How to Write a novel OutlineWhat do I do to write a novel?
Outlining a novel
The article begins with an ongoing but unofficial session entitled: Discover the many ways in which we can design a novel, whether you are a trouser cutter or a cut-pen. E.L. Doctrow, quoting about the trial of the letter said: It'?s like being in a drive at day.
One can only see up to the lights, but one does the whole ride like this. Let's take Bobby, a young fictitious figure I just envisioned, and go through the history of our history with our spotlights to see the history. Since we can't just put Bobby into a tale without a fight, let's just toss something at him.
With the small amount of information we've come up with, we could schedule the first few sections with some brain storming tutorials (what-if games, mind-mapping and more) to create a sketch. Keep in mind that we are not trying to plot the whole thing, but just enough to get you started on your work.
When you don't know what the end will look like, that's okay; just type what you can see with your lights now. Section 2- One of these nights, Bobby sees the dogs dig and what looks like a man's bones in the mud. and what looks like bleeding on his foots.
Once you have thought through the first few sections and are happy with the beginning, you can begin to type because you know that you go the farthest with your headlamps (in our case Bobby goes with his parent next door). There is still a loosely formed history in our minds, but there is enough texture that our minds should begin to make choices and make links to our setpoints.
This is where you take all the memos you took during the first letter (e.g. new symbols, changes to settings, name changes) and schedule the next chapter as you see it. Most likely, while you were working on the first few chapter, your mind was already ahead and informing you where the tale wanted to go.
Simply be conscious of where your brain is going and take a note. This does not mean that you have to use everything in your memos, but to write it down will help you get it out of your heads so that you can concentrate on your work. When you have enough flesh for the next few sections, have a seat and restart the game.
Then, wash and re-use until the novel is ready. "You need more detail than just a protagonist and a struggle to organize a story," I listen to folks say - and my response would be.... maybe. There are no regulations in the trade of typing, perhaps just one, and that is..... there are no regulations.
There is nothing you can begin with and begin to write or have the whole novel designed before you put the stylus on the table. And if you think you need more detail, just include it. There were more than just a protagonist and some conflicts we could have begun our listing with.
Of the 4-step schedule for creating a winning history, we go over the four fundamental determinants of each great history. Typing formulae and strategy comes and goes, but there are fundamental historical essentials. These four things should give you enough information to be able to make as much or as little planning as you need to make you happy.
However, to get back to the concept behind the headlamp system, you don't have to know everything to get started with your work. That' an overstated example of a history, but you get the feeling. On the other hand, the spotlight way of designing can be a more sluggish approximation to typing your novel, because of all the hindsight before it goes forward, but when it comes to finishing your novel what it matters how you got there.
For more information on how to sketch a novel, even if you don't consider yourself an outsider, take a look at this article by New York Times bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins. Its mission is to teach those who are not nature's own kind how to sketch their novel.