Welcome, to the thread of Improving one’s writing, the Open Novella Contest II (<— click the link if you want to check out Wattpads contest that started at the beginning of the year), and so much more. Let’s help each other out, ask questions to improve one’s work, ask for advice about (insert something advicey here). I’m always looking for help, with too many questions on the mind and nowhere to look, and if you’re in the same boat then this is the place for you!
So I suggest, together we help one another out. (Yes, I probably repeated that.)
Like always, here are some questions that I have: (And if you have a question that no ones answering, let me know and I’ll put it up here to help you out!)
- How to write in second person pov? What rules are different when you go about doing it? Are there certain stories that just aren’t made for second person pov?
(For anyone wondering I’m hoping to learn more about the Secon POV as I want to write in it.)
- Are you entering the Novella Contest?
Yes, yes I am.
- When writing a story that aims to be between 20,000 words to 40,000 words what point of view do you believe is best?
I’m using third person but as some of you guessed I still want to write one in second pov.
- Do you add your detailed descriptions at the beginning of the chapter? Or you spread the details throughout it?
I usually spread it through the chapter but sometimes I feel like I should’ve put certain pieces at the top. What do you suggest?
- How do you come up with names that you’ll know the readers will like and not “suggest” to change?
This question isn’t supposed to offend anyone. I’m really just curious. Mainly because one of my character names is… well, that’s a story for another time.
- When you find yourself stuck what do you do to fix it?
(I’m really curious about this one)
If you’re in the same boat as me, have questions you don’t know where to place or don’t want to make a thread for it, want to encourage others or even yourself, then post on down below. And if someone doesn’t answer your questions I’ll try my best to!
If any you haven’t clicked that link for the Wattpads Open Novella Contest II because you’re curious what other users think, then head down to the comments below! A lot of us are in it ( I do believe.) With 65 prompts and the chance to twist it any way you want, why I never saw a contest like that before. (Mainly because I never cared for the bigger ones but this time I’m going all for it!)
Old Questions That You Can Still Answer
How do you know when to add description? How do you know when you added to much description?
When writing in first person pov, how do I know when to describe my main character? A little detail at a time? Have them look in a mirror? (I’m always struggling with this one. I usually end up not doing it…)
For those who don’t jump start to chapter one which is better to use, Prologue or Preface? (Yes, I know that someone doesn’t have to use them but I"m interested in figuring how when the right time is and how others use them).
How long is your Prologue or Preface? (for those that do use them)