Do you love to read books? Are you planning to write one? Then you’re at the right place because here we have 4 tips for you to write a successful book.
- Stop watching television and read as much as possible.
If you want to make a career as a writer then you must read as much as possible and stop watching television. It is often said that television is “poisonous to creativity,” it doesn’t let an individual be creative with the story. Start reading influential books that inspire your writing creativity. Read a lot and write a lot as well.
- Figure out what to write
Discover the writing creative fields such as fiction, poetry, non-fiction, sci-fi, and mystery. Before you start writing, figure out what exactly do you want to write. Write what you want to read, your best writing should be something you’re passionate about and love to read. When you write with your passion and straight from your heart, your readers will connect to the story instantly. Don’t just limit yourself to a single field, make your writing diverse, explore and write creative stories. Pay attention to the details and work on them.
- Avoid long paragraphs and use verbs
You should pay attention to your sentences and paragraphs. Write small sentences and paragraphs and go with the flow. Paragraphs are really important to break the story. Moreover, short sentences are easy to understand and digest. Avoid adverbs instead use verbs. Choose verbs wisely. Verbs such as “did,” “went,” “saw,” “felt,” and “had,” are used a lot, thus they don’t add any extra spice to your writing. Also, don’t forget to use the active voice instead of the passive voice.
- Write every single day.
Once you start writing on your project, don’t stop and write every day. If you don’t write every day the story will fade away from your brain and you’ll start forgetting the plot and the pace. If you fail to write every day, you’re slowly killing your creativity to write. Once you start writing 10 pages every day, you’ll write your first draft in three months approximately. The first draft of the book should take no longer than three months because if you take too long to write, the creativity in your writing might die a slow death. Stephen King once said,”If I don’t write every day, the characters begin to stale off in my mind … I begin to lose my hold on the story’s plot and pace.”