5 basics to start writing a novel or a book

May 28, 2020

First of all, I consider that writing is a very personal process, where each one discovers the elements that work best for them. Making that clear, it seemed to me that it might be useful to leave you some tips that help me when writing and that may also work for you.

Where to start writing?

In my case, I used to use Word as a writing tool, since on paper it is impossible for me to write a novel because I need to erase over and over again and even fast forward before my ideas fade away. However, I discovered a program called Scrivener, which allowed me to organize my stories in an incredible way and fascinated me. Not only can you write, but it also allows you to open sections to capture your characters, using images and cards that helped me better develop personalities. It’s not difficult to use, it’s just that it has quite a few tools and I’m still learning how to use them.

How to start with a novel?

When I have ideas to start a novel, the first thing I do is write them down, trying to give them a chronological order. Usually, I always have an idea of what the ending will be like (so I know where I want to go). The most important thing is that those occurrences you have are not lost. Try to write them down so you don’t forget them. Personally I use a notebook especially to write down everything that occurs to me and then on the computer I give them a development.

Corrections and edits

Don’t think so much while writing. Try to focus on what your imagination says and let yourself go. Corrections can be made upon completion. In my case I do them before finishing a chapter. In addition, if you are not able to work on your own novel but you want it to complete it within a short period of time, then you can consider the best ghostwriting services. It will allow you to stay as the real author of the book without spending any efforts writing it.

How to get inspired?

The theme of inspiration is even more personal. It inspires me from a book, a series, a movie, feelings, to people or situations that I see on the street. By that I mean what, I find inspiration everywhere. Music is also an essential element (at least for me) when it comes to inspiring me. I love music and it has happened to me millions of times that hearing a song develops a story in my head. Spotify playlists are always a great help.

How to create your characters?

It is important to give them a name and in my case, I need to give them a physical image. I like to meet new actresses / actors all the time, I do a lot of research on the internet and their physical features also inspire me. It is important that each one has a personality that differentiates them from the others. In my case, who write novels based on the real world, I seek that the characters are entirely human, have weaknesses, strengths, virtues and defects.

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