How do you Write a novelSo how do you write a novel?
This novel is my own CHANGER (since you ask).
Challenging diary work in 5 different ways
For the first six wards of my baby's lifetime, I didn't write anything except a little blog, but I swapped a few manuscripts with other authors. I' ve been able to complete a complete script for my author girlfriend Bethany Veinman, often while breast-feeding. The irony is that her work-in-progress was a journal novel, which is also the size of my last work!
It is great in many ways to create a novel as a set of journal posts. But when I was reading Bethany's script and started reviewing my own, I realised that there are also some journal novel stakes. The ones who don't often make large, common posts.
Her task as an author is to make both the narrative and the narrative so appealing that the readers never stop wondering whether the figure would really take the necessary amount of readings. When a figure writes a journal, she writes something for herself.
She could instead write: "Going to Grandma was as terrible as last time" without going into detail about what happend last year. Nor can your personality take the liberty of describing humans or places completely. What makes her think she should take the trouble to describe her mother's look to her journal, or what her room looks like?
As an author, your task is to find a way to tell the stories in a vivid way while remaining faithful to the journal size. A way around this dilemma is to create a novel by letter (a novel in letters) instead of a journal. When your heroine writes to another character, it makes perfect sense that she would explain and describe more.
It' basically a novel in a journal, but the items are in the form of a letter sent by the storyteller to an anonyme. I' m texting you because she said that you listened and understood and didn't try to have sex with that someone at this shindig, even though you could have.
When your main character is a teenager or preteen, will you be writing how a child at this stage would actually spe? They don't want to take into account all the spell and grammar errors your character would make in everyday situations, because that would be a tiresome read. Instead, you will be writing according to the laws of your native tongue and find other ways (word selection, punctuation, content, etc.) to make the journal appear lifelike.
They don't want to use ten exclaim marks, although that's what a true teens could do in a true journal. Just as you shouldn't spell dialogues exactly the way they talk (with all the "ums" and "likes"), you don't need the words exactly the way your characters would do it.
You are not trying to accurately represent a teenager's journal; you are just using the journal as a tool to tell a tale. You can make the journal appear realistic without using wrongly written words, capital letters and excessive use of symbols. Sherman Alexie's absolutely true movie of a Part-Time Indian is strewn with narrated characters that look as if they've been pasted into the film.
Scripted by Jesse Andrews, the storyteller, teenager film fan and up-and-coming Greg Gaines, Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl takes a scene from his own lives as if they were scripts. This way Alexie and Andrews give their novels a singular "diary feeling" without violating any grammatical snippets. If you are going to compose a novel in a journal, you need to think about when your characters will sit down to compose these post.
Does she write about what happend that particular date... or what happend then? Does she write once a month all year? It''s not too difficult a task, but what if you want your characters to think more about her experience; what if you want her to make some discoveries that she may not make at the time?
Or what if it's impossible for your personality to record things every single second? She may not have had a moment. Perhaps, instead of posting journal posts, she could instead look back from a certain point of view and write about an important period in her being.
That can be a good alternativ to the novel in the journal. The novel in a journal is suitable for narration instead of showing. Consider how you could have posted a journal post as an anxious teenager. Though it is good to tell something in a novel in a journal, you really have to involve moments and dialogues.
If you write a novel in a journal, you always have to follow the line of making it appear like a journal and still make it a gripping one. Do you need more help with your novel in work?