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Getting started with a novel: 10 things you can do right away
You' re gonna do a novel? Only make sure you don't type your first phrase. The first book starts with a personality, the second with a picture. The majority of them begin with a history. This usually happens when you' re typing, but still a bit of a feeling for form. For example, suppose you are Suzanne Collins with an notion in your mind about a dystopic universe where children are made to struggle for their lives on TV.
This is the germ of a history, and at this point we don't need any more, but you still have to do it. Put a headline (it can be changed, and it can be as easy as'story') on a piece of empty space (or better yet, on your computer screen) and record what you have.
Maybe you already have a powerful notion, in this case you may have already been writing about it when you sketched your plotter notions. Let us take the concept of a TV show in which teens are supposed to murder each other. Once you write a work with such a hero, it expires as soon as it is designed.
The Hunger Games needs real courage to work, and it is possible that Rue's victory may go too far. Katniss Everdeen's personality, however, strike the right balance. What's more, it's the right combination. Build a realistic looking personality, but with a good dose of excitement about whether she will be able to achieve everything she needs.
Let us assume, however, that your textbook is located in a very normal place like London. Write about the Chelsea of mutual funders? See what gives you a shower of agitation. Wherever your fascinating history, your personality and your environment come together. Back to Suzanne Collins, for example, there's not much left for Katniss when she's just at home, lives her normal lives, chasing and hang out with her whole household.
In this tale, the Frefrison comes when she changes the world and is thrown into the forest to either survive or dy. To understand each of the locations where Collins Heroin finds herself is the keys to the novel's succes. Almost all stories are prompted by a triggering incident. Katniss' case is the time when her older brother, Primrose, is drafted and Katniss has been volunteer.
A normal detective story may be the time a corpse is brought to the attention of the cops. You will probably also have some thoughts for other pivotal events that take place during the novel. A novel by me had a scene in the Welsh highlands during the colder winters of history.
but I knew I had to have it. I knew in that novel that I had to have a sequence in which my character, who works under cover, would be sharing a jail room with one of the evil boys she's chasing.
Again, I had no more than a rough notion of how this would go with anything else, but I didn't care. The two cases I just mention were the moments I knew about before" were the keys to every work. After forgetting other aspects of the story, I trust the reader will still recall the winter-scenery.
Maybe your personality broke her in half. These things are just as important in the emotive scenery of a novel, so make a notes of what you have. Take it down in the same way. Maybe at this point she just writes: "Katniss is winning. It is less accessible, but just as important, you probably know something about the atmosphere of the work.
What about that part of your body you use? Things, which may have a big role in the history you want to tell, but are still an important memory of why you wanted to actually do it. For example, Kew Gardens in Richmond can be seen in Tor Udalls beautiful début A Thousand Paper Birds, in a way that somehow unites the whole work.
It is ( very likely) obvious that you actually have one as you type. If you can make a perfect script without it. When it seems obvious to you to type in the past, then do it. Likewise, if you want to type in the first character, this is probably the right way.
Do this if it seems more personal to be writing in the third party. Use the first one if you have a powerful vote for the other. Other cases, the third party is probably better. Eventually your pivotal nature will come across other human beings and some of these relations will be the pivotal.
No need to know as much about these people as you do about your protagonist, but if you have an image of some of the other protagonists, make a note of what you have, however patchy your thoughts may be at this state. Side actors like Cato and Rue in The Hunger Games also emphasize Katniss' kindness (she is helping Rue, she turns against the sadist Cato).
As a matter of fact, if you've taken a note on all of the above, you've probably only had two or three pages, increasing your chances of completing your first novel by about 500%. Composing a novel is much more than just a good first. There' are a number of abilities, some of which won't appear apparent if you're just getting started.
The most frequent cause for enthusiastic authors to give up half-launched fiction is just that they don't have the technology to cross the usual barriers on the way to the finishing line. I am about to publish my 14th volume and I am still more than anything else.