Key writers habits: keep a daily journal, make notes about the things you see/read/think about. What makes them interesting? How do they connect? What patterns do you see? Why do things happen in a particular way? Write practice sketches to a word limit – micro stories or scenes in 50 words only. Be precise, believable. Read as often and as widely as you can, watch movies/tv stories; what makes them appealing?; how/why do (or don’t) they hold your attention? Question everything.
Prepping a novel:
Write lots of brief plot ideas – don’t analyse, just get them onto a page.
Review ideas for common themes and attractiveness.
Consider genre – sci-fi/period drama/soap/comedy/love story/military/fantasy/thriller/etc.
Consider main characters, what drives them, what are their inner conflicts - the things that make them interesting? What features will your readers recognise in themselves or their own imaginations?
Consider setting. Where things happen; mood? What worlds do the characters occupy; how much can the characters influence them?
Point of view (who’s telling the story – you/he/she?). Narrative style. Pace.
Storyboarding. Sequence of events, individual scenes. One continuous story or does it jump back and forwards in time.
i write wen i have a strrong emotion of anythhing cuz i exagerate more. i use my dreams cuz i have the weriodest dreams. and make it up as u go along cuz then it kind of gives u abit of a journey too and u want to kno wat happens in the end too. :)
method?? lol. well i write alot of short stories. usually i do it the view of the person. sometimes i do it in the view of a friend of the main character. just depends on what u feel like doing
I plan the end of the story first, then create a skeleton summary of events leading up to it.
I usually have an idea in my head, so I just start writing and see where it gets me.