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Top Tips for Starting Fiction Writers If you’re venturing into fiction writing for the first time, you may find the process daunting. But there are rules and guidelines that you can keep to so your book can stay focused, engaging, and thus, more publishable. First things first – you have to know your audience and your genre. Beginners often find it tempting to reach out to a wide audience, but this can be dangerous. You don’t want your story to run off in different directions and making a mess at the end. It’s important to be consistent in terms of your audience and genre. And though genres could have sub-genres, it can be difficult to maintain a good plot. Write a cross-genre book if you must, but don’t mix things up too much. Creating real characters can also help you come up with solid fiction. Make them as human as possible, complete with mannerisms, fears, etc. Some of the best stories have 3D characters that readers can feel strongly about somehow. For instance, a hero who has to manage his greatest fears before achieving is goal is surely more engaging than one just breezes through without challenge. And as people know fear all too well, the former hero’s victory will feel more concrete and relatable to readers. The second mistake a lot of neophyte writers commit is telling instead of showing. They tend to explain the events as they happen, instead of showing the events the way they happen. Instead of talking about a character who went to jail for egging her ex’s car, why not talk about the girl giving an evil laugh while throwing the eggs? Then show her crying as the cops slap on the handcuffs. This is going to work more to paint a vivid picture of what’s happening, and the story will turn out more fun and enjoyable.
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Certainly, in order to make the story more compelling, you have to keep going with the main plot all throughout. Again, newbies are typically tempted to create subplots that are intended to make the story more compelling, except all they do is make it weaker. A book is not a sitcom. Concentrate on the central plot, and if you want to add a subplot, make sure it affects the story right to the end. If you really want to hold your readers’ interest, let your scenes happens naturally. Some writers cheat readers by wrapping up scenes too abruptly. After all, in real life, most things don’t end that fast. Instead, let every scene’s falling action slowly and surely plant the seeds of the next scene’s rising action.
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Finally, as a writer, you need to master the skill and art of conflict. Weaving a powerful conflict through the story is not an easy thing to do, and may even take years to practice. However, this is what makes people want to read a book to the end. Whatever the conflict is, it must drive your characters to change or grow or take action as a result.