How to write a book? How to write a fiction novel step by step?
Although there is a phase prior to the outline, which is when you get your idea and decide on what to write, the secret to start and finish on how to write fiction a novel is to outline it.
This is because outlining means that you are going to know the path you are going to follow from page one to the last page. It is also the secret to (almost) NEVER having a writer’s block.
What is outlining in writing?
Outlining in writing is creating a path from the beginning until the end of the story so you know what you are going to do. This allows you to see the bigger picture.
When you are at the beginning, sometimes you don’t know how it is going to end.
This can ruin your message.
Outlining allows you to see your whole story from the beginning until the end, scene by scene, so you can know what to write, when to write, and create an amazing story that both MAKES sense and PASSES the message you want to pass.
Really, you guys, it makes writing SO MUCH easier, because I KNOW how you feel. There are millions of ideas, plots, subplots, scenes, romantic interests, dragons, adventures, drama, everything that you want to put in your book.
BUT WHEN are you going to put it? IN WHICH scene? How you are going to make it organized enough that you can write everything you want in an AWESOME way that the READER WILL STAY WITH YOU until the end?
I know we write because we want to fulfill our passion, be heard and all these kinds of things. HOWEVER, if you want to be an AUTHOR, you will NEED READERS that actually read your book and enjoy the story.
If you just write everything that you want to write without order or structure, it will be just a confusing mess.
EVEN THOSE WRITERS THAT WRITE IN AN APPARENTLY CONFUSING WAY FOR THE READER KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.