How can I Write a novelCan I write a novel?
First rule of novelmaking is: Don't do it.
On the way there, however, I failed to measure myself against those I adored and adored to see if there was a shape in me that was more important and less beautiful, to see if I had to obey my own actions. After the liberation, however, I found myself in a very awkward situation to realize that it is much more difficult to create the originals than derived ones, not least because they do not have the same models.
Nevertheless, like any good university graduate, I tried for years to work on my paper the way I had worked on everything. As that didn't work, I was looking at professionals telling me that I had to work in the same place every single working hour, or that I should seriously think about getting an MBA, or that I should seriously think about not getting an MBA, or that only the most gifted authors could be successful, or that real creativity would never bring any kind of business to fruition, or that said I was too young or too old.
No wonder I had a custom of typing and freezing in the same place at the same moment when I was looking for others to tell me how I should be. After many years of literally hitting my metaphorical and metaphorical mind against the walls, however, I realised that the more I got more frustrated, the more I tried to approach my letter afresh, the less it gave me.
An astonishing reality began to gush to the top. The more I worked hard on my paper, the more it would withdraw from me. Creativity in typing does not want to be edited, just as pies do not want you to open the stove doors all the way, or pets do not want you to push them into subjugation, or kids do not want you to impose the growing regulations on them.
Under these conditions you can make a pie, domesticate an beast, or bring up a baby, but it will empty itself in a tragic way, a bad approach to what it could have been. So, here are my non-rules for typing, which after trying every other law under the dawn and realising that at the end of the days, your typing must be as free and pensive as you would like your written work.
I get almost nothing done. While you can type 79,000 words and see in the last 1,000 that the novel isn't what you want to publish, these 80,000 words will be an immensely informative next work. I feel great for a little while, but wera nally, the fall that follows is violent.
Do not give up when walking ho-hum and uneventless for eventful holidays or holidays is one of the cutest pleasures lively, not because of the tempting rewards waiting forever in the distant, but because of the complexities and privacy that evolves when friendliness, humour and good intent are put into a trade or a cause or a person who always demands the best from you.
Approximately 80 per cent of the letter I do does not look like letter. If I trust myself and don't judge these actions with evil little gossip I find my patients dreaming, prying and surprised that they are an important and complimentary playmate to those who can put themselves at a computer and express a few thousand words.
They are useful invention that can be very helpful at the moment. When they make the book look better or appear more credible or get its creator to write again, use it. Because the truth is, I think that if someone tries to make a map of a writer's work, we might just be breaking the rules of the universe.
Now that I am a novelist, not a scientist, I can say that I do not believe that the law of place and place is always followed in my work. It is astonishing how much typing can be done in brief, optimum timeframes, subdued by patient, reflective, self-care and belief, and it is just as astonishing how little typing is done during the month of "free" typing hours, restricted by expectancy, denigration, self-hatred and a snickers and vitamin water diets.
Have you A ) waited a few moments and then put your call or text all you know to tell them you have waited forever for this pet and why hasn't it come yet, or ask them what kind of pet they think it might be and what kind of pet footage of you they have in the past so you can be equipped with an image before you see your themed; this is a good way to tell them what they are doing;
B ) fix yourself on locating a point in the far away where you can be sure that the pet appears and the lights are spotless and your timing good; or C) set up to sit and sit around the pitch until the setting point, take some memos so that you at least know how to make yourself at home on the pitch for the next morning, and realize that another, much smaller and strange being has been waiting next to you?
Finding out how to be self-confident could be the most important ability to be developed. On the other side, however, creativity requires that you stop floating and leave your field lying idle from there. Rather than force yourself to do something if you avoid your work like the pestilence, please pay attention to this little sound that gets in your way and find out if it tells you that you are too harsh on yourself to make it, or if the next move you were sure you wanted to record the whole thing just couldn't work and you need more to think it through, or that where you want to go may not be the same as where you are.
A few and eight at Downton Abbey can be exactly what you need to write; some even indicate that you have given up on yourself. Look at Downton Abbey, because your novel may be awaiting you to take him to the early twentieth c. in England and a small part of his mind suggests that you may be on your way to Julian Fellowes' education, but he's not quite finished yet and wants a little more self-fulfilment?
Do you look at Downton Abbey because nobody else is believing in you, especially your god-forsaken spouse who isn't all that and you merit better and Matthew seems to be accepting Lady Mary for everything that she is, although nobody else gets her and he has such pervading blues?
Each write stalemate is different, although they all have a few things in common. Perhaps our demands are too high for our best imaginative self to emerge. But sometimes all I can do is walk through the ages and take his hands and pet his mind and tell him to take a good snooze.
They are not things you have to do if you can't type; they are just as important as typing itself. In its heart comes great typing from a ball-in approach to the things that make your live make your live so if you neglect it, guess which? You' re gonna have nothing to say and you' re gonna take a seat to pen.
For me or yourselves, or one of these other bad omens, that you are working on your work.