There are a lot of people out there who have the basic premises or idea for any sort of novel (in this case a romantic level), but are just not able to execute it for they cannot decide about how to begin and from where to begin. Well, look no further as here a few tips that can help you in writing a romantic novel.
1. Draw a Plot Outline:
You surely have a basic plot in mind, right? Just write it down. Write down what your story is about, what it deals with, how is it supposed to begin and how is it supposed with some drama or twist elements in the middle. This will help you in going haywire from your plot when you actually start writing the novel.
2. Describe your characters:
Characterization is a significant part of a novel. Always remember, while you may sit all day and all night long working unimaginably hard to write your novel, it may not pay off if your readers don’t connect with the characters in your novel. Thus, write down every minute detail about your lead protagonists in the novel. From their age, background, lifestyle to their nature, attitude and desires of life.
3. Include intriguing events:
When you read a book or watch a movie, especially a romantic one, you kind of know what the ending is going to be, right? But is that what you go to see? No. What grasps you is how the events unfold and how it leads to the climax. Similarly, while writing your romantic novel, you need to think of some interesting events that build up to the plot and lead to the climax.
4. End with panache:
Many writers do a great work on the novel, but while they are on their way end they just rush things up, running out of patience to complete their work and in the process end up spoiling the novel. It is rightly said that save the best for the last. If your whole novel is great but the climax disappoints, then it is going to leave a bad taste in the reader’s mouth and your novel may fall short of the appreciation it very well deserves. Make sure you give equal amount of time and patience to the ending of the novel, adding further quality.
5. Write fitting dialogues:
Dialogues form an integral part of any romantic novel. It is very important to write a dialogue fitting to the situation and the setting in the novel than writing some heavy dosage of romantic lines just to appeal to the element of romance in the novel. Be realistic and natural. If the setting is that of a casual outing between the two protagonists, keep the dialogues real and natural and not some heavy dosage of inspirational lines spoken by the protagonist A to impress protagonist B.
6. Read lots of romantic novels:
Yes, reading helps a lot. When you want to start writing a romantic novel and you have already read a lot of romantic novels in the past, it keeps you ready for the basic structure of your romantic novel. It helps you get the essence of how a good quality romantic novel should be.
7. Keep Patience:
Lack of patience is one of the significant reasons many writers do not get to the level they aspire for. Many writers start well but in the middle of the thing they lose their cool, get frustrated, become dull or give in to the challenges thrown at them by their writing work. You got to know that there is a proper time for everything. If you give up, you will never succeed while if you keep trying the chances only get better. Keeping patience with your work is an important thing. It takes time before you hit the peak.
8. Write regularly:
Many writers kick off pretty well and write their ideas,plots or story for a few days, but at a point they get lazy and even though they know what to write ahead of the matter they have already written, they just don’t feel like writing and postpone it to some other day. Well, tomorrow never comes is what they say and in this case it does apply. Ultimately you keep pushing the date and the day never comes. Finally, you lose interest and your aspiration of writing a romantic novel goes out of the window. Write regularly. Even if it is just a couple of lines. Even if you write a line describing how A proposed B that would do, but just keep writing.
9. Proper Grammar:
Make sure the punctuations and grammar used in the novel is correct. Wrong spellings and the usage of wrong grammar turns off the reader and they might not like to read your novel any further.
10. Enjoy what you write:
Some people try to bring in certain elements in a romantic novel just to appeal to the masses which many a times does them no good. When you are writing a romantic novel, just throw everything out of the window and focus on what you want to write and how you want to write. If you focus on writing what you feel others would like then you end up losing your creativity, adding an unnecessary pressure on yourself and a fate of disappointment in the near future. Write what you are passionate about and what you actually want to write. In short, be yourself.
That should do enough to write your romantic novel. I hope these tips are helpful to you and successfully motivates you to write the kind of romantic novel you want to write.