If you are thinking about writing a novel and you are first time writer, you might be wondering how to get started. There are no hard and fast rules for writing a novel. Therefore, let your imagination run wild and get started. Here are some writing tips for your straight from some of the best novelists.
You’re The Boss
Remember the book is yours. So, start writing with what you are comfortable with. Think about stories that you would enjoy reading and start writing. Do not listen to anyone if they are asking you write in a specific manner. Write your novel the way you would like and while doing so, do not get side-tracked about things that do not fall into your scope of writing. Each person has their own style of writing. Develop your own style and get comfortable with the process of writing. If needed, do some extra research and build your knowledge about the topic you are writing about.
Always write about what you know or what you are very good at. This will help you to be interested in the writing process. in order to acquire more knowledge you could also read books on the same genre and see how other authors have the handled writing process. While doing this, remember not to get influenced about it. Do not try to write something similar and then get mixed up about our character and the character in the other book. Be clear to differentiate between the two. Ensure that whatever you are writing is believable and things that people can relate themselves with. Unless it is fantasy novel, be sure about keeping everything believable.
Identify what kind of novel you are writing. Once you have decided this, it becomes easy to identify what can be written in them. First outline you plot so that you have a plan on what to write. You can add in some plot twists in between after developing the basic plot.
I hope these tips helps you to get started with your writing process. Good Luck with your novel!