A Beginner's Guide to Writing a Novel

Written by Rachelle Arlin Credo

No one is born a novel writer. But do you believe that we all haverepparttar capability to be writers? Impossible as it may seem butrepparttar 141259 answer is yes! If we haverepparttar 141260 passion for it and if we strive to make it happen, novelwriting can be as easy as writing ABC. Writing is actually not a very complicated thing. It is just like drawing, painting, and even cooking. It is an art! Your imagination is all that it takes to get it started. What makes it hard is not writing itself but how people make it hard than it really is.

The first key to writing a novel isrepparttar 141261 ability to dream and imagine. Think back to when you were a little child and dreamed. Your imagination took you to places you've never been before. It made you do things you never thought you could do. Having superpowers...being in strange places...the conditions are limitless. Writing a novel is actually imagination translated into words. You close your eyes and let your thoughts drift while creating a web of consequential ideas. Afterwhich, you write them down on paper.

The second key to writing is formulatingrepparttar 141262 premise of your novel. Let's say you'd start with a huge asteroid moving about in space. Then suddenly it collided with another asteroid and instantly created an explosion. Some ofrepparttar 141263 explosion's debris fell down intorepparttar 141264 earth's atmosphere. By accident a person comes in contact with it. These sequence of events could be your initial start in which you let your mind take hold of and run with to producerepparttar 141265 succeeding events.

The third key would be creating a stream of spontaneous ideas. Once you haverepparttar 141266 initial idea, sink down into it and allow yourself to be completely absorbed. Let's say afterrepparttar 141267 person comes in contact withrepparttar 141268 asteroid debris, he gains supernatural powers! And then he notices some new changes in his being, not just physically but also emotionally and psychologically. This is where an avalanche of new ideas start coming in. You will notice that you are no longer directing your story but your story is directing you. That makes writing now so easy. You don't need to analyze anything becauserepparttar 141269 story now starts to play like a movie. All you have to do is put them into words asrepparttar 141270 story plays in your head.

Story and Screenplay Structure

Written by Kal Bishop

Structure is beneficial to creative output in a number of ways. There are at least two types of structure, work processes and frameworks:

a) Work processes such as incremental production produce more output than a "do your best" approach. Writing four pages a day completes a words-on-paper first draft screenplay in one month. A "do your best" or "waiting for inspiration" approach can take months or years.

b) Work processes such as separating creative from critical thinking allowrepparttar build up of large idea pools using creative thinking andrepparttar 141233 reduction of those pools into feasible ideas using critical thinking.

c) Frameworks reduce complex problems into their component intellectual parts. For example, story structure can be reduced to three or four acts or The Hero With A Thousand Faces (Campbell, 1973). Frameworks increase output by reducing complex problems into smaller, more manageable problem solving exercises. In screenwriting, frameworks tellrepparttar 141234 writer where to start, where to finish, what to write and what should be happening at a particular stage ofrepparttar 141235 story.

Additionally, a structured approach improves performance in a number of ways, including:

a) Simply being prolific improves performance. The single best creative product tends to appear at that point inrepparttar 141236 career when creator is being most prolific. Experience refines knowledge and methodology towards optimal levels.

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