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Letter 101: Part 1
You always wanted to make a novel. It' evident you have a gift, and everyone thinks you should be writing a novel. This four-part So You Want to World a Novel gives a fundamental survey of the writing processes from sparks to submissions. How did you get your idea?
But the most frequent response is that there' s an idea everywhere. Each and every one of the stories on the shelf began with a shred. This is different for every author and probably for every novel. There is always a glimpse of something that makes you think you can make a tale about it.
Maybe you'll get a glimmer from an already published work. If you could write such a novel, you'd do it a little differently. When you write in the same novel by using characters or place nicknames and settings, your work is fantasy.
A few group use chance predictors to get commodity content. I' m not aware of her history yet, but the current chick is definitely on my think-tank. It is not possible for every single concept to be on its own. To me, the chick on the run is awaiting another clinging brain.
It sometimes requires the crash of several sparkles to supply enough power for a single storyline. Usually these sparkles contain a personality, an image of the major issue he or she is confronted with, and a place, an age or a state. All the form of history can explode in a boom! in their heads and they are willing to taxi.
A lot of people are writing SOTP (seat of the trousers). You' re jumping right off that sparks into history. One advantage of SOTP authors is that they are not getting tired; they are forced to keep writing to find out what happens next. Though this may work for you, but you should know that the way is also liable for much of the bad beginnings where novel writing out for shortage of sense parers.
Even books that have been composed with this methodology usually need much more editing than those that are more methodologically designed, because the author wants to find out which parts really drive the plot and which are not. Against this backdrop, these authors need to anticipate every detail of their stories, as well as the whole storyline of their personalities and their work.
Authors of OCDs explore or make up anything that has a remote way of influencing their work. Unnecessarily to say that this limb is paralyzing and often becomes an alibi not to start writing the tale itself. Here is a sensible check list of things you probably want to have before you start writing:
Who' s the protagonist? Perhaps you don't need many details except male/female, j/old and particular features that are relevant to the history. So what does your personality want to accomplish in this novel? There is no history, if the MC (main actor) wants something, then he goes there and gets it without resistance.
It is not necessary to have a detailled map of the climatic scenery, but a general airstrip is a good notion. You' ll need a target to tell you if it's a happily ever after the MC reaches its target or a disastrous end in which everyone deaths. Where and when does this history take place?
Only to know whether you are writing modern tension, historic romanticism or sci-fi is all that counts until much later. To the SOTP author, you'll probably want to take a few note for a few moments that you think might turn up in time. A frequently suggested way is to use one note card per shot.
In the note card, type a phrase that describes what is happening in the project image (what is the conflict?), who is the point of view nature, and the attitude. When writing your thoughts on note cards, think about whether this sequence will sound like an opening sequence, a medium sequence, or a culminating one.
The length of your sequences and how long you want the novel to be. And of course some authors overwrite their raw design, while others sparingly type and need extra descriptions etc. in the definitive designs. It' harder to make a good guess on your very first novel, but if you have at least 30-50 scenery ideas, you should be somewhere in the baseball stadium.
As soon as you have finished a novel, you will have a better understanding of the method that works for you. Forthcoming article in the Writing 101: So You Want to See Want to Novel range include: Composing a novel, editing a novel and handing in a novel.