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 […]

How To Write A Fiction Book – Mode Of Narration

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The next thing I’d like to talk with you about is mode of narration. Mode of narration constitutes an important decision that you’re going to have to make in your writing right up front. That’s basically how you’re going to tell your story, how it’s going to be constructed. Let’s look at mode of narration in detail. It’s composed of three components. The first is point of view or POV. This is basically who’s telling the story. The next is voice. That’s basically how they’re telling the story. And then there’s tense. That’s basically when did the story take place, […]