By BWC Team in 2022
Create a character, beware of metaphors, cut the intimacy and lovemaking, edit, re-read, cut, and rewrite—if nothing works, rely on the poor judgment of readers and critics. It could be the worst and best altogether—there are no defined rules. The universe is yours to develop; the characters are yours to change; the plots are yours to twist and bend. As a fiction writer, you can tear down any school-taught, mentor-inspired, or self-learned commandments of writing.
The journey of becoming a successful fiction writer is filled with more failures and fewer chances of success. With your imagination running wild, the skill to make that universe and character life-like takes arduous practice and some serious passion.
You might hate on people advising you to write in a particular way, but there’s no harm in acquiring some insight. The tip is to write what you would love to read; if you wouldn’t like it to read, then probably nobody else would love it. We aren’t saying self-criticism is a good thing, but a well-timed thorough self-check could cut the deal for that expanded readership. So, here’s a quick breakdown of guidelines from the best of fictional work producers:You might hate on people advising you to write in a particular way, but there’s no harm in acquiring some insight. The tip is to write what you would love to read; if you wouldn’t like it to read, then probably nobody else would love it. We aren’t saying self-criticism is a good thing, but a well-timed thorough self-check could cut the deal for that expanded readership. So, here’s a quick breakdown of guidelines from the best of fictional work producers:
We know this doesn’t make sense, but this is the no-nonsense tip for everyone pursuing a career as a fiction writer. Where reading is highly encouraged and advised for writers, going through the listicles and guides for writing is a waste of time. The only thing you need to focus on will never be in that list of tips of tricks; your craft. Instead of spending hours glaring at the lists of tips and guides, try reading a fiction work similar to your craft. Inspiration drives creativity. Concentrate all your focus on developing your craft and empty your mind of the tips you read. Fiction writing allows you the freedom of imagination, a uniqueness exclusive to none. Scouring through article after article will only add to your confusion and exhausted brain. No one equation works and fits all. With each world created and character developed, only the writers know what does and what doesn’t work with their crafts.
As a writer, you might have multitudes of plots and stories crammed up in that creative mind you own. But there’s this one story you can’t wait to pen down, start with that story. Of course, you might fear judgment; you might have no idea how and where to start from. But don’t let that distract you from the passion you have for this story. Nobody asked you to write the introduction first, plot the climax first. Or write down the scenic details or character descriptions. There’s no predetermined flow of writing a story or a process one must stick to. The only process and approach you need to follow is your passion for your story. If you can’t love it enough, you can’t write it well enough to be read. Book writing is an art, remember to have fun while writing your own story!
The age-old adage ‘show, don’t tell’ is how a mediocre author accomplishes greatness. The key is not to give out every detail and information to the readers. Let your readers imagine and draw conclusions. Penning down every bit of description, character’s backstory, and plotlines all in one place reduces the readers’ interest. Build up the suspense, let the mystery remain unsolved, and leave the readers clueless; your readers crave the thrill and curiosity. The repetitive details and descriptions of the characters and scenes might bring the flow of a story to a standstill. If you do want to add and repeat, make sure details add or complement the action and development of the plot.
The outline is the backbone of your story; without it, you have minimum chances of holding up with the plot. To begin with, not only your plot but your character also needs defining. For a writer, the characters are not imaginary beings but real-life inspirations. Know your characters well enough—from their facial features to their darkest, deepest secret. Walk in your character's shoes, think like your character, and personalize your character. The character is the reflection of your personality.
On the contrary, some pansters would like to disagree with this argument. No matter what your method is, a thoughtful approach is needed to carry out the plot. However, in numbers, there are not many pansters enjoying the title of bestselling author. An outline of plot and character gives your story a structure needed to impress the publishers and literary agents.
The evils of distraction are manyfold, and staying away from the devices of this devilry is no easy endeavor in this digital world. When it comes to setting up your writing desk, make sure to remove any and every object that might ruin your focus. It could be anything as small as a ping pong ball or as significant as an unnecessary electronic device. Keep your writing space neat, organized, and less crowded. A simple desk lamp, writing pad, important stationery, and of course, a coffee mug to get the creative juices working.
While at it, turn the ringtone and notification tone off. Every message, email, and event reminder can wait till your break; until then, your craft should be all that occupies your mind. Writing is and must be a sacred process for you, something to be carried out religiously and mindfully. In case the spot for writing is distractive and noisy, try using earplugs and noise-canceling headphones to restore the lost concentration. Try experimenting with instrumental tones, classic scores of TV series and movies, and hymns of legendary musicians. At times, the lyrics could be attention-disrupting, so go with the instrumental versions of songs you like.
Additionally, reduce internet usage while plotting your craft. The internet is only for research purposes; avoid browsing and surfing as it can hamper the focus.
The fact of the matter is one can’t spend the entire day writing. An exhausted mind can never produce a stellar story. Besides, you might have a job, family, and friends to go out with, and dedicating all your time to the writing project might not be practical. The key is to figure out the suitable time frame for your writing project. It could be an hour or two, but make sure to stick to the schedule. A well-thought-out schedule is crucial for your productivity.
In order to earn through what you love, you need to think and work like editors and publishers. Add a promotion sensibility to your project completion approach, all while capitalizing on your creativity. For that, you might need the assistance of professional editors and marketers. Book Writing Cube offers a diverse range of services for all aspiring and experienced authors. Our experts provide well-formulated packages to suit your budget needs and requirements. We assist, support, and promote writers because each one of us has a story to tell; stories that are alive; stories that change lives
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