The fear of the blank word document as you set out to write the master piece that you have wanted to write all your life can be quite daunting.
So where do you start you wonder?
LEARN TO OVERCOME THE. PUBLISHERS REJECTION LETTER.
The best place to start is right where you are, things that are important to keep in mind that make your work great are as follows as follows:-
* your main character/ s never appears full formed rather they are build up like a old masters oil painting, layer upon layer until they take on a life of their own. Neither are their likes, dislikes, passions and emotions fully developed in chapter
1.) When a painter begins he prepares his canvas with great care even before he begins to paint he sketch’s out the image with charcoal or pencil, this same principal aply’s with a writer who works with great care to develop his or her story.
It is very important to do research on what you will write about the other option is something a journalist told me many years ago and that is write about what you know.
If you plan to write a great book of poetry immerse yourself in the works of your favourite poets learn their style phraseology and develop a habit of thinking in their style.
If you are going to write like James Mitchner develop your time line and how you will populate that great epic timeline with characters in your own mind before you write them into the story.
Overcome the fear of the blank page by writing 1000 to 1500 words per day. It is very important to go over your story in your head and what you have written and work on alternatives. This will help you to change the things in your lines that you don’t like and will improve the product of your imagination. Remember that your story is unique and that you can make it a great story with a little work each day.
Do not allow your characters to steal your novel they can develop but do not allow them to rule you.
You are the master they are your creation.
2.) You can write a great novel, it is up to you.
3.) The display of correct emotion and balance in your characters is of the utmost importance an evil landlord cannot do acts of random kindness to the begger just after he has beaten his wife.
A thirteenth century Knight cannot display 21st century morals or thought, neither can a refrigerator appear in 18th century kitchen or a FM radio I’m the mid 1800’s it is simply not acceptable to destroy your great novel with a silly mistake because you did not do your research with silly mistakes.
4.) Have fun enjoy your story enjoy your characters, but most of all have fun.
5.) Begin to sketch your story, do not begin your novel with a full physical description of your books hero gently at first begin to fill in the details.
6.) The wrong way to begin we are told is as follows:-
6.1) don’t begin with a line similarly to “it was a dark and stormy night”
This is however an illustration of how to set the mood.
Remember LIGHT STROKES and slowly build on them.
Do not try and write verse if they do not in some way rhyme, and don’t write about something you are not Fully aware of or without reading all the resources and points of view.
You would not ask a five year old to drive a car. Don’t do the same thing to your novel.
An example of an introduction.
As I sit here in the comfortable sofa chair I inherited from my mother, I reflect upon the time I spent earning my living as an itinerant landscape and portrait painter.
What the above introduction is doing is giving us a background to the story
1.) It tells the reader that my mother is dead
2.) That she has died in the pm last few years.
3) that at one time I was not well off
4.) That I am if an advanced age.
5.) That at one time I earned a living as am artist
6.) That I have certain skills when it comes to the painting of landscapes and portraits.
7.) That I have a good set of observational skills.
8.) That I did a lot of travelling in my youth.
8.) That the weather tonight is not good and that it is winter in the Southern hemisphere and it is most probably raining.
To be continued
For on the morrow a new day we a sail of labour bend and with humanity blend.
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