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    HELP! Troubles with New Novel

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by S-wo, Jan 4, 2009.

    So after I had finished writing my first novel in the early part of last year, I thought I would take a seventh month break and then start on my next novel. I don't have any problems really with plot creation since I created the idea for this story when I was in the eighth grade. So far I have written the prologue and two and a half pages of the first chapter. My problem here is that I'm writing a psychological thriller. With my last novel in the category of fantasy/ science fiction, it came along quite easily as I had over a decade of reading fantasy books, playing fantasy and science fiction video games, and watching science fiction cartoons and movies.

    I really have no experience in the psycho genre, but I do want to dwell in it. I had a few people recommend some novels in the genre to me, but due to something stupid I did in the past, I am no longer able to check out books in the local library. I'm starting to ponder now if I should instead work on the sequel to my last novel or write another fantasy idea I had. Someone please lend me your advice.





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    Okay, I read through your OP and I want to know if you have a specific and/or focused question that we could help with. It might be my own ditziness, but I am confused:redface:
     
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    So you're asking whether to: work on the sequel for the 1st novel you wrote; write a new fantasy novel; or keep going on the psychological thriller.

    I would say do any of the above except that last one. You're having a hard time with it, so maybe drop it and go work on the sequel or start a brand new fantasy novel.
     
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    Oh:eek: I second Marina.

    I would only disagree if you're attacking it fromt he storyline and not its genre. It's one thing if you're trying to write something you can't; it's another thing if you happen to write something you didn't know you could.
     
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    I don't really think that it's not in my ability to write the psycho thriller, I probably just need a little more inspiration first before I write it. I'm starting to think maybe I should work on that sequel I could probably write about seven pages of it now, but I'm still unsure, I was planning to write the psycho thriller now.
     
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    That's what I mean. If you're so unsure about venturing into the new territory, then put it off for awhile and go to a thrift store or garage sale and read up on the genre.
     
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    that last suggestion was the best... you don't have to rely on free books from the library, to research a new-to-you genre... garage sales and used book stores are an affordable source of all kinds of books...
     
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    Hmm, well I'm not sure about the used books or garage sales either. I'm hit hard from the economy right now with no job, perhaps you could suggest a movie or two? I can get those for free.
     
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    A nickel here, penny there- your couch can furnish a library;)

    And, because I'm very bad at the genre lines, I can't reccomend movies- sorry.
     
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    go here and check search for plot elements to get list of movies that may be what you want: http://www.imdb.com/
     
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    I suggest this, go to another library. Most towns have more then one and that usually do not keep tabs with each other.

    Second to make sure you keep writing I suggest you work on the sequel to your first novel while you research the thriller. Just my two cents.

    A garage sale would help as well, or halfprice books. you can find books there from a little change to a few dollars.

    www.half.com is also a good place to find good books for pennies on the dollar. I hoped this helped.
     

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