Tips On How To Write A Novel

Writing a novel can seem like an insurmountable task. I know that when I first started writing, it felt like there was so much to learn and do before I could even get anywhere near the end of my story. But once you break it all down into manageable pieces, you’ll find that your story will come together more easily than you may have thought.

This blog post is going to give some tips on how to write a novel for aspiring authors. Whether you want to add suspense, flesh out your characters, or make sure every plot will make the readers feel a certain emotion, here are some easy-to-follow tips to help you:

Know the genre of your novel.

If you plan to write a romance novel, the readers will expect certain things to happen, and they’ll want your protagonist and their love interest to get together eventually. If you’re going for suspense, then there should be more of an element where the protagonist is always in danger of running from something–a car crash at the end of every chapter with shadowy figures following them down dark streets or being chased in the forest and it’s dark. Knowing what genre you will help guide how much time you spend developing each part of your story. This will also help you start your creative process in thinking about the plots of the story, the characters, and the small details like props. 

Create an outline of your novel before you start writing it.

You can start by creating an outline for your story before starting any chapters; this will help guide how much time you spend developing each part of your story. This also helps you to be able to create a synopsis before you can write the details. Outline your book with at least one sentence per chapter about what happens in each chapter. The more detailed an outline, the easier it’ll be later on when writing since this provides direction and focus for all future developments in the story. Having an outline will make it easier to think of plots for the different parts of the novel, and it can also help you identify the characters you want for your novel. The creative process in thinking about novels is critical, and it will help if you have an outline before starting writing your novel. You can then start by creating a plot for your story before any chapters; this also helps guide how much time you spend developing each part of your story. Having an outline or character list for your novel will brainstorm ideas more easily and then organize them. Creating outlines/storyboards beforehand will definitely save you from wasting paper. 

Create a list of the main characters and their personalities.


– sidekick (a close friend or confidant) 

– the villain

– antagonist(s)/villainous forces that oppose the protagonist and create conflict in the story. The antagonistic forces can be other people, circumstances, fate, society as a whole, etc. 

– supporting characters: hero’s helpers who aid him/her on his quest to part of succeeding; these are usually friends or family members, but sometimes they might come from different cultures with magical gifts or amazing skills, for example, fairies or skilled hunters that can hunt deers blindfolded using recurve bows. Supporting characters also include anyone else important to the plot, such as mentors, the love interests of the heroine, and her parents if she has them. They may have their own subplots too! 

When writing a novel, it is essential to describe their personalities to your readers and make details support their characters that they may seem to be real in the readers’ imaginations. For example, if the protagonist is a hunter, you should write somewhere that he uses compact bows in different scenes. The same thing also if you will write a novel that is non-fiction, ask yourself if what can make your characters realistic. 

Brainstorm possible plot twists, obstacles, and conflicts for each character and prepare them in advance.

You can write your ideas for your possible plot twists, obstacles, and conflicts for each character in the outline you’ve created so it will be organized. Make a list of the protagonist’s personality traits. How is a conflict between primary & secondary person positive or negative? What are their motivations/reasons why they want something badly enough to conflict with other people with conflicting motives? This step will help you create the narratives that can shape your novel’s overall story.

Write one sentence at a time and revise as needed.

Once you’ve identified the genre of the novel that you want to write, the outline, and the novel’s plots, you’re good to go and start the writing process. Don’t be overwhelmed or pressured to write. 

If you have some time, look over author’s blogs like Stephen King or someone else who has been successful at being an author and learn from them to write one sentence at a time and revise when needed. Don’t be afraid to start with just a few sentences or even one sentence per day if you’re struggling to get started. Draft scenes from beginning to end first without worrying about grammar or spelling – get words down! It takes time before everything falls into its place. Once it does, you can then revise it. If you have trouble coming up with ideas, try doing something new every day, like reading a different genre book or going online for inspiration. Know when to take breaks, but try not to do it too often. Remember that you’re writing for yourself, not anyone else. Don’t rush; take your time when writing.

Writing a novel is an incredible journey that will take you to the deepest and most profound parts of your imagination. If you’ve been wanting to write one but haven’t started yet, do it now! The journey can be daunting at first, with so many decisions about the genre, plot twists, characters, etc., but we’re here to help make this process easier for you. We have simple tips on getting started and what steps are needed for your story idea to come alive on paper (or digitally). So if writing has been something that’s always fascinated you from afar and never taken the leap – don’t wait any longer. You may find yourself surprised by just how much fun it really is when given a chance!