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Posts tagged “Writing a novella

How to write a novel | creating a mood

Junction 10 M6 Motorway

If you’re following my blogs about writing a novel, you’ll know my story is about Nick. His parents were killed in a car crash in America and  he went on a road trip in a camper can. He met Lily on his travels and they have formed a love-hate relationship.



How to write a novel: narration and dialogue

Junction 10 M6 Motorway

If you are following my story, you will know it’s about the love-hate relationship between Nick and Lily. Nick is typically English and reserved; Lily is typically American and extrovert. Nick’s parents were killed in an accident, he felt alone and set off in a camper van to tour England. He didn’t get very  far before he met Lily.


How to write a novel |Making a start

Oak House 099

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…)