Lessons Of Writing The Novel 'romance Of Teh Frontier'

Writing a novel is a form of self-expression and a chance to leave something for posterity. It is art in its sublime form and one can ignite the genius in a man to write a tale to live after you have long gone from this world.
Lessons of writing the novel 'Romance of teh Frontier'
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When my novel" Romance of the Frontier" was published many people asked me questions as to how I compiled a book of over 250 pages and what were the pitfalls if any.Many wanted to know what goes into writing a novel. Hopefully, I will try and give a peep into the mechanics of writing a novel and how to go about it.

Writing a novel is different from writing any other book like a textbook or even non-fiction. In the last category, the author needs hard facts and it is a question of marshaling those facts into a readable book. It could be a

biography or a book on any scientific topic. In contrast, a novel is a plain fantasy, except when writing a novel based on a historical incident.  A novel is a test of a writer's imagination and its translation to the written word. It is also the ability to put across your ideas in a coherent form to readers.

You will need a plot, a story to tell. It will be a good thing in case you have some personal experience on the topic you are writing. You will need a good command of the language you write because the publisher cannot publish a book if it does not have proper grammar and language. A point to be noted that writing novel can be pure inspiration and recreation of events that are enthralling to the reader. 

I wrote " Romance of the Frontier" 3 times and the computer was a help. One must give credit to the great writers who wrote in longhand and no resources

like a word processor. But again you will have to create a story, a romance and write a book that appeals.You will need a publisher and that is both the difficult and the easy part.Easy because there are so many of them who want to publish a book and difficult because some are just out to make money and will charge you. You may not sell a single book and thus your investment will be down the drain. But whatever it may be, you will have to create a story and relate it in a coherent manner.

My novel " Romance of the Frontier" has given me intense satisfaction and enhances standing in society. A writer is a respected man, more so if he is a creative man. Yes, one does require perseverance and a spark of genius. All of us have it some time and one can channel it to write a book. In case readers are interested this book is available on a dozen sites including Amazon. 

I hope these few lines will motivate newbies to pen their thoughts and write a novel. After you write the first, the second will always be easy. My novel has now sold over 9000 copies and that is a source of great satisfaction.

Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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  • raghubirs  06-03-2017
    I think fiction writer has to have great faculty to dream and build up sequence of events much as in game of chess? After laying the keel of plot, he has to weave the entire story in a way which keeps the interest alive till the very end.But it requires much patience, discipline apart from being wordsmith.
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    • Madan G Singh  06-03-2017
      Thank you Raghubir, nice of you to have commented
  • destinykst  05-03-2017
    Really thanks for sharing your experience and I didn't know that you wrote a novel so congrats for this and keep writing.Really you have motivated me and you are absolutely right one needs good command on Language and dedication .
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    • Madan G Singh  05-03-2017
      Thank you destinykst for your support and comments
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