Trying to Write a BookTry to write a book
There are five things not to do when you try to compose your first novel
When your mind is that of a novelist, writing is not a luxurious but a need. As many beginners you can be overcome with the making of a novel. They are often advised by practicians to "write every day". It is great if these work for you, but don't insult yourself if you are inclined to occasionally and accidentally use them.
Stephen King was cited in Jill Krementz's The Writer's Desk as not taking a note, not outlining and tending to simply "wave". In my own personal experiences, these small pieces of scrap metal or small bits of digitized data result in plotter suggestions, personality profile and dialogues.
There was a large briefcase of such materials when I started working on the first design of Watering the Spoiler. Teachers will tell you to use almost the same amount of reading as you do. They have to be able to see, listen, watch and soak your surroundings like a novelist.
I remembered that the most important prerequisite for any kind of imaginative letter could be the response to this one. You' ll relive the spelled words once you've tried them. Compounds of other people's tales, actions and personalities spark off an epiphany and arouse emotion in our own unconscious where the best tales are created.
However, when looking at the work of another author, the general copyrights are to be observed. Do not lawfully copy any amount of another's letter and call it your own. If an author lends small amounts, but also uses the same subject or size or follows the design of the printout, he or she may conflict with copyrights.
When you are just following your inspiration and free thoughts coming from the suggestion of someone else's writing, you should note this fact in your memos so that you don't wonder if a particular paragraph was a synopsis or phrase when you sort through a different batch a few month later. There is a river of nature - conflicts, dissolution, love and dislike - that makes for interesting people.
This charm is the core of lasting elegance, just as the challenge a person takes on in a narrative can graciously demonstrate the power of persuasion. If you are a novel writer, you will advertise for a dispute at any stage of the composition proces. I' ve listened to many authors say that well-done personalities you've really gotten to know will actually tell their stories.
A lot of people have spoken about the "voyeuristic" part of the author. I didn't really believe it when I began to write it. More and more of my thoughts and writings about the personalities I had made, and the more I "observed" them in my head, the more they became voices and informed me when I had made a mistake in the narrative of theirs.
But when I chose to really pursue the approach that a figure seemed to dictate, the plot became much more real and interesting. I have my protagonist "decide" against the general saying in Waring the Spider, for example, how to deal with an intrusion.
Everybody needs an editorial staff, even the most knowledgeable and experience authors. Browse any number of on-line resources such as preeditors and editors: http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/index.htm. To write is not just to put words on a piece of hard copy. Good authors must acquire a capacity for artful judgement - the capacity to tell whether a section has "legs" or not.
A good letter does not occur with the first design and cannot occur with the second or third. In Bird by Bird Anne Lamott wrote: "Almost all good writings begin with horrible initial work. "If you are meant to be a novelist, you will have a need to speak with words, no matter what the result.