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How to Start and Finish Your Novel - Tutorials

Here is a selection of Novel Writing and Character Tutorials for ideas and thoughts as to how you continue your novel. Have you gotten lost and not been able to finish? - give these ideas a go.

I wish you well in continuing your novel writing process.

Happy Novel Writing......

Tina White is a published writer, living in Australia and currently writing her third novel, editing more and enjoying writing books thoroughly. Her bio and upcoming chapters, novel thoughts and ideas can be found on her DA profile at

Read all about one of those LOVE/HATE characters and a sample chapter "He Made Me Smile"  below -

How to Get Creative Ideas for Your NovelHow to get Creative Ideas for Your Novel - A beginner's guide.
Stuck in a rut with your novel or creative writing? Has it been left unfinished because you ran out of ideas? Is your muse gone?
Here is a few thoughts as to how to get your ideas back, maybe some fresh new thoughts for you.
Have you thought of the following to include in your writing?
Recent places you have visited
Recent people you have met
Art work  you have seen recently
Perhaps you were watching tv and you saw an interesting character there on an add.
Try stopping and doing other types of art work, give it a rest
Try joining a new group or social situation, writing about this
Modify recent dreams to include or write about
Start an ideas journal or start simple poetry for ideas
Google is your friend
Free write - just write and write - see what develops on the page.
Here is some stellar examples from my current novel as to how I used unlikely ideas and dreams to include in my current novel.
You wake up shocked - you
                  Text - He Made Me Smile Sample ChapterHe was like a large teddy bear, all wrapped up in Christmas paper for you. Just when you thought no one cared in the world – there he appeared bounding happy and caring, a gentleman to you.
And he sat there and said such wonderful things  - how smart you were and  "hey look at this" and you could almost guess what his family makeup was. He had a brother for sure, but no sisters. You could tell by his confidence and his smile that it was internally happy. Just everything about him was happiness and deep caring. And you deeply cared back.
You could get lost in his ways – how he worried about you and cared for you and wanted to be there for you in your dire moments.
And you sat there and whispered to him things that you should not really say, softly into his ear, because hey – you had both come from the same background anyway.
20 years of the same stuff it seemed, and jointly between you was a smile and a deep caring that only you two would know.
And you knew instantly,  ev

Novel Character Development - A beginner's guideYou have sat down to write your masterpiece, thoughts on the plot and start have come to mind,
you have made serious plans, perhaps taken time off of work and duties, to create your novel or epic series.
Here I will discuss how I develop characters for my three novels, using the character from my
third instalment "Evan" as an example of idea and thoughts. Using "Evan" to show how my main character was determined, and how you may introduce and determine your own character in your fictional novel or story.
First of all have thoughts about "Who is your character, what does your character value and what type of personality do
they have"
Are they friendly, outgoing, quiet, introverted, perhaps confronting? Do they have particular physical characteristics that you may wish to convey to your audience that adds to their personality? What makes them appealling to continue reading about?
Will you say their name, or will they be a "throw away character" - there to develop your plot, and then disa
                  Introducing Evan - An InterviewEvan and his thoughts.
Even reading it back and editing......I laugh.
"It was the hard nights and liquor, the women and the sex that had taken over his nights now"
"His certificate was there, proving beyond a doubt he knew what he was talking about"
"And he knew from within his tormented soul. This is why he went to college and did what he did. This was it and he darn well better not fuck it up"
An Interview with Evan – My Main Character.
Welcome to our interview, with Evan, starring character in Book 3, Tina White.
"Evan Welcome"
"Hi, we have to make this quick you know"
"Ok Evan – tell us a little about yourself as a character"
"Why do you want to know that?"
"Ah—why not"
"It is a personal question – I was wondering why you were asking that"
"It's an interview"
"Mmmmm – I did not get that bulletin"
"Ok, Evan – what are your hobbies and thoughts"
"Look I care about you, you know and this interview process – I did years of schooling and such – I'm not so sure this interview is for me"

                      How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guideI am often asked - how do you write novels? I am often told by the person asking - so politely -
                                        "It is my dream to write a novel"
                                        "I wish I could write"
                                        "I would love to write my novel on ..."
I let people know I am on my third novel. It is rare to meet a writer, rarely someone who has realised their dream, and who has produced a book. Rarer still to find a published author --- why? it seems so easy.....when you read them.
Many try the

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Black-Sweater Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This can be use full some day XD
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tinaaw Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks - I hope you get info out of it. Tutorials are fun to write.
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