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July 24, 2019 at 2:54 pm #39273
Hello! I just started writing a book, and I really need some advice. If you have a few minutes, could you share some knowledge with me? Thanks! 🙂
July 24, 2019 at 8:41 pm #39285
Hello! Okay, so it sort of depends on the storyline. So, in my opinion, no matter what genre you’re writing in, if something big is going to happen in the beginning, it’s usually a good idea to do a couple chapters on what the main character’s life is usually like, so the reader has a chance to get acquainted with them, and be able to relate better to what the main character is feeling about what happened to them.
If you’re writing historical or nonfiction, googling whatever subject or time period you’re writing about is always a good idea; if you’re writing fantasy, basically any villain will do, and the best fantastical creatures generally come from your own mind; it can be fun to build off of standard fantastical creatures (dragons, unicorns, etc.) or real animals (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) to create your own unique animal that is native to your story. It’s also good to pay attention to how people are different from each other, so that the people in your story don’t act too similar to one another. It’s generally a good idea to not repeat a character’s name too much. As in, every couple of sentences (that’s just a rough guide). Hope this was helpful!
Rebekah12 (I haven’t seen you anywhere else, so welcome to the forums!)