How to Write a good novel

Writing a good novel

To write a novel is a creative process, and you never know when a good idea will come to you. Make up your mind. These are some great tips from'book doctor' Philippa Pride. When you write a novel, try to write it in one season (three months). It is not an exact science.

Writing a bestseller - life and lifestyle

It' been over a year since I tried to compose a novel. I' m consuming detective stories - I study them for hints on how to spell the ideal one - and many self-help textbooks about general typing, from Dorothea Brandes inspiring Becoming a Writer to Stephen King's On Driting via Louise Doughty's A Novel in a Year.

All of them are of course distractions from the annoying task of the letter itself: just put one words after the other until chapter arise in a magical way. I sometimes think I should give up, but I have made up my mind that if I could find a way to free my mind to type and repress my inner criticism, I could end this first work.

Philippa Pride, the "book doctor", the writer's trainer, King's UK journalist and something like an authority who comes "into the river". During our meeting Philippa will listen to my issues, then suggest practices and give me tips to free myself. Doing it every day is the only way to make your typing better - or to start it in the first place.

Brende says 15 min. Filipa says seven-minute because it is very accessible, but also enough to make it. Usually I find every pretext not to take a seat, even if it's only for seven mins. As Brande explains: "If you keep failing in this practice, give up the letter. You have more opposition than you want to have.

" Realizing this is a great incentive to start typing. It is a typing treatment to repress this inner censor," says Philippa. It makes me practice, and first I panick about what I'm going to do. However, I' m starting to get relaxed and start to fill page by page with coincidental thoughts, expand my thoughts and start dialog.

"When you write a novel, think about getting some pictures of your history and placing them on a whiteboard or desk as inspiration," says Philippa. One really useful technology for creating new impulses or to test an advanced action is the "what if". If you come up with three different "What if", Philippa proposes, then select the one that offers you the most promise and begin to write.

Well, now that you have thought up a fistful of "What if", try to summarize your story as if it were a flap text on the back of a work. "Envelope is a talk with a readership and the keys to the sale of a book," says Philip. "The letter at the beginning of your text will help you to understand what it's really about and what makes it irresistible.

" Browse to your bookcase and select a range of titles in a similar category to the one you want to use. Filipa also says I should begin to think about a design for a second volume, so all prospective editors see me as an outlay. I' m much more dedicated to my work.

Every diurnal I begin with five free written notes and stay 20 min. with the comedy. Unless otherwise, it's certainly the most prolific thing I've never written in my novel.

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