Writing a fiction novel can seem like an overwhelming prospect when you sit down in front of that blank page for the first time. There are so many pieces to the puzzle that you have to figure out: writing believable and compelling characters, developing the plot, managing multiple points of view, writing dialog, and on and on.
Finally, mystery novels are just like puzzles. Make sure that your readers have satisfaction in unravelling the mystery of your story. Give them clues, and situations in your story that will allow them to think that they are part of the story and help solve the mystery.
I know, sounds silly. But if you try Googling your name, you may quickly find that it is very serious. Most people have at least three names, first, middle, and last. You want to find the combination of those names and/or initials least represented in a web search. This will allow people to find articles and websites about you with much less competition from others. For example, I searched for Hugh Thomas and found a well known historical writer by that name listed for pages on end. Then I searched for “J Hugh Thomas” and found no writing competition. Therefore, as a writer I am always J Hugh Thomas.
Just how am I going to accomplish this task, since I have never managed to do it before? After all, wasn’t I the one who signed up for NaNoWriMo two years ago, only to change my mind at the last minute and switch over to their Rebel Writer department so I could write articles instead of a remarried empress read online?
If you get stuck or stop producing, try working with some other writers. This gives you people to talk with about the process of writing. Many non-writers don’t understand that you can’t just make the ideas come, and don’t get why it should be hard to produce. Other writers get this. They will also be able to help you develop and hone ideas.
Along with original work, you need to make it little colorful. It should not be overly simple. The reader wants something that brings grin or smile on face.
If you are a budding writer, find a guide that will help you train yourself in writing novels. Novels need not be too complicated. For as long as your write it clearly and in a way that gets your reader’s attention.