Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Why Should You Go For Fiction Rather Than Non Fiction?

I have always been writing whether it is fiction or non-fiction. When I write non-fiction it feels I am trying to give an exam in a history or geography class. It feels like writing things you have learned, experienced and have seen. Well that's a very good thing. Helping others in your life and that too with a book can be unusually fun and helpful. Writing things that you know and turn that piece in to self improvement book can be very beneficial for both you and the readers. As much as it is self-rewarding it can be giving.

But what if whatever you have learned in your life does not benefit others? What if whatever you have seen, felt, experienced does no good to others? Then it is not at all giving, not at all beneficial and fun for others. People would not be willing to read what you have got to say. People would never feel that you are writing the book to help them but to frustrate them.

And also I would like to ask you (no offence to the writer of non-fiction) , how do you feel when you are writing what you know, what you have seen, feel, experienced? It feels just you are experiencing same old journey again only this time it is monotonous. It also feels like you are not at all triggering the part of your brain you are supposed to exercise, you are not at all putting any effort to improve your skill, your idea, your knowledge.

Writing fiction is like writing the unknown...but writing the unknown can be beneficial as it would increase your creativity and would tell you to research. It is only in fiction writing we thing outside the box and also research to make things realistic when it is supposed to be. Lets say you are writing crime fiction, you can let your creativity flow and come up with excellent story but also at the same time you would research know more about how detectives and forensic department works. That's the best part about fiction writing, it gives you an excuse to do the best of both worlds!

My latest work has been progressing pretty much the way I want to. I have never felt such extreme burst of creativity before but thanks to my latest work about office drama which helped to explore and research many things that I was unaware of.

I have recently started another fiction book and soon it would be released.

Here is one of my book The Unlucky Intern, I would love to hear what you think about today's post and about my latest book.


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Is It Okay To Have More Than One Main Character?

I have been writing a book lately about a psychopath. My book has two protagonists: one is the detective, Jessica Lauren and the other is a psychopath. Both the characters are expressing their viewpoint and both are equally important in my story. Even though some might suggest that the psychopath is the antagonist of the story, I consider the psychopath as important as Jessica Lauren because without the psychopath other characters might not have existed.

So, yeah its absolutely okay to have two or sometimes more protagonists. But how do you make them equally important?

I do believe to make them equally important, it is better to write a story in first person narrative. A first person narrative would help reader understand what actually is going inside both or more main characters.

Secondly it is important to take your time to build the character. Do not just keep on writing the story, give readers an insight of the main characters' background and their past life. Take your time to build your character, of course don't take up too much time to make it boring. As a writer we have to keep literally thousand things in mind.

Give all your main characters strong purpose which would entirely change the story. Well, not necessary change the story but make sure each of your main character has purpose to move your readers.

Give your main characters equally important dialogues. They must be treated as the king of the story. They should be equally fascinating for the readers. Yes, it is one of the hardest task to do but once dialogues are set correctly, the main characters would sound equally significant.

It is not necessary for lets say-both the main characters to be in the same chapter, and again it also not necessary for both the main characters to be in separate chapters. The trick is to give them a voice that is really strong. Lets say one of your main character narrates almost an entire chapter. Only the last two pages of the chapters are for the other main character. In that case make the one with least amount of pages much more significant sounding than the first. Or make the later sound more interesting or extremely emotional or give that particular main character's story a sudden twist.

Make it sound like they are the best of friends or they are the worst enemies. This makes the story more fun to read. Its just wont be fun if this rule is not followed and the story would turn out to be bland and dull.

So, these are the tips I could think of and that's what I am following for my new book. It is going out soon in Amazon for you to enjoy. In the mean time I would love to get feedback on my drama novel called The Unlucky Intern.

Let me know what you think about today's post and my book.....Here is the link.


Friday, 3 March 2017

3 Tips To Stop Procrastinating And Start Writing

We often think of delaying our task and doing it on a later date. That date actually never arrives since we are way too lazy or scared to start the work. Procrastination can ruin our goal in both short term and long term. It is the main reason we are lacking behind in our lives.
It is also true for people who writes and want to publish their first novel. Procrastination would stop us from dreaming big and would never let us even start our first novel. The easy tip for those who wants to get their novel done is simply to start writing and keep on writing until you are satisfied. However some of us still like to start our writing journey later in our lives that results number of years of time wasting and procrastination.
Here are three tips I have come up with while going through the publishing process of my first book (a novel is on its way):
  1. Have a short term goal instead of long term ones: Instead of telling yourself that you need to finish your novel, tell yourself that you need to write and finish one chapter- lets say within 2 days. If that's sounds too hard and impossible to achieve, make a plan that you need to have written at least 7 paragraphs within two days. All you need to remember that it would get easier once you start type because one word would lead to another couple of words completing one sentence and one sentence could lead to come up with more sentences to make up one paragraph. Its all easy once you get it done.
  2. Start jotting your ideas on a notebook: Have a note pad and pen with you even if you have your note app on your iPhone. A note book and note pad lets you to write something that's important to you or something that would lead you to see clear picture of where you are going. What I mean is a note app on your phone is just a complete distraction that would lead you to use other apps say -facebook and twitter on your phone instead of putting all your attention on your work. A separate note book would help you to be determined as well and would help you stick to your plan. Also make sure that you have a day planner attached to your note book.
  3. Let someone push you to move your butt: Let someone in your family or friends know what you are up to. Tell them to push you to start writing and stop procrastinating if they ever find you drifting away from your goals. Talk about your goals and writing plans with someone you trust or someone who has enough knowledge about how to get things done. Tell those whom you know would always support you no matter where you are or who you want to be.
There are the best 3 tips I believe would make any aspiring writer to start writing and stop procrastinating now. If you are starting your journey as a writer always remember to give yourself a pat in the back for even the smallest amount of success.

Here is my latest book THE UNLUCKY INTERN on Amazon, available on paperback format and would be soon available on Kindle.

Here is my another book BREAKING THE FASHION RULES on Amazon, available both as paperback and ebook format.

I would love to know what you think about my latest books and would be happy to read your reviews

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