Tips in Writing a Highly Captivating Novel
Writing a book is a long process. You cannot produce one with just a blink of an eye. Years of hard work, talent, effort, and passion were spent by authors to produce such amazing works. However, the most rewarding feeling will be felt after the book is already up for publication, is released to the public, and is being read by readers from all over the globe.
Readers have already come across a wide variety of books, may it be fiction, nonfiction, prose, or poetry. Hence, you have to make sure that your book can outshine its competitors. Take for example the book by Carol Wilson-Mack titled Patchwork: Conversations Between Generations, it shares the tales of amazing women who live in Bamberg, South Carolina. Patchwork encourages to find a way by Carol as the instrument to let out their wonderful stories to the world, as well as eliminate the generation gap through communicating with one another. Hence, its way of encouraging readers with its beautiful tales makes her book stand out.
Moreover, if you are planning to be one of the best authors of highly captivating novels, here are some tips that you should know.
Write about what you want, not what others want
Write what makes your heart happy. Write what fuels your passion. Thus, create a book about the things that move and fascinate you, not what entertains others. Writing is an intimate task; you cannot push yourself to write about what you don’t want because the results will be less likely impact the readers. Do not write for the sake of pleasing your audience, write because you want to express your ideas and thoughts. Thus, start brainstorming and narrowing down the topics so that you can have a seamless writing process later. You can also use this time to summon your creative juices to ready yourself in the actual writing.
Make an outline for the plot
The plot serves as the framework of your work. It is the sequence of events that makes a story. Therefore, it is one of the important elements of your book. With the ideas that you have collected earlier, begin mapping them in your draft so that you can achieve a seamless plot. This outline will serve as your guide in completing your story because it already contains the main ideas, actions, and events that you want to be conveyed in your book. There are many benefits that this step can bring you, such as a faster writing pace, better thought organization, and more.
Utilize your experiences
They say that experience is the best teacher. In this case, the experience will surely become the best tool that will teach readers on their journey through life. It cannot be denied that you have some painful, bad, happy, or good experiences that you want to let out to the world. Now is the time for you to free these experiences and let them teach others by embedding them in your book. You’ll never know how big of a difference these things can bring to the lives of your readers and even to yourself. This is one of the aspects that add color and vibrancy to your book.
Convey a firm central message and other elements
The theme is essential. It contains the lesson that the author wants to send to his readers. Hence, ensure that your work has a strong central message that can mark on the lives of the readers. Some of the common yet significant themes that most books possess are bullying, discrimination, mental health awareness, classicism, sexism, and more. Furthermore, you also need to ensure that the other elements in your work are well-crafted. These elements include the characters, point of view, settings, and conflict. This is important so that readers will be enthusiastic to turn each page and will not get dismayed with how you constructed the basic parts of your book.
Writing, therefore, is tough and challenging. There are a lot of points to considered and keep an eye on to produce captivating and flawless work. But, regardless of these complexities, please assure and encourage yourself that these are all worth it in the end.