Top tips for writing a novel:

6) Don’t push your characters around. At every moment, ask yourself, “What would this character do?” “What would happen next?” And be true to the answers. If your character is someone who go to bed and cry quietly after a fight, don’t have her scream and smash things instead just because your plot outline requires it. Don’t force things to happen because you want your novel to go in a specific direction. If you do, your readers will notice the difference. Hemingway said that every writer needed a b.s. detector. Make sure that yours is working overtime. So you have a rebellious character who doesn’t want to take a certain path? In this situation, you have two options. Either fire that character and rewrite your novel with a new one, or choose a different path for your novel.

Leave a comment

Filed under Some advise

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s