Are you interested in writing a book? A lot of people are these days, but most aren’t sure how to get started. It always seems to be such a doable task, until it gets right down to finding the right plot.
Finding a good plot for your book really doesn’t have to be that hard. The easiest way is to find a best seller from 8-10 years ago. Copy that plot. I don’t mean plagiarism. I mean change the people, the place, the names, maybe even the main character. Have a mans character become a women. Put your own spin on it. But if you take that older best seller and go through and write out the plotline, this can be an invaluable resource in coming up with the plot for your own book
Or you can think of a story from you r won life. But don’t just tell it. As a beginning writer, that can be difficult and quite honestly rather boring. Unless of course you have led an extraordinarily exciting life. Which of course, most of us haven’t. The story line needs to exciting for everyone and some of our own life stories, although fascinating for us, are less then scintillating for everyone else.
You can however take an experience in your own life and expand and fictionalize it. This can be a great way to come up with a plot, especially if you have had some exciting things happen to you in your life. Embellish the story for the best results. Your own life experiences combined with the plot of an old best seller may be just what you are looking for in coming up with the plot for your book.
Once you have the idea, start writing. You don’t have to wait until everything is perfect. Write out an outline of how you see the story going, and get to work. Everything will undoubtedly get changes as you begin writing anyway. Putting the words down on paper is one of the most important parts. If you get to stuck on making sure the plot is perfect before you begin writing, you may never begin writing. Also, once you start, you may discover a better and more interesting way for the story to go.
Finding a plot for your book is not nearly as difficult as you might think. It can be done more easily then you would imagine.
Jennie Crawford is the stay at home mom of two small children. For more information, go to http://www.jenniecrawford.com/writingabook