Write your own novel

Writing your own novel

The things I have learnt from Binge-Writing Nine Bad Novels I' m writing my 10th horrible novel this year. I have never written these books, but I am growing as a novelist and as a person every single day I write one. In November, NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) is a challenging task to write a 50,000 word novel.

Anyone can write a poor novel at any time, but the formal NaNoWriMo Challenge is run by a non-profit organization and an armada of voluntary coaches. You' re only allowed to write your novel in November. For this purpose, a novel is a fictional work with at least 50,000 words (think Of Mice and Men).

You" win" the battle if you publish the novel by the end of the mon. 50,000 words a months is 1,667 a monday. For your convenience, this paper you are listening to is about 1,400 words.) At an approximate writing rate, you could complete your daily rate in an hours time. However, this presupposes that you already know what you will write.

Authors actually need to (a) think about what they are writing, and (b) review Twitter and clear their home for a few lessons before they are willing to write. People who write for a living have practised repressing these instincts, but I write non-fiction for a livelihood and it's still difficult to change courses and go into a novel.

When you are highly motivating and hardworking, it probably will take about two lessons a days to write what you need. These are the ways to gain write time: Find out what will delay your write timeout. You know, your luncheon or nighttime TV could be better. You may need to ask someone to look after the children, or maybe you can write something if you are thinking of bringing your notebook.

You should at least take a notepad with you everywhere, so you can turn accidental downtimes into a few hand-written pages or an overview of the story of your next section. Prepare to write. The three 20-minute periods would serve the purpose if you could already put yourself down to know what you will be writing.

Whenever you are occupied but not write (completing tasks, training), think about what should come next in your history. I' m not sure where that comes from. I had three of the nine years of novel-writing with me in the home for a whole months; for at least two years I was travelling, yet somehow I took the necessary amount of free rein.

Sometimes the only thing that kept me alive was to know that if I said "fuck it" today, I would have to write 3,333 today. By 2015, with seven poor books under my belts, I was writing my first non-fiction work. Like her, I had to write very quickly (three month, research included).

But, unlike these books, this one had to be good. Same way I still texted: I calculated how many words I had to write every single working and working every single working weekend and threw my ass in the stool whenever my timetable said it was write2time. When I struggled for a few hours over the first few chapters, I realised that I couldn't finish every one the first one.

Since then I've written fast and bad sections with memos about what I should fix when I had a while. Quite soon the volume flew with me, and I even had plenty of free rein before the submission of it. I would never have completed every single section if I had pressed to polish it the way I had.

I was fortunate enough to supervise NaNo authors for the first case, and at some point in the first few weeks each of them was complaining about how their stories suck, and they want to begin over, or they want to go back and fix a pothole that results from something they had written a few nights ago.

Revriting could make your first section better, but it won't bring you any nearer to your aim of completing the design of a novel. You' ve also got to stop evaluating your letter at the time. Just shut your eye and still tap the next one. While some authors turn off their monitors so they can't see what they've typed, others vow on Write orDie, a utility that plays poor quality sound when you stop tapping.

The most important thing is that you have to lower your expectation. It' simply impossible to write something as complicated as a novel and make it right the first time. {\Maybe some seasoned writers of novels can, but neither I nor you are seasoned writers of novels. So, if someone asked if a novel that had been composed in a month-long fume of coffee could be good, I replied happily that my novel would of course be horrible!

is you don't even know what your novel is about until you write it. They may think it's a court battle, but then you choose to revive a dull sequence by having your attorney kidnap them, and now she's on a starship and the history of outer space is so much more interesting.

If you stick to your initial plans, you will know your character and your end of the day so well that you can see that the beginning was not quite right. That'?s why you're writing another design. In order for 50,000 words to qualify as a novel, they have to tell a kind of history.

As you can get away with the addition of words in the shape of words and excessively long description of everyday things, you need to finally bring people in and get them to do something. To learn to make a story is probably the greatest thing I have learnt from NaNo, even about how to learn to spend my free and easy writing.

While writing, add things from the first lists (magic, robots), but not things from the second lists (punch-by-punch combat sequences, boats). This will help you think about your favourite tales and character and why you like them. You need a beginning that builds the storyline, a center where a lot of things happen, and an end that holds everything together and makes the whole storyline well read.

I' ve loved to read this huge set of blogs [Update: linked fixed] on three acts, but you can also just take an action from a corpse who doesn't object, like Shakespeare.

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