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What is the best way to write a novel?

Posted by Antonin Jean on 1 year ago

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Although many people talk about the importance of inspiration, a true professional knows that writing a whole novel fueled only by inspiration is impossible, because it does not last long. What you need is discipline and careful planning. If you already have the main idea of your novel, do the following:
- Develop the main characters, and define the relationships between them.
- Think of the events that will occur in your novel--both caused by the characters and happening on their own; think of what will your main and secondary characters do, and how they will react/respond to what is going on around them.
- Develop a general plan for your novel; try to avoid “filler” chapters. Each chapter should serve the purpose of moving the plot forward.
- Develop a separate plan (not necessarily a detailed one) for each of the chapters. This way you will always know what to write about.
- Set a schedule for yourself. Yes, you don’t need inspiration to write, only discipline.
- Stick to the schedule by all means.
Answered by sshv  on Apr 9, 2016
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