do you know what you want it to be about
Yes. It's like a girl with only a father. star student. then magic world pops up. this sounds cheesy, but i just dont know how to say this. :)
The thing about starting a book is you have to keep with it. You have to write everyday. Try to make a goal of writing 500 words a day or a page a day. And if you get bored, mix up the plot line. Have some friends or teachers look over it. Make sure you read over what you've written every single day so you can edit and revise it, change some words if you don't like it. It's very easy to get bored while writing, so make a reward for yourself or something. Say if you write 5,000 words then you get to treat yourself to a movie or something like that (unless you're a broke teenager like me!) Keep at it. The biggest thing in writing is consistency. Also, READ ALL THE TIME. I know it sounds weird, but reading will help. It will inspire you to write more and help with your grammar when you see it all written down. You can get ideas from books without plagiarizing. Look at baby names online or in a book somewhere to get ideas for character names. Go to languageisavirus.com Even if you don't write parts in your book everyday, make sure to do a writing prompt or a journal entry to keep it going. Writing something that's bad is better than writing nothing at all. Sorry for such a long response. :)
thanks. i really needed that. I write pretty much every other day, but i guess i could improve. :) I'm actually not sure what i want to write about, soooo that's also gonna be an issue, but i guess that's gonna fall into perfect pieces. (i DO read alot!) thanks tho :D
There are lots of ways to write an easy book that seems like you took forever. The first thing though is to make sure your passionate about writing the book. And you should write about something you really know about unless your making a fiction book. In that case, let your creativity flow out of you. Be creative. If your having problems with coming up with ideas read some books that are like what you want your book to be about and see if you get any ideas. Then after that, go through the writing process... Prewriting, editing and revising, and the publish. I hoped this helps. And good luck on writing your book!
thanks. i am really passionate about this book and i hope i make it!
Just write! Let your imagination flow. I know it's not the most imaginative advice, but it should help. All you need is pen/paper or a computer!
I hope you make it too @LeahJoyWaldner
1. Never be in awe of your own style. 2. Writer's block = writer's indecision. 3. Write anything at first. Francois Sagan said 'I have to write to begin to think.' So do you. 4. Right now, forget about money. It eats imagination. 5. The first page of your first novel is the most important thing you will ever write. 6. Know that you won't win the Booker Prize. Fact: no-one has ever won the Booker Prize apart from Hilary Mantel, and you are not Hilary Mantel. 7. A first draft is the beginning of the end. But the end lasts for ever. 8. It isn't the words you choose to use. It's the words you choose not to use. 9. Adverbs dilute. 10. Raise your effort. Lower your expectations. 11. Ignore discouragement. You'll never know real negativity until you tell people you are writing a novel. The last thing a human who spends their day selling home insurance in an office that smells of egg sandwiches and despair wants to hear is that their old school-friend is going to be an international bestselling author. So ignore them. All of them. Well, except that latter-day Malcolm Bradbury, Katy Perry: 'Make 'em go, oh, oh, oh/ As you shoot across the sky.' 12. The 'track changes' function is the greatest miracle since the wheel. 13. Write as though your mother will never read it. 14. Forget about what you want the book to achieve. Think about what you want the words to achieve. 15. Be ship-shape. An ocean liner might be big, but all the screws need to be tight. Or you end up drowning. So, y'know, observe each sentence as if it was the only one. 16. It's OK to write about people you know if you change the names. 17. If you write about a dog, and the dog dies, you are in trouble. 18. Jeanette Winterson once told me to change the phrase 'epiphanic moment' to 'moment of epiphany'. That is the single greatest piece of advice anyone has ever given me. 19. Write the book you most want to read. That will be the best book you can write. 20. If you write in the first person people will think that the views of that person are your own views. Don't let that stop you writing Hitler's fictional autobiography. I just thought you should know. 21. Read Graham Greene. He infects you with greatness. 22. The hardest bit of writing always comes at the 30,000 word mark. Keep going. After 50,000 the hill slopes in your favour. 23. Read it aloud. You'll notice more mistakes that way. 24. Love is the most important ingredient. Love of words. Of your characters and their flaws. Of truth. You are playing God, but it has to be a loving God. 25. Enjoy it. There is nothing as exciting in this world as roaming the beautiful wilds of the human imagination. There really isn't.
well, i dont think i will be much of an help, but ask malcolmmcswain
he really helped me start my book, and he's self published 2 books already
im still working on my book.