Tips on Techniques

Writing Tips
Well-Articulated Settings You have to be deliberate about your choice of words when coming up with the settings for your book. Paint a picture with words. Paint a picture that your audience won’t find difficult to imagine. Some writers are so good that they can adequately put an impression of a particular smell or taste in their readers’ minds. Have you ever read a book so good and well-articulated that even when the author described a particular taste, you could almost feel it in your mouth? This is the power of appealing to the senses. Beyond appealing to the sense of smell and taste, you also have to be adept at appealing to the sense of sight. This is the most important. It helps your audience stay in tune with you. Sight in this context is not necessarily what you see. It has more to do with what your readers can see in their mind’s eye.
Point of View

The point of view is the manner you describe the events in your book. It is the voice of your book. Point of view is just as important as any other writing technique. When you want to pick up your pen or laptop to write, you have to think about the most appropriate point of view for your content.

When determining the point of view, ask yourself these questions: who tells the story? Do they know all the essential details or just a few? Do they see everything that happens, or are they also characters in the story?

Being able to answer these questions helps you determine the point of view that works best. You could opt for the first person or third person point of view.

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The Dialogue

Dialogue is just as important as any other writing technique. Dialogue is the way the characters in your book communicate- with your readers and with each other. The manner of communication must be clear and precise so you don’t confuse your audience and complicate your storyline.

In books, every single word matters. There shouldn’t be any out-of-place word. Every single phrase is directed at painting a bigger picture. So as an aspiring writer, you have to master the skill of creating engaging and useful dialogue.

The Plot

The plot is how events happen in a work of literature. It is a lot more complicated than it sounds. It is also more straightforward than it sounds. It depends on your level of experience.

When coming up with the plot of a book, you have to ask yourself specific questions. When you can finally give adequate answers to those questions, then it means you have come up with a solid plot.

The plot is usually put in motion from the beginning of your work, and everything falls in place as the scenes unfold.

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