When it comes to writing, there are a whole number of things you must consider. some are incredibly difficult to grasp, whereas some are simple rules and formats when it comes to the proper use of language.
Whatever the case though, one theme rings true throughout, and that is the fact that writing is hard. And it is, writing and creating fiction is damn well hard.
But that’s what I’m here for, to offer you a helping hand.
In this article, I’ll provide you with two writing tips that you can apply to your writing game in order to become a better, more well-rounded creator of fictional realms.
#1: Character Balance
Creating characters is one of the most important parts of writing great fiction, which essentially means that if creating great fiction is a goal of yours, then you best get to learn the art of creating great characters.
Writers have a tendency to replicate characters that they see in the real world, thinking that maybe it will make for a more realistic, and therefore, more entertaining reading experience. But this is often not the case.
Create believable, realistic characters – yes – but make sure they aren’t just regular people at the same time. We read books to escape the real world, not to see it through the eyes of another. So based on that, what would be the point of reading about people who we could just walk outside and see anywhere on the street? Your characters have to have depth and they have to be interesting, but at the same time, they need to be believable.
Nailing this balance is the key part, so when planning for your next novel, really think about this when coming up with your characters, it’ll really help you to develop a much more entertaining book.
#2: Suspense is Your Best Friend
People often assume that you can only make use of gripping suspense in your writing if you’re writing some form of crime or thriller novel, but that’s not the case in my opinion. The whole aim for us as writers is to give the reader something they can’t put down, something they want to read all the way through, from cover to cover, without taking even a second to look away from the page. And a great way to do this is through the use of suspense.
No matter the genre, always make sure your reader is left in suspense because this will give them a reason to read on. Creating suspense, especially between chapter breaks, is an excellent way to prevent our reader from putting our book down, and that’s the aim here after all.
So there you have it, two totally useful writing tips that you can filter into your game in order to become the best writer you can be.
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I hope these tips were of great use to you, and I wish you great success in all of your writing endeavours.
As always, happy writing folks!