Writing a book tips

So you have your idea for a book? Now what? What should you do with it or where to start? Well for someone who feels overwhelmed by the concept of writing a whole novel the best thing to do is start with breaking down your idea into sections for the book.

Start with a character list, follow up with a general guideline for your main plot to help you stay on track (you can change it anytime as you go along)

Take your time as you divide up your story. You can write a general guideline for each chapter if you like. Or if you want to mix it up in your story I sometimes take some pieces of paper and write different aspects and situations out and throw them into like a bowl. So as you write out story and you feel stuck you can pull one of the pieces of paper from the bowl to give you a hint of where maybe you’d like it to go.

Example being say you are writing a crime book. Write out twenty possible things you might want to add to plot. Such as if you have seriel killer in your book and you get stuck and you draw one of the twenty possible situations from the bowl maybe you said oh I might have the seriel killer meet a partner. That might help get you out of the rut of writers block by putting a slight change up in the plot line.

A book can change anytime it doesn’t have to follow a particular outline you starts at the beginning. You might go from a happy ending to a totally disastrous one. There is no real rules for it besides the general format to follow for page settings, margins, headers and footers. Just have fun with it and enjoy the journey of the characters, dialects, and action/adventure you place in your work of art.

I will likely add another couple posts at some point about more tips thanks for stopping by and take care.


Published by N.K. Sterling

A sibling and daughter to some, a friend to others. As an artist , writer, and dreamer N.K Sterling spends days crafting new creations be it in painting or jewelry making or dabbling in many creative avenues in life from music to sewing has only made Sterling more inspired to keep trying new things. Enjoying a good book by the fire, or an adventurous outing with furry friends is always a go to for this expressive soul. Writing has been a passion since the age of twelve and the associate's degree in liberal arts has only help expand this creative mind for future endeavors while currently living in the southern USA.

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