I Want To Write A Novel – Where Do I Start?

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It’s been said that everyone has a novel inside them, and for most people, it should stay there! I think that’s a bit harsh. My own opinion is that you should go for it, whatever ‘it’ is. If you firmly affirm to yourself ‘I want to write a novel’, where do you start? Let me say, right from the beginning, that anyone can do anything they set their mind to, but it’s much more satisfying if you know how to go about it. When it’s a novel or any kind of book you’re considering writing, you should know that it’s […]

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 Begin Writing A Book The Right Way

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Hi everyone – Alexa Donne here and today I am talking all about starting your novel in the right place. Now this is kind of a buzzy phrase that you may have heard, especially if anyone has ever told you, if you’ve heard people tell other writers ‘hmm I think you’re starting your book in the wrong place’. You hear this because it’s really critical to start your book in the right place. Ideally you want to start with a scene that illustrates character, conflict, world and ideally also stakes. Now this is a tall order. There’s a lot to […]

Writing A Novel Outline – A Winning Strategy

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I’ve always wanted to be a writer but when I was younger I thought that a true genius didn’t need to study how to write. In fact, I had this crazy idea that that would be cheating and it didn’t seem like I needed it because I always had ideas for stories. When I was at the university during finals week, when I was supposed to be taking my final, instead I was inspired with this awesome idea for a novel. I wrote it in this white-hot passion of inspiration. It was so awesome. I finished the entire book you […]

Book Ideas For Teenage Writers

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Today we’re going to be talking about creating your very first fictional book. We’re not going to be talking about nonfiction as much as fiction today but you can still use some of the key plot points and some of the key ideas in a non-fiction writing. Let’s hop straight into it with step number one. Step number one it’s simply having an idea. If you don’t have an idea, you don’t have a story. An idea can be as simple as a little boy trying to make ends meet by getting money and having to live in this house […]

How To Make An Outline For A Book – Planning & Structure

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Hi everyone, I’m Stephanie London. Welcome back to my channel. Today’s video is going to be a look at the process that I use when planning to write a book. Now I feel like there’s going to be a lot of information, so I’m probably going to switch this up into two videos. One is going to be looking at the difference between plotting and pantsing, or writing by the seat of your pants, and kind of where I fall between those two things. Also, how that has changed as I’ve written more and more books, and also how plotting […]

How To Write A Novel Outline

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To outline or not outline, that is the question! We hear arguments for and against, and I’m assured that many prominent authors have had great success writing as a ‘Pantser’, that is, writing by the seat of their pants. It could be exciting, I suppose, writing as a stream of conscience, but from my own experience it’s quite easy to write yourself into a corner with no escape in sight. It would seem, for most people, a plan is a definite advantage to their writing. Knowing how to write a novel outline is the first step in creating a story. […]

Ideas On What To Write A Book About – Great Story Ideas

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Do you dream of writing a novel but don’t know where to start because you believe you don’t have any great ideas? If so, then this video is for you. The truth is you do actually have great ideas, but you need to learn how to how to listen to them. It’s important to point out that it’s unrealistic for you to expect these first few ideas to be award-winning. The chances are they probably won’t be and this is perfectly okay. These no so great ideas are something that what happens to everyone and the interesting thing about the […]

Novel Writing Tips For Beginners -The Novel Writing Process

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Most everyone writes according to a process, even if we sometimes don’t realise it! There are a few who seem to write by the seats of their pants (Pantsers), but most of us need a novel writing process to guide us long the way to a successful novel. Probably one of the most valuable novel writing tips for beginners is to follow a structure for outlining and writing. There are many out there, such as the Snowflake Method, and others that have been adapted by writers of all levels to suit their own particular needs and writing style. The first […]

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’. […]