Three Keys to Write a Novel

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Written by Frankie Cameron

How easy is it to write a novel? No one was born a writer, but we all can all become one. Writing is not that complicated. Like anything else, it just takes passion, determination, and imagination to get started. In this post, we will discuss three keys to novel writing.

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Following these three keys can help you develop your story:

1. The Ability to Dream and Imagine

When you were little, your imagination probably took you away to places you have never been before. It was easy to dream and imagine things like having superpowers, traveling to strange places, and meeting new people. The possibilities were limitless. Writing a novel is like transcribing your imagination into words.

2. Planning Your Premise

Start with an idea. An asteroid in space. A young orphan needing a home. An evil stepmother. The idea collides with another causing conflict or a problem or fallout to the characters. This sequence of events leads to subsequent events. Brainstorm all the possibilities.

3. Create a Stream of Spontaneous Ideas

Once you brainstorm all the possibilities, let them sink in and absorb them. This is where the avalanche of new ideas starts. The story will direct you instead of you directing it. It will grow organically. Once this happens, writing will become so much easier because you only have to write the story as it plays in your head. Before you know it, you’ll have written five pages.

Final Thoughts

Having confirmed writing skills is not enough to succeed in creative writing. You need to explore your imagination. Do you have any writing tips you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments.


Until next time



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