Literary Tip: Some keys to the proper development of the novel


If we focus on the development once it has started writing the best novel, and has a character or another in a conflict, the reader is already interested in history, at least in these first few pages.

It is time that the author begins to develop the story, shaping the conflict and characters.

From that moment the writer has to combine tension with calmness, stillness action . And that dosing information the reader ‘s interest will remain, as will want to continue reading in search of that information. Once the writer has found the start that has placed the character in a conflict, it’s time to continue.

You can not be resolved on the first pages because then you have completed the story.

We must continue and can not be artificially lengthening the narrative, but looking for the way that this conflict is complicated and the character or characters have to continue confronting him.

In addition to bringing the conflict to the reader, the writer must also approach it the characters, the reader to feel close, close.


In a novel not only be a story, there will be more small subplots that help enhance the main, they are serving the main story.

Moreover, it will arrive sometime in the end, but must do so that does not seem forced. Maybe the writer has built a good story, but if it fails in the end, fail the whole story. The outcome is necessarily credible, it must seem natural, and not be predictable nor instructive. It is preferable to avoid the moral. With the end you have to teach the reader, with the end have to close the story.

When the writer begins to write a story, you can not know what will be the end exactly. Yes you know where your story is going, but this is not knowing what will be the final outcome of the conflict.And it is that the stories are becoming as they are created.

Finally, history can not be created thinking all the time in the recipient of creation because it is a personal exercise.



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