Every writer wants to create a good novel, but don’t assume all writer knows the secret that may make the difference between a successful novel and a failure. The trick that each writer needs to learn is that each novel is just a mystery. I know that might sound ridiculous initially, especially if you’re writing a romance or a technology fiction novel. At their core, though, even westerns and horror stories are mysteries.
Let me explain what I mean. When I say that each novel is a mystery, I am talking about that there’s something (a mystery) that the main อ่านนิยาย character must find out during the story. In a murder mystery, this really is pretty obvious. The main character must find out who committed the murder. This search for the murderer then supplies the framework around that your remaining story is structured. In a romance, the protagonist could need to work out how to obtain the man she loves to fall in deep love with her. In a technology fiction novel, the main character could need to work out how to obtain home after his spaceship crashes on an unfamiliar planet. In all these cases, solving the mystery in the story supplies the framework.
This mystery can’t just be a driving comment in the story. It needs to be the bones of the story. Therefore, the very first step in writing your novel is to determine what mystery most of your character is going to solve.
First, answer these questions. What is my character’s main task during the story? What does he or she need to learn?
Next, give most of your character a seriously compelling basis for completing their task. Let’s use our previous science fiction novel being an example. Our main character needs to work out how to obtain home while he desires to witness the birth of his first child. Maybe he’s carrying a vaccine that may cure an epidemic on his home planet. Maybe he only has three days of breathable air. Maybe he has a message that really must be delivered to the president to be able to prevent war. The more dire the effects, the higher the story will be. The listing of possibilities is endless.
You will see how important the phrase “because” is when you’re writing your novel’s statement. It could turn recommended for a novel into a great idea. Try using this format for the novel’s mystery sentence: The main character needs to (write the situation here) because (write a compelling reason here).
You need to use this mystery statement as part of your marketing material when the novel is finished. It could can be found 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 mystery statement. Or even, there’s a good chance your novel lacks focus. I’ve seen some pretty decent writers spend a lot of time writing very mediocre books which sold just a few copies since they ignored this simple secret.