How to Write a Novel – 5 Basic Novel Writing Basics

novel writing basics

If you want to write a novel, there is something magical about revealing to people that you’re a writer. Most of us get a somewhat sceptical look and ask how long you’ve been writing. The fact is, I’ve been writing for almost fifteen years and still keep getting requests from other writers for interviews.

I have two published books, my first novel-writing adventure lasted just seven weeks, and the second for just six months. So, I’d like to believe I’ve learned a great deal with both books and would like to share some useful tips with you.

The first thing I did was to read every single article on how to write a novel or any book for that matter. Reading through everything helped me gain perspective on my writing process. I realized that I was just writing to entertain myself, but I had a knack for getting things right, especially when it came to plots and characters.

Characters and Plot

After that, I also did some research on my characters. Your characters must be well developed because your readers will need to believe in them. That is what keeps the readers coming back to read more of your work. So, I spent a lot of time thinking about my characters.

When it comes to plot development, it’s very important to use your imagination, as it is what will make your novel stand out from the crowd. It is very easy to create a well-developed plot with only the barest details. Once you get the hang of the whole process, you’ll be able to write a complete plot in just a couple of days.


As a writer, I am always thinking of new ways to improve my writing. I try to read up on different techniques that will help me to reach a higher level of skill and creativity. That way, I can write a better book. For example, I use “choreographed actions” to help me get a good flow going in my story.

novel writing basics

Here’s a good idea: when you’re planning an action sequence, you start with a good idea of how your characters will react to the situation. Then, you take action towards those ideas and create scenes and dialogue that make sense within the story and move your characters from one point to another.

Improving Skills

Novel writing is an art form. It takes years to perfect and master, but with the proper training and guidance, anyone can write a novel. You don’t have to be a writer to write a good novel. I hope that this article can help you achieve the same success.

Here are some basic tips to help you improve your skills and start writing your first novel. This is by no means all of them; they’re just the basics to get you started on the right track. I will tell you where you can find all of the information you need to succeed in your novel writing.

Learn about the plot. If you want to be a good writer, you need to understand how your story flows, from beginning to end. It’s best if you start with the beginning part so that you can focus on developing it before going on to the middle and finally the ending. It’s also best to learn how to plot based on your character.

Learn about characters. How would your character react to the things that happen in the story? Who are their primary motivations and what makes them tick? These are the questions that will drive your character and give you clues about their character.

Learn about world-building. If you want your book to be unique, you need to be creative in how you use the world in which you put your characters. You should create your world and make a story out of it. Also, be sure that you do not deviate from established rules and conventions.