Five tips how to write a book
Five tips how to write a book: Anyone can write a book, but it doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. Writing a book is time-consuming; it requires a lot of discipline, skill, patience, and practice. I started writing at sixteen and I didn’t know what the show vs tell was, the plotting, how to write a flashback and so on.
When I finished my third unpublished manuscript, I was excited and nothing beats that feeling. I was doing NaNoWriMo at the time, and one of my fellow writers, suggested I speak to her friend, who’s a published author and editor. I sent the manuscript to her hoping, she’ll tell me how much she’ll love it. Wrong. What I got was harsh but constructive criticism from her. She pointed out I had backstory in the first chapter, a lot telling instead showing, etc. I wanted to die and thought of giving up. She suggested I read books about the craft. Sending my MS to her was learning crave for me.
So how do you write a book?
Here a few books to read if you thinking about writing.
How to write a damn good novel by James Frey
Outlining your novel by K.M Wieland
Structuring your novel by K.M Wieland
Writing active Setting by Mary Buckham
Rivet your readers with deep point of view by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
How to write dazzling dialogue by James Scott bell
Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell.
On writing by Stephen King
There are more books about the craft of writing a book, but in opinion, if you start with those you’ll have the basics covered.
Five tips how to write a book: Join Facebook groups.
I haven’t joined any writer’s groups until recently but it proved to be the most helpful. People in those groups are in the same boat as you are. Either planning to write a book or wrote a book, and published authors. They offer feedback or any help you’ll require. I’ve had a lot of encouragement (and criticism) from the writing community. I found my editor through those groups so head over to Facebook; go to search button and type “writers groups” and start making connections.
Finding your voice.
The what? Yes, writers have a voice. JK Rowling has her voice and Stephen King has his own voice. Your voice is how you are going to tell the story. Finding your voice will take time and practice it will not come overnight.
Find your writer space and time
Your writer space is where you are going to write. Is it on a desk in your study or in bed? Find a comfortable place that works for you, and set a time to write. It can be half an hour or two hours see how you are going to fit writing into your timetable.
And the last tip in Five tips on how to write a book I know it sounds scary but writing is fun and rewarding so butt on the chair
and start cracking.