How to Write Your Novel

Write Your Novel – Half One

My Most popular Methodology

Everybody has a ebook inside them, so the saying goes, and most of those books can be novels. It’s because everybody has at the very least a bit of creativeness, and everybody has had experiences that they’ll use within the story and has met quite a lot of folks they’ll base their fictitious characters on. After all, the older you might be, the better your materials supply can be.

So, how do you go about writing your novel? I’ll describe my most popular methodology on this piece, and in a number of elements, in order to maintain every half simply digestible. It’s, what I might name, a modified John Braine methodology. John Braine was an English novelist who invariably employed a model of this methodology to write down his very profitable novels. I’ve modified the strategy each to swimsuit myself and since nowdays many novels are printed electronically by way of, for instance, Amazon's Kindle.

The very first thing you must do is have some thought of ​​what sort of novel you’ll write. You’ll in all probability base your ebook on the type of books you prefer to learn, or on some expertise you’ve got had, or just on an concept that has all of the sudden come to you. Additionally, in fact, you’ll study numerous elements of writing from the books you learn. If I needed to suggest one ebook through which each facet of excellent writing is to be discovered, it might be the thriller: Longshot, by the British author Dick Francis. Francis set most of his novels within the horse racing neighborhood and, since I’m not very all for horse racing, I’ve solely learn one in every of his books. I learn it simply to see what sort of a author he was, understanding he was very fashionable, however wanting to find what sort of approach he had. And I used to be not disillusioned. This can be a brilliantly written thriller. In truth I might say that each approach of excellent writing is to be discovered on this ebook, in spades: humor, characterization, ploting, pressure, and background are brilliantly carried out. And, above all, the ebook is straightforward to learn.

Give your story a bit of thought earlier than continuing: you may make notes, as I’ve carried out up to now, or preserve the concepts in your head, as I do as of late. Then strive to consider a central character for the story. Simply conjure up a couple of particulars akin to gender, age, how they appear, what they do for a residing, the place they reside (if they’ve a house), and so forth. Don’t worry an excessive amount of about any of those particulars, since, because the story unfolds, lots of them will in all probability must be modified because the character develops in your head. Subsequent, consider the storyline of your ebook. However don’t worry an excessive amount of about this both. This too, will want change and develop as a result of it’s the characters that can drive the plot, and never the storyline that can management the characters.

© Dick Morris 2014

(To be continued.)

Source by Dick G Morris