Many people have a dream of writing a novel and becoming famous. Lots of people have some great ideas in their heads for stories and characters that will entertain many people, and will earn them a lot of money. However, many people don’t start off with much of a plan. Rather, they begin with a lot of enthusiasm and a vague dream of the future. If you want to write a best selling novel, then you’ve got to follow a plan. In this article, you’ll learn the basics of novel writing, so you can get going.
Many people, many more than you would imagine, would love to write a novel. Everybody secretly dreams of being the next best selling novelist and traveling to all the popular TV talk shows. Of course, most people never get there. They never take their dream seriously, and never follow through with specific action. If you want to become a best selling novelist, then you’ve got to avoid the common mistakes that every other would be novelist makes.
If you want to write a best selling novel that will be read and enjoyed by millions of people, then you’ve got to get serious about it. That means you can’t be only fifty percent sure you want to do this. Because so many people secretly wish to write novels, but so few people do, not many people take themselves seriously. If you are to become the successful novelist you know you are capable of becoming, then you’ve got to treat writing your novel like a business. And in this article, you’ll learn exactly how.
Writing a best selling novel is the dream of many, yet very few get started, let alone finish this monumental task. Because you are reading this right now, you are well ahead of the rest of the crowd. The most important thing in any endeavor such as this is determination. In this article, you’ll learn how to keep your motivation high, so you will keep writing, day after day, until you get published.
Many people would love to be a famous novelist. To walk into any book store and see your name right there on the stack of best sellers that everybody is lining up to buy. To go on all the talk shows on TV and get your face known around the world. Of course, there’s a lot that needs to happen to make this dream a reality. There are certain things that can help, as well. And those are the things that you will learn in this article.
Writing a novel is a serious project. If you’ve already started or are planning to start, then congratulations. You’ve done what many people only dream of doing. You’ve shown that you’ve got what it takes to succeed in the area of novel writing. However, writing a novel doesn’t come without certain costs and expectations. Many people find that your relationships with your friends and family can suffer if you aren’t careful. In this article you’ll learn how to keep that from happening.
If it’s a first-person narrative there is unlikely to be a problem. You probably had a clear vision of this character narrating when you first had the idea for the book. With a third-person narrative you have more options open to you. We rarely use the God-like overview of Victorian novelists now. The viewpoint usually narrows down to one specific character, with only a partial view of what is going on. Should it be the chief protagonist? A lesser character who can bear witness to these events, like Lockwood in Wuthering Heights? Although The Writers’ Workshop rightly steers novelists towards a single viewpoint, it is common in children’s books to alternate between two protagonists, often one boy, one girl. This can allow us to know more of the plot than would otherwise be the case.
If you’ve ever attended a workshop or class on how to make your fiction manuscript more marketable, chances are you’ve heard the presenter stress the importance of a first page that grabs the reader’s attention and refuses to let go. I would take this a step further and say that the very first line of the story must be something really special, something that is uniquely yours. This is especially true when one is submitting work to a potential literary agent or editor. Like most aspects of crafting excellent fiction, it’s far easier said than done. What does it mean to say an opening is ‘strong’? What sets a good beginning apart from a mediocre one?
A picture book has large full-colour spreads in which to show your story happening through image after image as we turn the pages, revealing surprises, playing with pace, and enjoying games between text and pictures.
I’ve never been one for categorising, and what you will find is that as many adult adults read Young Adult books as young adults; but you still need to bear in mind a few things if what you are setting out to write is going to be (effectively) a children’s book.