Tips to Start Writing a novelWriting a novel
It' s a deep answer to the question of how to create great books for children and young adults. To put it briefly, these six "Ps" are designed to help you create a novel that will satisfy and delight you and your readers: Development of a purpose. Which findings or experience would you like to pass on to your readership? What should the text be like and how should the reader experience it?
Make a lead who wants something and goes after it. The wish of a person is the best possible storyline for a novel, because he will get the bets (will our heroine get what she wants?), the act (what will she do to make it happen?) and the story telling suspense (can she get over the hurdles on her way to reach her goal?).
Concentrate your plots on decisions and outcomes. While chasing her wish, the main character should encounter barriers that generate tensions as big as antagonists or as small as a misguided text-messages. It will be repeated again and again, and our heroine learns more and more about herself and her life until the novel reaches its apex.
Make your prose according to your wishes. Like best-selling author Kristin Cashore puts it:
"Adapt your typing to the feelings you want to convey to the readers. Find out a design that works for you and then type on a regular basis (it doesn't have to be every day) until you have a first one.
It' s completely natural and usually comes from insincerity, disorientation or fear: you don't tell the honest story about your character or their situations, you either have a sense of the novel or never found it, or you're afraid of being condemned, or you judge yourself in every line.
Allow yourself to spell poorly; you have enough free space to edit this text, and no one needs to see the text if you don't try to make it public! As you draw, for your own enjoyment, write: tell yourself the tale you've always wanted to listen to, with personalities you worship and who live in a real life you've made up.
Write great novels for children and young adults' (W. W. W. Norton). In the daytime she is executive publisher at Arthur A. Levine Boks, an impression of Scholastic Inc. where she worked as continuation publisher for the last two volumes of the Harry Potter family.