Writing your first novelWrite your first novel
The first novel, Pentecost. Published later as Stone of Fire
In November 2009, after having written several non-fiction titles, I made the decision to take the plunge into the world of literature. I' ve been restrained by my own mind for years, but I've at last signed up to finish a novel. As these contributions present my trip in chronic order, I sincerely wish that they will help you on your own way to write your first novel.
We learnt day 5 and lessons: my character is kick-butt, I write quickly but bad, I purchased the novel-URL! January, 2010: I aim to complete the novel by the end of 2010. I' m starting to learnt from the pros, starting with James Rollins about typing thrillers. March, 2010: I' m studying to write for high missions like Dr. Who, how to write is more like an up-and-coming piece of art that hacks the rock before it makes it to the smallest detail, and how mind-mapping can really help write a scene.
April, 2010: There is no way to know if I use a prologue, so I research how and when I use prologue, I also keep you updated about the novel advanceat 40,000 words. Mimic your child's minds, listen to the rains, take a course in typing and learn a great deal. of May, 2010: June, 2010: I' m going to complete the novel, have it processed and register it in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in January 2011.
I' m also learning from Scott Sigler how to become a best-selling author for the NY Times. May 2010 I' m deciding what I want in a novel novel as my letter tells me, and I' m finishing my first one! August 2010 I' m getting into the cut and rewrite the whole novel scenery by scenery.
What makes us a reader of literature and why do we do it? I' m also writing the end of Novemberland sharing some advice from professionals on Twitter. octobre 2010 I' m about to hand in my work to my publisher and I' m discovering that it's important to reread your work aloud before you hand it in.
I' m suffering from a trust crunch and I' m talking about what to do if you think your letter is horrible. I' m also willing to launch a marketing-planning and I need the covers to get it going because that' s so important. I' m working with Joel Friedlander, TheBookDesigner.com and we have several voting and 135 commentary opportunities.
Nov 2010 All the voices have arrived and the Pentecost artwork is ready. I' m doing a short videotape with Joel Friedlander, my book designer and we go through the possibilities and talk about why this is a great album. I' m also getting my editorial review from Steve Parolini, the novelist.
I' m reflecting in this paper on what it is like to get the feedback and what the re-writing is like. Décembre 2010 I' ve also made a short movie like the one below, which actually attracted a great deal of interest. I was quite amazed and exhausted and excited during the introductory weeks, so I wrote this tape about how it felt to have your novel out there at last.
I get my first license check for Pentecostand on the same date, the volume fires up to #277 in total at the Kindle Shop. It' 3 month in and it's still on the Religious Fiction & Action Adventure bestsellers list. I am being questioned by publisher Dan Blank about the marketing and publication of a work.
I' m also featured in the Hopkinson Report, a podcasting on how to create, release and promote a sacred story that is killing on Amazon. I' m starting to work at The London Library, which really does help my second novelist Prophecy. JUILY 2012 - Over 40.000 copies of the book sales and I signed with a New Yorker Frahlingen.
Apr 2015 - The first 3 volumes of the serial have been renamed. ARKANE now has 7 volumes available in e-book, printed and audio book format.