So you want to write a book? Congrats, you and so many other people do. For starters, I'm not going to lie to you, it is going to be hard, but you're here so I can show you tips, tricks, and writing process for sculpting a novel. The techniques that I'm going to show you can be implemented into any novel that you put your mind to.
So, for starters, I'd like to say thanks for check out this essay. I'm Rene R. Solomon, the aspiring author.
Now that the formalities are set, let's dive into the reason you're reading this. I don't intend to waste your time, nor do I want to waste my time so I will be up front with what I'm going to say. I plan on keeping this fair short and to the point, so let's begin. First off, there this question that you might want to ask yourself before you even start? Why the hell do you even want to write a book? There has to be a reason why. You can't just randomly jump up and proclaim: "I'm going to write a book!" There has to be a reason why you'd want to go on such a drooling journey.
Second off, writing a book is stressful. It will drive you to insanity and keep you there until this demon has been slain and had it head mounted on the book shelves all across the world. You will hate yourself at times, I'm not going to lie, and you will want to rip your hair right out of your scalp, but to be honest with you, that's the fun of it all! I will admit, though the task is sadistic at best sometimes, there's nothing more joyous than seeing your characters work their way through a predetermined plot and watch them triumph through the masochistic path that you've so graceful wrote down.
It's an art really, and with that being said, art can't be made instantaneously over night. It takes a lot of time and dedication and endless amounts of energy drinks and coffee until you've come to the point where you've finally made something truly amazing and have something worth showing to the world. I won't lie to you either, just because you follow my process, doesn't mean that you're going to be good. That will be entirely up to you and what you decided to do with your work. I'm not discouraging you in any way, if that's what you're getting off of this, and though I can't control how you interpret words in a passage, I will inform you this: Novel writing is not for everyone, however, anyone can write a book, but it doesn't mean it'll be good. For all I know, my might love my novels, and my friends and family will adore and buy them, yet, the whole world might hate it.
I will advise you before undergoing that you must prepare yourself for a lot of rejection and endless lights of wallowing in your sorrows under your blanket with some random pop-culture song that implements sadness as its motif through out the chorus. There will be times that you want to through your work into the garbage and burn it to a crisp, but what can I say, that's the fun of it all.
So with that friendly warning aside, I come to ask you this, dear reader: Why the hell do you even want to write a book? This is the main question that you need to be asking yourself before you even begin. I've prompted up a short list of questions that might help you find the motivation you need to succeed in this task.
List of example questions:
1. Do you want to motivate someone to lose weight?
2. Do you want to help someone out with your past experiences?
3. Do you want your voice to be heard?
4. Do you want to entertain people?
5. Do you want to be rich?
6. Do you just want bragging rights and gloat around your achievement?
I want you to pick 3 reasons why you want to write a book and then I'd like for you to write them down on some sticky notes and place them right in front of you at your work station. These are going to be your motivation. You will stick by your motivation sticky notes of motivational greatness throughout this process and you will succeed for these reasons.
I wish you good luck and take into consideration deeply the question 'why'.