What makes a good novel?
Topic: How to write a thriller book
June 16, 2019 / By Brodie Question:
I'm trying to write a 'book' (thriller/crime), i have a rough story line, but i'm not sure how to write an exciting, well-written novel. Any tips??
Best Answers: What makes a good novel?
Ailward | 8 days ago
dont make it just one main event, make several big events that can change the whole story, but obviously try to make a point ... and something that the reader really does not expect, like if the main character was invincible, at the end of the story somehow he actually died.
Good luck =)
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Well, whenever I write, I find that I procrastinate very often so, I googled 'inspirational writing quotes.' This site came up that is really wonderful. Here are some good tips off the bat- or well, keyboard:
"When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away even if it's only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time."-Kurt Vonnegut
"Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon."-E.L. Doctorow
"If you would be a writer, first be a reader. Only through the assimilation of ideas, thoughts and philosophies can one begin to focus his own ideas, thoughts and philosophies."-Allan W. Eckert
"Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the most. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window."- William Faulkner
"Write what you care about and understand. Writers should never try to outguess the marketplace in search of a salable idea; the simple truth is that all good books will eventually find a publisher if the writer tries hard enough, and a central secret to writing a good book is to write on that people like you will enjoy."- Richard North Patterson
"Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer."- Barbara Kingsolver
"You must want to enough. Enough to take all the rejections, enough to pay the price of disappointment and discouragement while you are learning. Like any other artist you must learn your craft—then you can add all the genius you like."- Phyllis A. Whitney
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My MAIN tip would be, write it how you would love it to be written. If you're just trying to write for money, stop writing and find a job. Don't write if you don't enjoy to.
Since it's a thriller/crime, i wouldn't have any vampires, mermaids, werewolves, witches, etc. But it's important to keep yourself interested, so write it how U want to.
Also, i would recommend to read a lot of other books like that (or just books period) so you can find how to write one. It's always important, though, not to steal other people's ideas.
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make sure you include a unique experience in your story thats not classic and used in a lot of other story.
try to include a little bit of a love in your story, everyone likes that.
hmmm, well i like books that are about people my age, so if you are writing for teens, try to make your characters teenagers.
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Good description. Don't overuse words. Do not bore the reader with uninteresting details. If you can, shove in a SIDE love story. The main plot should not be about two kids who fall in love.
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What do you think makes a good novel? Everyone has different opinoins on the answer to that questions. You can't please everyone so try to please yourself. If you think some romance adds to it, add romance. On the other hand, if you think everything being totally unpredictable will make the story awesome, add that. It's all up to you! Hope it gets published!!!
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Add action. Everybody loves action. =] But, don't write pieces of action that are hard to understand/confusing. & add a little bit of romance. ^_^
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