How do I start my own novel

How do I start my own novel?

Here are the Stephen King’s 20 rules for the budding writers
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My own experiences may be somewhat unusual.
I began writing Black Iron because I couldn’t not write it.
I was in the car coming home from dinner with my ex and her mom, when the opening chapter just fell into my head from…somewhere.
It sat there in one big chunk, pushing and pushing to get out.
I couldn’t do anything until I sat down and got it out of my head.
I told my ex “I can’t come to bed, I need to write,” sat at my laptop, and hammered the first chapter out in one go without stopping.
I started another novel, which doesn’t have a name, on Quora.
I was lying in bed with my crush, reading questions on Quora, when I found this one:
Franklin Veaux's answer to Can you complete the story "One day…"?
Same thing.
I saw that question, and instantly, an entire world fell into my head in one big chunk.
I suddenly knew that world—knew what it was like, knew the characters, knew what was happening.
And that answer just burst out of me.
I’ve started developing that vignette into a novel, but it doesn’t even have a publisher yet, so I don’t know when (or if) it will come out.
And finally, I have recently started working on a collection of erotic short stories set in a future post-scarcity world ruled by (more or less) benevolent AIs that are worshipped as gods, and are obsessed with human sex.
I am coauthoring this book with my crush.
During our recent vacation in Europe, I started writing it on her body with fountain pens.
I’m in the process now of shopping it around for a publisher.

The first step is to select your genre.
Without having any idea what sort of story you are writing, you will have no idea what you are doing.
In addition, recognizing what genre you are using and knowing the common details about this genre will enrich and enhance story ideas you might already have cooked up or will make it easier to create new ideas.
Once you know and understand your genre, you can begin making other essential choices, such as creating your characters, locations, conflict, and theme (for more information on this subject check out the intro and outro to the article “Chapter 2 – Five Tried and True Genres” on How can we write a novel

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