How To Write A Novel Outline – Writing A Book Outline

How To Outline A Story Or Novel

For this post, I chose a video that explains how to outline a story. Some authors miss out on this important step and try to just write by the seat of their pants. It can work (John Grisham did it) but for most of us mere mortal writers, planning the structure of our novel with a clear outline is vital to it’s flow and success. How To Outline A Story – 3 Acts : 9 Blocks : 27 Chapters Hello – different kind of video today. This is a computer screen recording, so I didn’t have to brush my hair, […]

How To Write A Good Screenplay

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Writing a movie script is one thing, but knowing how to write a good screenplay is a horse of a different colour. It isn’t enough to know all about the mechanics of formatting correctly, or even throwing in some sharp dialogue (or so you think!) Let’s agree that a good screenplay is one that sells and leads to a commercially successful movie. What makes a script good? What are the magic ingredients? How do these great screenwriters get their inspiration? There is no magic, except the kind generated by dedication and hard work. If you wait around, looking out of […]

How To Write A Scene In A Novel

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The famous Snowflake Method of writing a novel focuses on expansion of seed ideas and continuously writing more and more sentences around events that occur in a novel. Moving up from the well-crafted sentence and paragraph level, we have scenes or chapters. Knowing how to write a scene in a novel is fundamental to the craft of fiction writing. Each scene represents a mini-story, intended to build the plot and create a coherent story. Scenes help to control the flow of a novel, sometimes fast and exciting, other times slower, which serves to balance the narrative. Of course, the word […]

How To Write Fictional Stories With Reader Appeal

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Hi – I’m Anna Yeatts for Flash Fiction Online and thanks for tuning in for ’13 tips for Writing flash Fiction’ or ‘Insider Tricks to Writing Insanely Short Stories’. I want to focus on some fundamental tips for writing flash fiction ’cause it ain’t easy getting out of the slush pile and onto an editor’s desk. These tips will teach you how. For flash fiction online stories must be between 500 and a thousand words. Those are some tight restrictions and that’s not a lot of space for your story, but as Shakespeare said, ‘brevity is the soul of wit’. […]

Tips On How To Write A Novel The Right Way

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Greetings. My name is Carol Denbow and I’m the author of six books, including ‘A Book Inside, How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your Story’. I’m also the editor of more than 10 websites online to help first-time and seasoned authors write and publish and market their books… I’m not a publisher and I’m not here to sell you anything. I’m just simply here to help you keep your writing goals. Okay, so whether you’re writing a book for your personal use, for family and friends, or a book for resale, I try to help you get started. Today, my […]

I Want To Write A Book. Where Do I Start?

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Everyone has, at one time or another, thought about writing a book – it’s quite common. If you do want to write the book that’s waiting inside you, where do you start? This blog is about this exact process. It’s very tempting to just start at the beginning, get writing and ‘let it flow’, but this generally isn’t the best idea. Inspiration is for amateurs: professionals just get to work! Always remember that writing is a craft which can be learned in a structured way. If you wait for inspiration, or that ‘great idea’ before you start writing your novel, […]

How To Create Characters For A Novel – How To Write A Character Analysis

Hi, I’m Rebecca Balcarcel. I can help you write a character analysis. First you need to choose which character your gonna analyze. I suggest you choose a character who changes. If you have to write about FINDING NEMO, the Walt Disney story, you might be tempted to choose Nemo, because, after all, the title has his name in it. He must be the main character. But really, the character who changes the most and who really goes on a journey is the father, Marlin. So he’s the character best suited for a character analysis. So number one: Choose a character […]

What Is The Theme Of A Novel? The Big Idea!

The theme of a story or book is the big idea that flows underneath and throughout the novel’s plot. If the ups and downs of the plot events represents the surface of the sea, then the theme is the undercurrent – unseen, but strong. It needn’t be in the form of a simplistic ‘moral of the tale’, but it can be, if the author so wishes, which brings us to the heart of the matter. The story’s theme is the message the writer wants to get across to his readers. The action, dialogue and plot are the devices he uses […]

How To Write A Good Novel – Outline & Structure

Knowing how to write a good novel brings into play a balanced combination of creativity and structure. The first is inspirational, while the latter hints at craftsmanship. All structures need to be build on solid foundations and the outline for a novel is no different – if they are wobbly, your readers will feel it and the story will suffer for it. New Writers, Like Fools, Rush In Like many aspiring authors, I wrote my first story by the seat of my pants, feeling sure that all would come together as the manuscript progressed. Although I did actually finish (and publish) […]