How to write a book – the basics
The first step to writing a book is to think of a story line. This needs to be something that can be sustained for 50 000 or more words. In arial size 11 (in word) this is around 80, or so, of text.
Once you are convinced about your overall plot you need to break it down. Look at what is going to happen in each chapter.
Tip: It is a good idea to try and end chapters on a cliffhanger. This will drive readers forward so that they will not want to stop reading.
When you have plotted out your book, you can take a look at the main character or characters. Create a fact sheet about each character, look at how they react to the different situation that you are going to put them in. For more info on characters see my blog post on creating a good character
Add the character information to your plot and you have the basis for a book.
Tip: Language is vital when you write. Make sure that your spelling and grammar are good. Make sure that you don’t use adjectives or adverbs unnecessarily. Rather keep the writing simple.