Nadsat languages that Alex and his boyfriends talk (if they don't terrorize the city).
Bourgess was able to produce a new tongue and history that has stayed in popularity 55 years after its inception. Tolkien needed 16 years to develop the phantasy epos for The Hobbit. Writing about Middle Earth continually in several poetry, literature and incomplete works such as The Silmarillion, he created one of the most complex imaginary realms ever made.
At some point he took up the subject again and the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was eventually released - ten years after its launch. Rowling's first volume took six years, between work and full-time as a lone mum. In spite of its unbelievable length, it took Dickens only eight month to complete the coming-of-age history of Pip the Orkh.
Dickens' capacity to complete huge volumes in a speedy manner is unparalleled. Most of his works are over 1000 pages long, but he publishes almost one a year! Somehow it took Faulkner only six a week to complete this Gothic work. Besides Faulkner, who wrote one of the most challenging and innovative fiction in less than two month, he claimed not to have said a thing.
Has Martin always taken as long to complete a work as he is doing with Winds of Winter? It took him five years to create A Game of Thrones, and he remained in this area for any further releases. Mary Shelley took a year to make the most famous sci-fi film.
In spite of most of the adjustments that change essential parts of the initial Shelley release, Frankenstein is one of the most catchy figures in literature of all times. Fitzgerald's great US novel took him two and a half years to write. When it was finished, the work was not critically praised.