A popular posts on this blog is how to write a book: Not until you at least spell the first word correctly and turn the caps off. You may even have writers anti-block. I am a surgical RN,and I know nothing about writing a book,but I want to write one related to things that are important and maybe useful to others nothing to do with the medical fieldmy concerns is how to start the book, do i do a outline first or do I just jump in a start writing and organize later,what program should I use on my pc???
This article is part two of How to Write a Book. Figure out how many words you can write a day. NaNoWriMo is wonderful practice for writing everyday. Perhaps you have an insane schedule conceived in the depths of hell and can only write once a week.
Create a story outline. Take what you know about the story and: A note about suspense. But I love a rousing, suspenseful, tale. Begin at the end. When I create an outline for a story I begin at the end. Bob wants the promotion Opportunity: You know Bob has to get caught which means he has to make a mistake.
Further, the detective knows of a poison that would act on the victim in a way consistent with what the coroner told him about the body.
The murderer was counting on the death being put down to natural causes—the victim had a heart condition and the effects of the poison looked like cardiac failure. You get the idea. Because of this you can save a LOT of time.
It can and will change as you write. Even if your outline has gaps it helps to have the bones of the story written down.
A well-defined, concrete, problem is much easier to solve than a nebulous ill-defined one. Give them an initial problem to solve, setbacks, etc. What is the Inciting Incident? What draws the protagonist into the quest? Journey to the Special World: What mini-quest takes the protagonist from the Ordinary World into the Special World of the Adventure?
It should be starkly different from the Ordinary World, inside out and upside down. What challenges does the protagonist have adjusting to the Special World? What crisis compels the protagonist to confront the antagonist at the midpoint? What happens at the confrontation? Does the protagonist win or lose?
Do they acquire any information? Events keep going wrong. All Hope is Lost: What happens at the All Hope is Lost point? Race to the Finish: What happens at the climax? Does the protagonist win and, if so, how? What happens to the major characters? This will just give you the big points, the turning points.
Now we have an outline. Decide how long you want your finished manuscript to be. Now figure out how your story fits into, or onto, your outline. When I think of this step I think of pulling a dress your story over a mannequin the outline.TD: And in the case of this book, you don’t write about children’s books in the same terms that you write about Milton or Shakespeare.
The same goes with, say, a work of military history, or a detective novel.
Xulon Press has become great friends of ours. Aug 15, · PART 2 of How to Write a Book. Tony Robbins, Frank Kern and John Reese on the Most Important Skill of Achievers. 10 steps to writing a book: writing tips (Part 2) The first article in this two-part series shared 50 practical tips for the first five steps of writing a book, Just as you use a plot outline to stay on track and write the whole book, you need a revision plan that will keep you focused.
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