Many writers get this part wrong. Do you really know your audience? The question ‘Who is going to read my book?’ tends to come up (more by chance than by design) somewhere during the course of writing the book, or worse, towards the end.
The setting of a story is an important aspect that’s often missed out by many writers. It’s important to get the where right to enhance the who and the what. In this post, we cover why the setting of a story is important and how you can incorporate the basic principles in your book writing.
When it comes to creative writing, many of the phrases that are commonly used (especially by new writers and authors) are anything but creative. It is pretty normal to overuse idioms and cliches in writing.
So, you’ve written that stellar opening line putting, “Call me Ishmael,” (Moby Dick) to shame. You’ve also introduced your character – a sturdy guy with those brooding eyes and you have hinted at a past that you want your reader to unravel later on and say, “Wow!” Right there, you have all the right intentions and a few paragraphs of great writing. Your exposition* is done. So what happens next
Among the gamut of creative writing topics and theories, there is an entire ocean of consensus (way beyond the school of thought) that believes that inspiration for a writer is overrated.
Okay, let’s put all of you in a petri-dish. Yes, you, you aspiring novelist who abandoned your book so many times over that you’ve lost count. Now, let’s bring out the lenses of introspection and look hard. What cultures do we see?
For many aspiring authors, the idea of writing their first book and getting published generates enough excitement to get started. However, very soon most realise that the process is far from easy.