Starting a novel

Begin a novel

If you are planning the structure of your story, start with this no-fail method: Add a minimal background story at the beginning of your story. There are books that start with a character, others with a picture. Who will lead your action? What's your least popular trick?

Getting started with a new right: 5 great hints

However, for those of us who have the ambition to start a novel, I think it really matters how we see the empty side: those of us who find it thrilling - full of possibilities, hopes, even adventures - and those who find it daunting - able to cause blame, fear and even fear.

This is where the January 2013 edition of Writer's Digest comes into play (at the kiosk and now online!). So whether you've been looking for the best piece of good advise on how to begin a novel, look for ways to make a gridlocked design look younger or get your review across the finishing line, this edition is meant to eliminate any bullying until all that's left is the fuss of the blink.

I had such a great time compiling this edition that I wanted to publish some of my favourite hints from the pages here. If you are thinking about the history of your company, begin with this no-fail method: Anything that leads to that door should go to that door. Watch your own novel:

The author Karen Dionne's essay "Weaving a Seamless Backstory" provides this bright spot of insight: In reality, our writers hardly need to know anything about the stories and motivation of our personalities that they will not know in the course of the work. Breaking our storyline to tell the readership something that *started* before* it counteracts exactly what we are trying so hard to achieve: to involve the readership and sweep them into the realm of our novel.

Rather than "write what you know", try to type what you are feeling. Probably the worst[Writing Tip] is to type what you know. What you're feeling is really great advices. Cause if you type what you are feeling, you can widen that - for example, if you are a parent, especially if you are a mom, I wager that you have had an incident in which you lose your child in the shopping center for five seconds.

So, you need to recall the feeling of those five seconds, the complete anxiety and disoriented. One uses what one feels and expands it as much as possible to obtain a kind of authenticy. Those hints are really just the tip of the iceberg of precious information packaged in the January 2013 Writer's Digest.

So, if you like what you're reading here, whether you want to start a novel in 2013 or get it finished, take a look at the remainder of the edition at your favourite kiosk or The Writer's Digest Shop, or just get it right now.

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