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4 Ways to Write a Book - wikiHow
There are a lot of ways not to do something. Like the new boat owner a few years ago who was filling up his pleasure craft with fuel for that first time out. Only he mistook the tube meant to hold fishing poles for the gas tank. After completing his work he started up the engine.
The First Rule of Novel-Writing is Don’t Write a Novel
Think about the books you love, the ones you really lose yourself in. It might not be anything genre-specific that you love, but a certain voice, or type of story, or kinds of characters. Write what you love. Do me a favor—right now, today, start a list of all your crazy obsessions, the things that get your heart pumping, that wake you up in the middle of the night. Put it above your desk and use it to guide you, to jumpstart your writing each and every day.
It's important to start a novel off right. Just ask Stephen King — he's published more than sixty books to date, and his taut, intriguing first lines are consistently among the best in the game. How does he pull it off? King tries, at the beginning every novel, to invite the reader into the story — saying "Listen. Come in here.