There are so many parts to a novel. Everything we put into one, big or small, makes the novel what it is and reflects a bit of ourselves as well.
I believe in stories we're able to see an authors passion, or we're able to display our own passion, and clearly we each have our own favorite aspects of novel writing.
So, I'm curious, which of these three are you most passionate about when writing your novel?
Everything from the opening hook to the resolution. This is what fuels the story and makes readers want to keep reading. Is this where your passion lies, in creating a tale that draws people in and moving them from one scene to the next?
Maybe this is your forte. Inventing a world, whether based on reality or not, for your characters to live in. To me, this encompasses a lot of the research aspects of a novel, too. History, careers, or realistic depictions of a town or city, this element of novel writing combines creativity with accuracy and welcomes readers by making them feel like they're there.
This element is very much about relationships and compatibility. This is the part where you can create people that not only seem realistic in the plot you've laid out but also whether or not you can get readers to fall in love with them.
So where does your passion lie and why?
For me, I'm all about the characters. I typically can't form much of a plot unless I'm familiar with the characters and already feel something for them. My goal is to write characters so powerful they stay with readers long after the book is over.
I'd love to know which of these three is what you enjoy the most or feel you're the best at!