How to Draft a novelDesigning a novel
Tips for making a first draft
Making a first design is the simplest thing in the worid for some to do. Equipped with nothing but a crayon and some piece of cardboard, they create a perfect textured sequence in nice fiction without getting into a perspiration. It' frightening because it can be difficult to see a piece of empty piece of hard copy or a computer monitor and fill it with words - many and many of them.
It' magic because you see a part of your novel come to live, like a sequence in a film. Too often writers concentrate on the creepy part. These hints will make sure that creating a first design is always a magic one. But on the other side - and this is the strange thing - when the moment comes to draw the first design, we prefer to do something else than see an empty computer monitor.
Make figurines out of office clamps. The way the intellect is rebelling against work, but once it has worked, it is rebelling just as hard against quitting. Will you describe the bodily act or thoughts racing through the figure's brain? It' important to plan a novel in detail before writing it.
But" in detail" does not mean a full chronicle of everything that is said and done and thought and felt in every individual film. Initially, where you take these short memos and turn them into a vibrant and breathtaking world. Sure, if you get a big line in your mind when writing the design, then just embrace it like the present it is.
If you can't find the right words, it doesn't make any difference - you just block how the storyline develops here, so don't spend your precious little hours looking for the right one. As you do this, the less chunky first designs become.
That a first design does not have to be beautiful reduces a large part of the printing from typing (and thus a large part of the printing from computer parking). When you know that a first design doesn't ring good when you reread it, why would you even take the trouble to do something "great"?
Instead, just type down any words that come to mind, knowing that you can work on them later. As soon as you give yourself the right to spell as poorly as you want, the writer's inhibition stops being a dilemma. Just think of sitting in a congested railway terminal and writing a briefing of the different people who are arriving and departing.
It would be simple, especially if I were to tell you that the qualitiy of the letter is irrelevant. Just watch one of the stowaways and note what he's doing. The dialogue would be even simpler - you just have to get near enough to two persons who have a talk and record what they say.
You' ll look at the different scenarios around you and you' ll take notes of what happens. Imagine the sequence in your mind - more precisely, present it through the lookout point's view. Record what you see - and what you listen to, odour, tastes, thinks, etc. Is it hard to visualise a sequence?
Please take some extra patience to get into the area first. Instead, fill it with the sequence you want to create. If you' re there, open your eye, take your pens and get started on your note. And, please keep in mind, this is not the moment to be worried about the world. Put the scenes on tape, even if it sounded like they were written by an eight-year-old.
The fact that it is intellectually strenuous to write a first design remains even when everything said above is recorded. Nevertheless, to know that typing a sequence in your novel will probably draw you can be enough to take the rest of the days. One of the advantages of the ambition is that you get your novel written in the shortest possible timeframe.
However, the drawback is that you will probably burnout in the first few weeks and relax next weekend - by then your "writing muscle" will have become completely swollen. Drawbacks are that it will take forever to write the first sketch of your novel. The way the intellect is rebelling against work, but once it has worked, it is rebelling just as hard against quitting.
That is, once you find your grooving and the sequence comes to live (in your mind and on paper), you probably won't want to stop at 100 words. You' re writing another 100. But if you have a 100-word goal but are planning to sneak 3,000 words, it won't work.
When I say: "The work of the work of the moment is done", then I speak only about the part of the drawing - the difficult part. Expend the remainder of your free moment to plan what you will do in the near term, or to edit something you have previously designed. It' keeping you in perfect written form. It will satisfy your inner painter who likes the excitement of taking a piece of empty space and fill it with the first one.