Don’t write a story just because you think it might be a bestseller or that it would make Great Aunt Edna proud. Think about the books you love, the ones you really lose yourself in. If those are mysteries, then don’t try to write an historical romance or a quiet literary novel. Let it go and write what is on your mind. Besides, that you do not need to worry about the quality of your writing. I can also suggest you the site where it can edited by the professional writers. HAve you headr about Primewritings site? That would be wise to check it.
- 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.