Many people have asked me how to write a novel since I wrote my first one, Malicious Intent: A Sam Parker Mystery. And to be honest, I really didn’t know how to answer it.
Sure I wrote one, but I’m pretty sure that all writers have their own style, especially if you hadn’t studied another writers process, and I hadn’t. I have always written and as long as I can remember I enjoyed writing stories and I have always had a very good imagination. So writing novels didn’t seem like a foreign for me. I know that’s probably not something you want to hear.
It's not easy, and there is more to it than most people think, but I absolutely love it and with each new book, I'm learning to do it better.
I can say that my second book in my novel series, Malicious Secrets: A Sam Parker Mystery is better than my first, as I have made an effort to learn more about the story telling process and how to create a good one.
But to me, it’s a fun challenge to create an interesting plot and fascinating characters and since I write mysteries, I find it extremely exciting to craft a good story that will keep me interested.
So now, as I plan my latest novel, the third in the Sam Parker Mystery series, I think I can finally offer some tips about how to write a novel. This is just how I do it though, and I don’t believe there is any one way that is right and all others are wrong. Ultimately, you just have to find what works for you.
I recommend these books as the best ones I have read.
Take a look at them and get started putting your plan in action right away!
I hope these tips have helped to answer any questions you have about how to write a novel. Best of luck in your writing adventure!
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