How to go about writing a novel?

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  1. dazzlede profile image60
    dazzledeposted 7 years ago

    How to go about writing a novel?

    The idea, the inspiration is there but gets lost mid way..suggestions to make me stay with it and how to generate new idea are requested. And what would you want a novel to be about....I can always incorporate the twists and turns.

  2. rajanrayhan profile image45
    rajanrayhanposted 7 years ago

    Many days ago, I read any novel................................Now no opportunity to go through.......

  3. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    Make an outline. Though I get really bored with the outline and stop writing. It is not what the audience wants to read, it is what you want to write. The author writes and finds out if the audience desires to read their work later. Write out your story. That is all that matters now.

  4. CWanamaker profile image98
    CWanamakerposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, you will need to make an outline listing the main sequence events of the story.  Each of those main events could become a chapter. After those events are defined, your next step in the outline would be to describe sub-events to each of those main event. If you plan on having branching story lines (for future stories), this is where you will want to implement it. After you have clearly defined the main sequence of events, you could probably begin writing pretty easily. You will essentially be filling in the blanks between each event. The amount of detail you include will determine the overall length of the novel.

    You will probably also want to develop a lengthy and detailed biography for each character in the story.  You will want to be able to maintain consistency throughout the book while also being able to clearly define the characters to the readers.   The biographies won't necessarily be included in the book, they will just serve as a guide for you to adhere to as you write.  You could also apply the same process to the setting or settings of the story.

    This is how I would do it at least.

  5. JaydeScott profile image55
    JaydeScottposted 7 years ago

    Visit my free blog jayde-scott.blogspot.com for many tips on how to write without distractions, how to finish a book, how to edit, what readers want, how to market your work and build a reader platform etc.

    Regards,

    Jayde

    p.s.: I'm a published author who struggled for years, unable to finish a novel.

  6. dazzlede profile image60
    dazzledeposted 7 years ago

    Hmmmm...well I have started writing and its coming out pretty exciting and a good read till the last line. Thanks CWanamaker, I really like the idea about writing the biographies of each character. I am sure this will in itself give me an idea about where the story goes. I dont think I can adhere to a story outline so this idea is a blessing in disguise! Afterall the minor characters can always come and go...

    Cheers Guys!

 
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