Turn your diary into a novel. Many people are interested in writing their own books, but have never actually done it. A book is basically a fictional story written in the diary-form. In fact, a fictional book written as a series of diary letters is a typical example of the genre. Diary entries, personal writings and other printed documents can be used, but the most common mode is letters.
Recently, e-books, audio books, digital files like videos, and emails have also become popular mediums for writing a novel. Writing a novel in this format requires you to keep the same diary-like routine, and to make all the writing and recording as private as possible. As much as possible, write each journal entry as if you are talking directly to the other person. Do not include your address, phone number, or email address in the diary letters. However, if you have included these, then you can indicate this in the novel.
Most traditional books are written in the third person, but e-books and audio books can also follow the same format. When writing in the third person, it is important that you provide details about the character who is speaking in the third person – such as name, age, address, location etc. However, some authors prefer to write as if they were talking to someone in their family – using first-person pronouns like “I” and “we”, and using “my” and “our” in specific paragraphs. If you choose to start writing a novel as a third person, you should include all the details you can think of, as the reader can identify with the characters.
The first thing you need to do is to buy a new book by the author, either in hardback or paperback. Once you have the book, start reading and jot down notes on the events unfolding in each chapter. When the story progresses, you can organize the events according to particular chapters or sections. Turn your diary entries and short stories into an outline for future research. This research may be based on the clues you have already found in your notes.
Turn your diary or e-mails into an extended foreword, postage and an epilogue. These will serve as footnotes and warn lines for readers who might want to continue reading the novel. The introduction to the novel will also need to be written, in the same way as the foreword. In addition, all sentences in the foreword and the postage should be written in a single font, using one font size for the introductory paragraph and another size for the final paragraph. The introduction should also set up the main characters and the setting of the novel.
Once you have these preparatory steps completed, you can turn your journal entries and short stories into a short story, novel or even screenplay. In order to achieve success with your writing, it is important to keep all of your journals, notes and scribbles in one place. If you are writing your own personal journal, consider keeping your journal in a binder or book format so that it can be easily located. If you are working with a ghostwriter, he or she may be able to give you advice on how to best present your writing. As you continue writing, your subconscious mind will begin guiding you towards certain characters and plotlines.