How to Prepare to Write a BookTo prepare for writing a book
Preparing before you start a project
In the last year, just before NaNoWriMo, I have written a number of articles about How to PREPARATE Before Starting a Books. Two types of authors exist: Plotter - guys who design their novel before they start it, and Pants - guys who just tap and let the script evolve the way they want.
I am interested in how the pants-pulling of a textbook would work. Scribble makes typing simpler, quicker and better..... and when I'm going to start posting 50,000 in 30 workingdays for the national novelriting month (Nanowrimo) this November, I need my letter to be all three of those things.
The beginning of a work can be discouraging, but the preparation can make it much simpler. I do many things to get ready for Fierce before the time starts beating 12:01 on Novemberday. In between Sacred Fire and Hunger, I have learnt a few tips, and I will be sharing my method. Do you know that lightbulb instant the first time you have an idea? No.
Your whole day is better, your meal is better, there is a jump in your stride, and that is the only thing you can think about. It' hard to overlook why we like our work. During the development of typing, the aim can vary with the history. I like to scribble what I want to achieve before I begin a work.
I' ll just tap and tap on my books without even considering until I have nothing more to say. This will help me concentrate on my ideas before I start, and when I read them later, I stay concentrated throughout the entire proces. If you are not sure how your books are designed, you can modify your page as your intention, as your books will certainly take different trends than what you initially meant, which is a good thing.
Simply make sure you keep your initial design; it will be enjoyable to review once the design is finished. I think every one of these books needs some research. It is strongly, very, very, very recommendable to finish the research before you start writing if you can. As I was writing Sacred Fire, I made a big paper in which I kept all my research.
Wherever I found a fact, a quotation or a section with useful information, I inserted it together with the resource (website, titles, whatever) into the work. I' ve made many errors in my work. As I was exploring the Holy Fire, I had to look up a small fact from time to time.
Later I would need information that I have already been reading but not saved. I' ve been reading them and taking down my own note. In addition to looking up facts, it is also marvellous to reread these volumes to get into "the Zone" before you start typing. You may need a doze of 3-ring literature if you're going to make historic literature, but believe me, it's all well-worn.
If I loose focus on the aim of the work or my mind, or if it looses its taste, browsing through my research gets me back on the right path. I' m keeping this overview easy. Hungry's design became ten pages. When your silhouette makes you too limited, make it easier.
As I' m writing, I make many changes to the design, but no matter how flexibly you make it, it will always be an important underpinning. A thing I like about a sketch is when I get an idea quicker than I can type the chapter, I can do it. I' ll also describe where there is a hole in the history and mark it in blue so I know I can come back to it later.
At some point you will have to create a summary of your sections anyway. When you' re a bum, you do it after you write your own sections. and I made one for Hunger, and I can't tell you what kind of distinction that makes. To be halfway through my textbook and then ask myself, "So.... where am I going with this?
" An overview in advance assisted in keeping the volume organized and flowing. That is not the same as the contour of number three. Plot Line was the core of the story: Young is bitten by a spreader, young discover superpowers, young save the game. An overview of chapters is a more detailed explanation of how things develop.
These types of outlines list every single move in the work. When there is a time when your personality looks at a forest and thinks about what is going on in your world, you record it. You' ve really got to know your work before you do this, but that's the point. I' ve never done this before, but I' m half done with Fierce's, and I like it.
It'?s so clear in my mind. Now, when I sat down in November to start writing, I could look at my schedule and say: "Today I will be writing about my MC looking at a tree" instead of asking myself what to do next. It is useful to create a map of chapters.
As soon as I am quite sure where a certain sequence should be, I go into a Microsoft Office doc and type everything that is in my mind about the sequence (quotations, pictures etc.), so that I don't miss anything. Sketching your personality is when you are writing everything about your character: his dream, his infancy, his favorite meal, everything.
I' ve got literally a hundred pages of work sheets to help you do this, and I suggest you try a pile to see what works best for you. Charcter work sheets are marvelous - especially in the early days - but they are never enough for me. When I have made my funny work sheets and a good presentation of the story and how the protagonists blend in, I open a workbook.
I' ll just keep writing anything I can think of until the personality comes to life. I' d give anything to go back in history and make a sketch of my Sacred Fire personality. Thought I knew my people because I had written down their ages and colors, but my betas kept asking me about their motives and I couldn't find answers to theirs.
Let us assume that it is October 31 and I already have my story, my research and my sketch characters. If I took a minute to shut my eye and visualise as many detail as possible before I started to write a sequence, I wonder how my typing would be changed. I suspect that this would not only make typing quicker, but also wealthier.
Some of my dear reader wrote a good example: "One thing I did was to help me writing small "attitude profiles". "Similar to profile characters, but summarize all my research on a specific location in one single work. "My books take place in Africa, so it's good for me to look at images, reading description and getting a general feeling for the place.
However, your attitude does not have to be strange for this to work. The last time I wrote my nano books was where I was raised, but I had to think back to my own memory to get a good idea of it. I had so much difficulty last year to write a request for Sacred Fire that I just have to remember that I want to shout.
So, what's your story about? It became clear to me that my work was not as concentrated as it had to be to be on one page. Submitting my request helps me to rework my textbook because it shows me what was really important and what was necessary to step into the background. In order to spare me a great deal of heartache, I have written the request for Fierce before I even began the work.
Pitches are like single-block queries. And you thought it was difficult to summarize your work on one page! You have a great plan for a novel. You' ve written down everything you want to achieve with this work. You have made a short and a detailled draft.
You wrote your request and your bid. Next step: Put everything in a notepad. I' ve only just begun with my Fierce notepad, but I really like it so much that I'm seriously thinking about doing one for Sacred Fire, even though I've already made it. I already enjoy being able to study in my bedroom instead of having to get on the computer when I have to do a paper.
Can' t tell you how much I like to print everything out and have it in my hands; it makes it so much simpler to find things. In ten years' time I will be browsing through the pages and images to see where my inspiration comes from and how my valuable work has evolved, and that will be something very unique.
The 1st of November, from the middle of the night to the next night, I typed 10,000 words. When my finger began to ache at 6,500 words, I began to wonder how many words I had. Then I continued to type and thought to myself: "Holy Cow! Am I really still going to write? So how in the world have I come from working on the Sacred Fire for five years to write 10,000 words in one of them?
It was my brainchild for it ten month ago and I've been frying on it ever since. I began preparing for the script two month ago. Eventually it got dull and I wondered if it would be profitable to write 18,000 words of note.
I' ve never had such a thorough design and I've never been typing quicker in my Iife. In the end I wrote almost exactly the right amount, and in those last words I felt like squeezing out a cloth. I was stupid; as if typing fifty k in a single months makes me such a success!
When you' re a writer, you're doing something astonishing. When you even try Nano, it will help your letter. By winning, you have done a great job that hundreds of thousands of authors desire and only a third of them do.