Which is more difficult? To begin writing a novel or to finish writing a novel? Why?
I think to start a novel would be a challenge. You would have to start with a plot and then an outline. Once you have started writing it then it should sail smoothly...good luck!
I can't answer as a writer. But as a reader, it seems that many authors find it more difficult to finish a novel. Too many start well, get worse as they proceed, and fall apart at the conclusion. It's like, "sheesh, I have to get this done some way, some day." Or maybe the publisher is breathing down their backs. The same with movies.
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It is dependant on the skills a writer has, some start out great and end badly, and oher start slow and end with a bang, personally it's actually what comes after teh end of a novel that is the most challenging.
Beginning and end, both can be quite challenging in writing a novel, at least for me. Every novel has intro, body and conclusion, just like an essay, right?
Well, for me, writing the body is much easier, as thought processes then are freely floating. I usually get stuck in the beginning. Conclusions are easy as by the time you're writing it, you already know in which direction your story is heading. But hey, this just works for me. For you it might be different
Finishing for me!
Happens every time.
Things 'reality' sets in and I sometime have to go away. I have over 20 unfinished story, it not that I don't know how to end it, it more of how to write the ending itself. Too many options then I end up not wiring any.
I could start a new novel probably every day, but for me ending a novel well is... my Everest. Also at the back of my mind I don't want any story to end.
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