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i want to write a book but i dont no where to start i have ideas but i dont no how i can make the ideas fit together and how to plan my story
any ideas and tip greatly recieved
Until you've read a decent amount of literature and have a good grasp of the language, you're doomed to failure. I would start there. Read some Hemingway, some Chekhov, some Lovecraft, some Stephen King, etc. Once you have a grasp of a story's structure, you can start writing.
Start by making a few characters, each with their own quirks and back stories. Once you have a reasonable cast, pick one character who you think people will be able to relate to. Flesh out his or her personality some more, and think of a problem that person might need to overcome. Make a few more characters, better than the ones you had originally, and put together a plot, complete with a beginning (exposition), middle (climax), and end (falling action). Just list a few events; those events will become scenes, which will later become paragraphs. Then write about it. Afterward, when you realize how hideously bad your first draft is (as all writers do), rewrite and rearrange it until it works, at which point you may or may not submit it for publication and receive a rejection slip to add to your collection.
It's not that difficult, to be honest. Once you've learned how to write a book, you can work on learning to write a good book. That's the hard part.
Can't believe you used Chekhov and Stephen King in the same sentence....
But besides that, the advice is good...read a lot of great writers and emulate them. Pay attention to how they structure a story, how they develop characters, how they use language. Nothing is more important than style.
cheers people i will take ur advise xx where would u write a book xx
In a public place?
in office ?
any ideas ?
i found there to be a few things that helped me to get started. the first is, as said above, character development. before you can write a character, you have to know who there are. start with your main protagonist or antagonist and then work from there...
music also helps me... a good song or piece of music can set your mood
as to where to write... it HAS to be where you're comfortable... writing in starbucks is NOT cool... i like writing in my bedroom, with music, or if it's nice out, I pull a chair and my laptop into my backyard
hope is helps... best of luck!
Write somewhere where you won't get distracted. Beyond that, it doesn't really matter.
But don't be one of those douchebags who takes their laptop to a cafe to work on their novel.
lol thanks every one xx
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