So you’re thinking about writing a novel. That’s great! There’s nothing quite like the feeling of completing a book. There are many different ways to have fun writing your first novel.
You can start by brainstorming ideas with friends or family. Once you have a general idea of what you want to write about, you can begin writing your first draft.
Don’t worry about making mistakes or writing imperfectly. The point of writing a novel is to enjoy the process and tell a story about which you’re passionate. Allow yourself to be creative and have fun with it.
If you get stuck, plenty of resources are available to help you. There are writing groups, online forums, and books about writing. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Remember, the most important thing is to enjoy the process.
What To Do If It’s Not Enjoyable?
When I began writing my first novel, “The Red Myths,” I did not realize how much fun I would have had doing it. Many people who embark on this journey do not have a fun experience the first time. So if you are in the process of writing your first novel, ask yourself these questions,
- Why are you writing?
- Have you had fun writing?
- If you aren’t having fun, why are you not having fun?
- What are you doing that is causing you to not have fun?
After all, you should have fun when the creative juice starts to flow, and if you do not, then you’re not doing it right. To avoid those pitfalls, stop thinking and making things complicated, just simply focus on your idea and have fun creating your story around it. I really did not learn this until I started writing, my next short novel “A Jamaican Nightmare“. Here are a few tips I picked up along the way:
Start by writing to become relaxed.
One of the best ways to relax is through writing. When you write, you can forget your worries and stressors. Writing can be a form of self-care, and it can be a lot of fun.
Start with a story you’re passionate about.
There’s no point in writing a novel if you don’t care about the story. So find a topic or subject you’re interested in and go from there.
Create characters that are interesting and relatable.
Your characters are what make your story come to life. So make sure they are well-developed and fascinating enough to keep your readers engaged.
Write what you know.
If you’re unfamiliar with certain aspects of your story, do some research before you begin writing. The last thing you want is for your readers to catch any mistakes.
Clear You Mind and Just Have Fun
Writing should be enjoyable, so don’t be afraid to let your creativity run wild. After all, it’s your novel, so you should feel free to write it however you want!
FInally, writing can be a fun and relaxing way to spend your time. There are many different ways to have fun writing your first novel. You can start by brainstorming ideas with friends or family, writing your first draft, or getting help from resources if you get stuck. The most important thing is to enjoy the process.