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How to write a novel |Making a start

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If you are new to this blog, I am writing a novella, a short novel. My protagonist is Nick whose parents are killed in a tragic accident in America. He sells up and goes on a road trip and meets Lily, a young lady from New England. Then a love-hate relationship forms with emotional and amusing consequences. The beginning of the story is sad and so that will contrast with the funny stuff that comes later. I need an opening, a beginning to the story that will be the sad start to the saga. It is a novella and so it has to be fast paced, no long drawn out narration or dialogue. (more…)