Writing Your First Novel

25 Responses to “Writing Your First Novel”

  1. joselov63 Says:

    Thanks for the tips. They will help me for writing an autobiography in the
    future. Yay.

  2. wickeddragongoddess Says:

    thanks ­čÖé

  3. Martin Howe Says:

    Thank you. I found this most helpful and I very much enjoyed the way you
    presented it. You may have inspired a best seller.

  4. cjwdormer Says:

    Your help was very useful, incredibly useful. It made certain psrts of my
    novel im currently writing jump out at myself. Thank you so much and please
    carry on writing!! X

  5. cjwdormer Says:

    Your help was very useful, incredibly useful. It made certain psrts of my
    novel im currently writing jump out at myself. Thank you so much and please
    carry on writing!! X

  6. Lisa Rubio Says:

    Not telling what to do and I’m in the second minute´╗┐

  7. precise thegreat Says:

    Thanks for all the info , tips , etc .. Of all that you have provided in
    this video. I’m a young writer , I have been writing a collection of poems
    lately , but I am very tempted on writing a novel now. ´╗┐

  8. Debbie Monsinger Says:

    I am trying to get started on writing my story without any money down here
    is a sample of my story

  9. desertrose0601 Says:

    I’ve never really understood why people suggest just writing instead of
    waiting for the inspiration. What do you write about if you don’t have an
    idea yet? Are you meaning just to freewrite until something interesting
    comes to you or do you actually have a lot of ideas floating around in your
    head to choose from?´╗┐

  10. Gippy Henry Says:

    Thanks Dr. Reynolds for this wealth of good information. Since my first
    Crime novel is almost finished, in some areas you confirmed I’m doing well.
    Yet, one can always learns new tricks. I have so many plots in my head I
    select one and just start writing. Into about the sixth chapter, I selected
    photos and names making a storyboard for the characters as they
    developed. As for endings, I was planning a 3-book series, but it turns out
    I’m okay with one book. My ending was written early on, but has changed
    twice. You are right–the story seems to have a life of its own now, as
    well as some of the characters. As a published poet, I actually took my
    book title from a Haiku I had published at a university nearby. Sometimes
    these things just fall into place, don’t they? I will check out your
    website and thank you again for making this video. ´╗┐

  11. Jaguarpr1 Says:

    Hi Gippy
    Thanks for your interesting comments. Glad that the video was helpful. With
    so may plots in your head your obviously spoilt for choice which is in some
    ways an envious position to be in but also presented its own dilemmas.
    Ultimately you just have to choose one and concentrate all your efforts
    onto it – which doesn’t stop you from choosing another one and developing
    them alternatively – if you have the time and think that you can cope! My
    video is based on the book that I published with the same name Writing Your
    First Novel , which is available as an eBook.

    Thanks again for your comment and keep on writing!

    John ´╗┐

  12. Jaguarpr1 Says:

    HI David

    Thanks for your comments. Yes, it is the doing of it, the satisfaction of
    having completed your book which invariably encourages you to continue with
    your writing. Hope you find the website of use, and you might also like to
    take a look at my two books Writing Your First Novel and Uncommon Enemy
    (both available as eBooks on Amazon Kindle, iBookstore or Barnes and Noble.
    Keep up with your writing!´╗┐

  13. Crystal Ratcliffe Says:

    watching this has been the turning point for me from “write a novel
    someday” to write now. I will be buying your book tonight, and upon
    finishing it in kindle, I will start the novel that has been running around
    my brain for years. Thank you for all the time and energy you put into
    these project for my need´╗┐

  14. Anon ymous Says:

    You Sir are a genius! I look forward to talking to you in the future. Best
    wishes, Dane´╗┐

  15. Kanyile Ka-Ngwenya Says:

    Great stuff John…very insightful…l’m so ready to get going with my
    first novel tentatively titled BLOOD ON THE DANCE-FLOOR. Its gonna be a
    sizzling novel about a story of dance and love, culture and identity in the
    new global age centered around a young man who finally takes the plunge and
    explores the transatlantic journey from Atlanta to Africa to search for his
    ancestry. He encounters difficult choices between claiming his rightful
    place in the royal family, and getting a shot at AfricaÔÇÖs biggest dance
    stage in the process fighting for the love of his life.´╗┐

  16. Mad Man Says:

    You seem very knowledgeable. I am writing a novel myself, and this
    broadened my view a bit. I would like to read your novel in the future…
    Do you plan on writing another novel?´╗┐

  17. Videos Says:

    Hello Mr. Reynolds. I have just watched your video on writing a novel and
    feel I should inform you on the inspiration you have given me. I am a young
    aspiring author and I am proud to report I seem to be following your advice
    quite well. My novel is based on my own life in a small town. Because of
    this I am choosing to keep my work a secret until it’s completion. I have
    told no one of my passion for writing which makes it difficult because I
    cannot get any opinions on my work. I am currently in the early stages but
    have completed a substantial amount of prep work and would really
    appreciate some feedback. I was wondering if it would be possible for you
    to take a look at my plans. I would be very honored for you to be the first
    to see my work. I am embarrassed to say I have not yet read your work but I
    do plan to very soon. ´╗┐

  18. Atia Shah Says:

    Hi your tips are really valuable even though you are a new writer. I find
    it hard to start and pay full attention. All I do is procrastinate. It is
    very frustrating.´╗┐

  19. Rachel Roberts Says:

    I’m starting a vlog. I’ll do videos everyday. My first one is political,
    but I’ll be doing how to write videos too. Please, watch and subscribe!´╗┐

  20. J Clement Selvaraj Says:

    Excellent advice John, to an aspiring writer like me´╗┐

  21. Kaja Hussain Says:

    My dear sir, thank you!!! :)´╗┐

  22. sweetguy410 Says:

    great vid my brother. i am still a fairly new published author. it feels
    great having yur own published book in your hands. i mainly write romantic
    military science fiction. i have written my first mini-novel and a visual
    guide to my military uniforms concepts, of over 100 uniforms. i look
    forward to getting yur books. :)´╗┐

  23. Hemant Joshi Says:

    Dear Mr. John,
    Loved watching your video, not once but 3 times in 3 days. Very useful
    tips. I sensed an earnest desire within you to help new writers! May God
    bless you and reward you for your keenness to help others. Regards,Hemant´╗┐

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  25. Prolific Press Says:

    I’m not sure about your writing, as I’ve not had the chance to read your
    work. Even so, I’d listen to just about anything you read. What a great

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