Every writer wants to publish a great novel, but its not all writer knows the key that can make the difference between a successful novel and a failure. The secret that each writer needs to learn is that each novel is really a mystery. I am aware which may sound ridiculous at first, especially when you’re writing a romance or a research fiction novel. At their core, though, even westerns and horror stories are mysteries.
I’d like to explain what I mean. When I say that each novel is a secret, I am talking about that there is something (a mystery) that the key นิยาย character must determine throughout the story. In a murder mystery, that is pretty obvious. The key character must determine who committed the murder. This seek out the murderer then supplies the framework around which the remaining story is structured. In a romance, the protagonist could need to figure out how to have the person she likes to fall in love with her. In a research fiction novel, the key character could need to figure out how to have home after his spaceship crashes on an alien planet. In each of these cases, solving the mystery in the story supplies the framework.
This mystery can’t just be a driving comment in the story. It must function as the bones of the story. Therefore, the very first part of writing your novel is to determine what mystery your primary character will solve.
First, answer these questions. What’s my character’s main task throughout the story? What does he or she need to find out?
Next, give your primary character a seriously compelling reason for completing their task. Let’s use our previous science fiction novel as an example. Our main character must figure out how to have home when he really wants to witness the birth of his first child. Maybe he’s carrying a vaccine that can cure an epidemic on his home planet. Maybe he only has three days of breathable air. Maybe he features a message that really must be sent to the president to be able to prevent war. The more dire the consequences, the greater the story will be. The set of possibilities is endless.
You will see how important the phrase “because” is when you’re writing your novel’s statement. It may turn a good idea for a novel in to a great idea. Try applying this format for the novel’s mystery sentence: The key character must (write the issue here) because (write a compelling reason here).
You should use this mystery statement included in your marketing material once the novel is finished. It may come in your press release and in your online advertising.
If you’ve already written a novel, check to see if you’re able to write a secret statement. Or even, there’s a good chance your novel lacks focus. I’ve seen some pretty decent writers spend lots of time writing very mediocre books which sold just a few copies because they ignored this simple secret.