So, you want to write a book? Well, here are some tips that will help you write one.
Before writing a story you have to choose the type of book you want to write. There are many genres that you could choose; we have romance, humor, fantasy, horror, mystery, science fiction and many more. That’ll be your choice and it’s going to be about whatever you are comfortable with.
To write a book you have to have inspiration; inspiration is everywhere. You just have to discover where it comes from. It can be as simple as the lyrics of a song, you just have to pay attention to them and create a story based on it. Or you can watch movies with the same genre you are going to write about, and that could give you an idea of what do you want to write.
After your inspiration has come, you have to think about what you are going to write about. You have to be very creative, and you have to write a story close to reality and not a fake story. Clichés can be good if you use the right words, if you think of a romance story about a good girl being in love with a bad guy; you should know how to make your story not bored, think always about your readers.
Characters are very important in a story. Remember that they don’t need to be perfect; we all have our flaws, even fictional characters. To make it real, and to that you have to be your characters, so you must think on a way that your readers will connect with the characters in your story.
A tittle is one of the most important parts of a story. If its catchy you’ll have more readers. Big tittles are not so good, don’t use too many words. A tittle must be short, you can use only one word that defines your story.
Details in a story are as important as salt in food, you have to describe things as much as you can. If your story is in a city you have in mind, you have to read about the city to describe it, you have to make your readers imagine that they are there. As I said before, you have to be your characters, your character’s mood should depends on your mood; for example if your character is in love or has a crush with someone, just describe it like it was you in love with someone.
If you want people to read your book you have to write it well. You have to write with good grammar, you can make no mistakes. Here are three essentials rules that you should follow to have a good grammar in your book:
- Don’t write with abbreviations; you are not writing a text message, consider that.
- Be careful with what you write; sometimes your writing can be tricky and maybe people will misunderstand you, so you can use synonyms if you don’t know a word.
- Be careful with punctuation; full stops are important. Commas are important. Punctuation is important.
And with these tips you are ready to become a best-seller.
By: Scarlett Castro Ramos.