Two weeks ago I wrote about one of the most famous books in the history of science fiction, Mary Sheeley’s Frankenstein. This week we come to one of the most famous authors – Jules Verne.
I’m blogging each week about the process of writing the second novel in my Flight of the Kestrel series, Adept.
I put the first chapter in to the Feedback Group of my Writers Circle, and one of my friends pointed out that my mind was already in the world of the Kestrel, and I expected my readers to be there too. There was so much that needed to be explained.
World building is important in any novel, even one set in the present.
I’m blogging at the moment about working to develop my second novel Adept. One of the things I tend to leave out in a hurried first draft is description.
I went to see the film Allegiant recently, the third film in the Divergent series. I had just finished reading the second book and started the third, and was eager to see how the film would differ from the book (don’t worry, no spoilers!).
I don’t know about you, but initially when I’m writing my mind is full of the main points of the story, which I want to get down as quickly as possible. When I wrote Adept, I just had the basic outline, with none of the finer details worked out. Because I wrote it for NaNoWriMo, I just jumped straight in. Quite often, I didn’t stop to work out what happened in between the main events, or how the characters got from one incident to another.