If you’ve always fancied the idea of writing a story, we’ve got just the thing. We take a look at some common questions, tips, and tricks as we explore how to write a novel.
If you’ve ever tried writing a novel before, you’ll know that it can often seem easy until you actually get to the writing part. Coming up with ideas, scenes, and characters in your head is one thing, but getting them down on paper is quite another. To give you some help (or consolation) during National Novel Writing Month, we delve into how to write a novel.
As well as looking at some step-by-step ideas for writing, we also take a look at some of the considerations and questions to bear in mind as you try and bring your story to life. We also have some tips on planning, as well as some useful methods that novel writers often use.
First things first
Before we begin, it’s worth noting that there is no single ‘best’ way to write Urdu novels. The beauty of writing is that just about anyone can do it, in just about any way they please. This doesn’t necessarily mean that what they produce will be any good, but that’s beside the point.
While we cover a lot of popular advice and several common writing methods in this article, a lot of this will be subjective. It may or may not work for you, and that’s fine. Ultimately, if you want to write, you should do so in a way that suits you.
Why write a novel?
You may have heard the old adage that ‘everyone has a book in them.’ According to the late, great Christopher Hitchens, ‘that, in most cases, is where it should stay.’ The latter point is, of course, somewhat cynical. If you have a novel, screenplay, or song, inside you waiting to be written, you should honor that, even if it’s simply for your own amusement.