Do you have ideas for a book but don’t know where to start or how to write a novel? Or maybe you’ve written several manuscripts in the past and are looking to standardize your process. Learn how in these 11 easy steps.
Every writer has their own unique brainstorming, planning, and writing process when it comes to the creation of a novel. No one process is “right,” but if you haven’t yet figured out what works best for you or maybe you’ve tried a few different methods but are looking to expand your understanding of the writing process further, here are a few launching points for your next story.
1. Decide what the book is going to be about.
All books start off as an idea—a spark of a story that will eventually lead to a full-fledged book. The first step is to flesh out your idea. Maybe you have the plot, the characters, or the setting visualized in your head. Now, dig deeper and decide what the story will ultimately be about. Is it a futuristic society where people are forced into faction? Is it the journey of many houses vying for the same throne? Is it a wizard trying to find his place in the world and learn what happened to his deceased parents? (Sound familiar?)
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