Robb has published six novels in the seven-book series of The End The Book and writes a weekly column for the Omega Letter, visit: Through his studies of the Old and New Testaments and the Quran, he has become convinced that the Biblical story concerning the End Times may really be near. Robb as he weaves a titillating tale of mystery and intrigue that Hollywood has tried but failed to produce, a story that will keep the reader on the edge of his seat, until The End.
Three months ago I started writing a memoir. This story has been hiding in my brain for the last decade, percolating without me knowing it. Long story short, back in middle school I started dating a guy and it turned into a seven-year, mildly abusive relationship.
A decade after it ended, I realized the microscopic hooks that found their way into my veins so long ago were still part of me today.
Three months ago, I woke up. Do I start at the beginning of the story and end at the end? Should the book be a series of flashbacks? Do I write the last page first? Do I transcribe my journals? Or do I just sit down and start with whatever comes out?
But while King helped me understand the importance of daily writing habits and slaughtering adverbs, his approach scared me. Apparently King just sits at his desk and starts telling the story, a story with characters who magically write themselves, a story that simply takes on a life of its own, beginning to end.
I sat down and tried to write the first scene of my story. Two problems promptly ugh, adverb, sorry presented themselves: My first attempt was horrible. I started writing about the day Tom not his real name, of course and I met. What tumbled out was a list of actions: Someone dared us to kiss.
I should definitely never write books and should probably just push papers for the rest of forever.
Copy someone else What I wanted to know was how to write well. How to structure my story. Not just the book, but a paragraph. So what if I just copied someone else? I opened the first page of one of my favorite memoirs, Eat, Pray, Love.
Lucky for me, the first scene was about a kiss. Oh, but there are so many reasons why this would be a terrible idea. To begin with, Giovanni is ten years younger than I am, and — like most Italian guys in their twenties — he still lives with his mother.
I was sinking into the couch, surrounded by an array of other sweaty thirteen-year-olds, tugging at my shapeless T-shirt, praying someone would dare him to kiss me. It was just getting dark outside, the floor-to-ceiling windows, curtain-less, making me feel like we were alone, tension rising, in a cave.
I felt instant relief. A headspace where I could more easily capture tone and rhythm and sensation. A headspace I trusted to tell my story.
For weeks I did this, religiously opening my favorite books and copying their structure. It they started with an action, i. Copying other writers only lasted a few minutes before I found myself mid-rampage, tearing through my story, able to tap into my own style.
I took it story by story, memory by memory. Create a to-do list and use helpful tools At the beginning, I was using Evernote to create a new note for every memory.
After while though, my brain scattered.Start with Enough Story. The first rule of writing a book series is having enough content to justify more than one book.
Even if you plan to write an expansive multi-book series, editing is still your best friend. You write a book by deciding first what you’re going to write and how you’re going to write it. Staying motivated: Once you start writing, you will face self-doubt .
Oct 02, · How to Start Writing a Book: 9 Steps to Becoming an Author October 2, by Kasia Mikoluk Writing a book is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you will ever plombier-nemours.com: Kasia Mikoluk.
With each book you write, you’ll learn new skills you didn’t have when you first started. Depending on your publishing process, you can also edit on a series level—improving your earlier books with what you’ve learned from recent ones and seeding details for foreshadowing.
The one idea I have is to begin by writing a children’s book about African folklore as a taster and see where that gets me. The only problem is the current political unrest in Zimbabwe I am not even sure if there any opportunities for that kind of literature.
A big part of learning how to write a series is learning what themes and plot ideas will benefit from expansive treatment. For example, consider the film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.
R. R. Tolkien.