How do I start writing a novel and publish it

How do I start writing a novel and publish it?

If you have the creativity in you and the flair for writing, probably it would come to you naturally.
I have several friends these days, who have mastered in technical lines, (those who have not studied literature academically,) showing interest in writing novels.
Good.
it is a healthy sign.
But my modest suggestion to all such budding writers is that don’t begin with a novel.
Try your ability with a short story first.
try to publish it in a newspaper.
Based on the success of it, you can plan for a novel.
Writing a novel requires a very complex framework of story, and it is a laborious process , stretching to several (hundreds of) pages.
It could let you down some where.
before completing your novel you could come across an already existing novel that resembles yours which could discourage you from writing any further.
Or your characters become naughty and they go out of your control.
You may find it difficult to join all the loose ends and out of desperation you may give up…
So, if it is a short story, it will be quicker and well within your reach to manage.
You can test the results by trying to publish in magazines/newspapers.
But if you intend to write a novel finding a publisher could be difficult, unless you invest money yourself.
If the publisher finds your stories in print already, in the form of short stories, in newspapers , he has the courage to accept to publish your work.
But answering the first part of your question , beats me.
one should be highly imaginative.
you must prepare your mind to be potent, you must have read several novels of various writers of various genres.
Classics, popular novels, romances, thrillers, detective , adventure, science fiction, biographies, travelogues, flash fiction, novellas, and the list goes on.
Answer yourself, how many have you read? Have you ever read a classical work from authors like Thomas hardy, or Jane Austin or George Eliot?
Novel is a very blanket term.
Within which are several genres as I mentioned above and which sub category suits your temperament and imagination? Just a bit of fluency over the spoken langauge is not what you require to write a novel.
As a spade work, besides reading as many novels as possible, please try to read books like the following:
Aspects of a Novel,The, E M Foster, 1956
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers, John Gardner (Vintage) 1991
How Fiction Works: James Wood, 2009
Good luck

First, congrats on writing out a complete outline to your novel.
You have accomplished the first step.
:)
Before you begin to write, you must start with this belief: I may realize at any point through out the duration of writing this novel that A) I now disagree with my moral/truth statement B) I have discovered major plot holes C) My characters are two dimensional.
However, I will keep
writing.

If you have that belief, and continue to write, even when you start to bleed words onto paper, you will succeed.
You might not publish your novel.
You might not even finish your novel.
But, you will become a better…writer.
I usually write my current novel chapter by chapter.
However, some write it out of order.
Write in which ever way you are most comfortable with.
As to publishing: As writers, publishing should never be our main goal.
When golden trophies and cheering audiences become our perceptive, we lose sight of the real reason why we write at all.
Writers write, because they must write.
It is their nature.

Thus, the biggest step is to simply write that novel of yours.
However, it is still natural for us writers to want to publish our pieces.
Prior to publishing, it is good to receive feedback on your story.
Many people submit their writing to Beta Readers, family members, friends, etc.
After this process, start searching for an agent.
Some writers find agents on line, and others find them while attending writing conferences.
An agent will be a great aid to you in finding a publisher.
To be honest, I have never published my work before.
Thus, I can not recommend you a publisher.
Get involved in local writing groups and find a small selection of writing friends to build each other up.
Hope this helped,
-Annalia Fiore

Hey there,
Before writing a novel, people tend to do lots of rituals and research towards their story.
I follow the style like
Publishing can be through traditional press or self publication

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