How to Draft a novelDesigning a novel
s a huge undertaking to write an entire novel, and you've made it this far.
Like writing a book: 5-design method
Some time ago, a good guy asked me to look at his work. He had drafted a sketch and was not sure what to do afterwards. When I had finished studying it, I learned how to write a textbook with five different designs. It is our concept that authoring a work is a magic procedure that only contains inspirations, but nothing that looks like work.
When you have a work you want to do with the rest of the planet, there is a chance that it needs more of you than you want to give. These are the five designs I use in each of my projects, products or books (including my forthcoming The Art of Work book): It' your first try, as my girlfriend Marion says.
Here you get all your thoughts on hardcopy or onscreen or whatever. Here you have great dreams and swings for the fence. You can see the layout of your projects here. You will then see if what you have said makes good business and you will be able to see if it makes good work.
Throughout the process, from concept to concept, chapters to chapters and sentences to sentences. And now that you have texture, it's primo singing with it. This is where you have to begin to cut and dice and reduce your contents to the essentials. You' been through enough changes to add things, nice things.
It' harsh and hurtful, but so important to make your messages clear and good. According to this design it is prudent to have a whole crew of experts check your work to detect easy mistakes. However, this is the last opportunity to make significant changes to your projects. It is the point at which you decide to put the script in the dustbin (as Stephen King did with Carrie before his woman extracted it) or take the anxiety and move on.
They will never have a "final" design. Sometimes it's just a question of centimeters or even an hour between you and a cut. Once you've done the work, this is the simple part. After all, there is a good chance that you have something good after all the work. After you write this volume, what do you do?
Sure, there are books to publish and promote, maybe even some to travel to talk about. However, don't hesitate to begin your next projects. I am just beginning to learn this lecture as I am finishing a textbook that I am hoping will be a major leap for me, something I have wanted to be writing for three years.
Soon I will begin to write the next volume. I should be. That's just the whole thing. To learn more about the real write making and what to do once you have finished your work, read the following articles: Do you need help to write a work? Look at my free 31-day paperwork.