I’m not a novelist, but I am a writer…what did you want advice on? What tips and tricks are you alluding to?
Really anything actually. I’ve never taken on a task that requires as much commitment as I expect this to. Do you have any reccomendations on books for grammar and syntax? Know any really good forums for writers or have tips to help when making revisions? I don’t really know what to expect. Lot’s of hard work I’m sure.[/quote]
There’s a million books like that as far as grammar and syntax are concerned. I don’t want to recommend any because I’ve never read any of them, but they’re probably pretty standard.
Ironically enough, read a lot, and your novel will be better. That’s how I learned to form sentences correctly…just read. Not newspapers, either- read fiction, poetry, and everything in between. You’ll pick up phrases and words that you can use, plus, if you find people that have a similar voice as you, it’s always a good thing.
Be prepared to write, then read it again, then change shit, then read it again, then change more shit, then read it again, then change more shit, then read it again, then change more shit, then read it again, and then think it’s alright, so you’ll give it to sombody to proof read, and then they’ll tell you it doesn’t make any sense to them, so you’ve got to go back and change it again, but you can’t fucking see straight now and you’re tired of reading the same goddamn thing over and over, so you start drinking.
At least that’s how it goes for me.