When you start writing a book, you may either find it challenging of easy. When you are a first time writer, you will definitely face a challenge. You may never have clarity on where to start from. One only needs determination and focus to start writing. With time, you will get to learn more and it will tend to get easier. Your starting point will still need to be determined. You can never wake up one day and decide that you want to write a book and finish it on the same day. Some preparations need to be first done. When starting to write a book, you will be assisted by some factors.
It is wise that you take note of the genre you are to write about. You will always have an idea of what to base your book about when you are aware of the genre you are to write on. The trend of a genre should not be the deciding factor on the genre you are to write about. A genre that gets you excited is the kind of genre you should write on. Going for a genre because it is making lots of cash will end up frustrating you eventually. Poor quality work will be a result of you working on a genre that you do not like and hence you will end up messing everything up.
Your starting point in writing the book should always be from the end of the book. Writing is always easy when you begin the work. There are always lots of ideas flowing at that time and you are always full of content. However as you progress, you will start getting tired and bored. Thinking will start diminishing and you will not be able to write as much. A lot of writers will always face a challenge in ending their story. It is therefore wise to start with the end of the story and develop is as you continue.
One needs to develop its characters. Your storyline will be built by the characters. When readers are reading, they need to have some visual image created in their mind by the characters of your story. The need to have a mental image of what the character is undergoing.
An outline of your story should be created. Your writing will be able to be guided with the outline. You will be able to have some idea to put down in every step of the way. When you have the outline, your writing speed will be improved. The guides stated above will assist you when you want to start writing.