I am proud of my first novel. It isn’t perfect and there are many things I will change when I publish again. I am still proud of it. In Medium fiction makes a fraction of the money, that other articles do. But, this will never deter me. I will always enjoy writing fiction and continue to do it. How else will my imaginary friends get to escape? The characters in my head deserve to see the world. Some people will love them, some will only read my non-fiction articles. I’m fine with that. Everyone has their own tastes. You would never see me pick up a romance novel, for example. Fiction on Medium
Factors to consider when sitting down to write your first novel. When I was very young, I was lucky enough to have a school visit from Michael Rosen. He said something that will stick with me for the rest of my life. To be able to write fiction of any type you need to imagine the story in your head like a movie and then write what you see. It was the first time I realised, that I could write a novel. I could see the characters and action in stories as clear as if I was watching it on a TV screen.
If it doesn’t feel right when you write it, then scrap it. There are several elements that make up a good novel. The main elements you need to consider when planning your novel are: Setting Where are you setting your novel? Is it a fantasy land of which you are designing all elements of or is … Continue reading The Elements of a Successful Novel
All writers enjoy the feeling of completing their first draft. Now the hard work starts. It is suggested that you leave the novel for a week before commencing editing. This allows the process to be fresh in your mind. 1. Write Your First Draft Through your first draft, write. If you can’t think of a word … Continue reading 5 Steps to Effective Editing