A Novel.

A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose which describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story. A novella is a written work of fiction longer than a short story but shorter than a novel.

Here are some tips to writing a successful novel:

  • Tell the story you want to read.
  • Begin with a character as believable as possible.
  • Your character, like all people, should have some flaws.
  • Give your character a problem that is compelling - it will keep the action moving.
  • Create real conflict, whether internal or external.
  • Make something happen in each scene.
  • Delete scenes that do not move the story forward.
  • Make everything is believable – avoid miracles.
  • Stick with the story - don’t give up.