Want To Write A Novel?

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I am going through the lessons that I posted for anyone who wants to write prose but does not know where to begin. Most of the writers on PostPoems are poets, but a poet posted on the Message Board "Ideas For A Novel" and got an enormous number of hits - because holding your book in your hands is like the USA dream - it feels like success. To write extended fiction or non-fiction and then receive copies in the mail is th best feeling. Knowing it will be read by 50 or 500,000 or more people is equally exciting.

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You have to start somewhere and the prose exposes are a sharing of several possible ways to get the creative juices flowing. I tried to be as plain spoken and candid as I could to keep interest, yes, but also to get from page into your future prose writer matrices a few guidelines to draw upon while rewriting that first chaptr for the sixteenth time. Yes, that's the way it is, but once you "get it" you never lose it. 

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Write a short story, write a chapter, expand it into a novel and wait for the imagined income to materialize. Most first books do not make the big impact. Yes, Harry Potter was a fluke. The world was ready for escapism and kids ate it up and adults, wondering what the hoopla was about, read it and put it on the big screen. Not your cup of tea - perhaps a good spy novel or my favorite, a good sci-fy adventure. Whatever your taste, there is something out there to read. And, if you really want to get into the spirit of published artwork, it is definitely time to start your novel.

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~Lady A~

 

          

 

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Novel, Korviaaslax, Just Finished

I took my own advice and wrote a novella. Started August 2017, finished today, March 27, 2018. Seven months and it was so much fun. By summer's end it will all be posted on UKAuthors.com but then it will be put on Amozon-Kindle. Writers should be compensated for their work, an old adage that still applies. It's like fishing, you cast hook on a line and see how many fish you catch. The first chapter has been read over 1000 times. I think it was a good test run. Somebody liked it. Wish me well. I never celebrate ending a novel. This is the balloon launching party. Yay! I followed my own advice and wrote a novella. slc