I would like to welcome Ronnie Custer to NAG today. He is here to share some thoughts about some of the challenges we have as authors and some tips to help overcome them. Have some to share to add to the discussion? Please leave a comment. Enjoy!
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The main areas of author challenges lies in critical aspects of strong and sustainable plot, solid and convincing set of characters, creating and maintaining suspense, interest and tension in the story , building suspense slowly, gradually and sustainably and finally have a smooth, convincing and well knit climax that is not too abrupt, hasty or too slow. The climax should not really be an anticlimax and should be well planned and executed. Even a strong story may suffer due to a weak, characterless and limp climax and this creates more author challenges.
First Author Challenge- strong, masterful and sustainable plot
Tip Number 1: Build the entire plot with all its ramifications in your Mind before typing it on your computer: It is important that the author is very clear about the plot and sub plots in his mind before putting it on his laptop. Often the plots go astray midway and that is indeed the end of the challenge. Build the plot brick by brick and you will see the story unfolds itself.
Tip Number 2: The plot must be tense, sustainable and interesting to attract and retain reader interests: All aspects of the plot must be bound together well and inextricably and pain must be taken to offer the very best, without compromise. Even one loose strand in the plot could convult the story and makes it unsustainable.
Tip Number 3: The plot should be devoid of any material defects or shortcomings which wary readers may easily pick up and rent apart. Plot needs to be strong, robust, sustainable and interesting
Second Author Challenge- Great set of characters
Tip Number 1: Character and characterization are important aspects that need to be
always kept in mind, more so since they bear direct and straight relevance and bearing
with the story and its unfolding.
Tip Number 2: Use minimum set of characters and effective use of realistic and
admissible characterization, to create and maintain reader interest.
Tip Number 3: Variety and verve are important constituents and the characters need to be brought to life along the course of story. Introduction, maintenance and end of each character needs to be smooth, well played and well judged
Third Author Challenge: Creating suspense and satisfying plot needs
Tip Number 1: There is need to give issues to each character and move the story along
Tip Number 2: Characters need to work out on their issues and create drama
Tip Number 3: Need to use shorter sentences during the exciting scenes in book
Tip Number 4: All along the suspense must be taut, tight and well drawn. The reader must always be made to feel- what is next and enthralled about the writings. At no point of time should there be letdown of suspense effect or the reader may lose interest and close the book
Tip Number 4: Since loss of reader interest is major challenge, it needs to be well looked into and fully and effectively addressed
Fourth Author Challenge: Creating and sustaining Climax
Tip Number 1: Since this is the main issue, it is important that due attention is paid to the creation and smooth build up of climax till the end. A good book is one in which the reader is not made aware of what is going to transpire next, or how the real culprit is.
Tip Number 2: The climax must be slow and well built, sustainable and convincing and should not serve to be an anticlimax. As is often the case, a rally good story is ruined by a bad climax that cannot deliver convincing results. So the whole effect is lost and the damage control mode has to be initiated to set things right. Besides, it is often the case that climax may be strong but the story lacks depth, intensity or scope. This is also not too good. All steps must eventually lead to a good climax and not vice versa
Tip Number 3: The best way out would be in terms of having alternatives of 3-4 climaxes and then fitting the best one of these alternatives, which snugly fit the story line.
Tip Number 4: Remember to make the climax real and worthy, and a culmination of all
that has been going on in the earlier pages. The climax needs to fit the story like a glove and should well wrap up the deliberations
Indeed, the writer challenges are many but can be remedied if the author sets his mind firmly into it. Finally it really boils down to the readers to pass opinions of the book and readership views are very important and critical about the success, or failure of book.
Indeed some authors have the gift of producing masterpieces with very little efforts and others cannot produce sustainable reading even after years of practice and efforts.
Perhaps story telling is an art and requires keenness of mind and ability to master it.
Author Bio: I am Ronnie Custer and I am concentrated on writing both academic and non-academic cases for the past several years which in actual fact assisted me to gain knowledge a great deal in writing grading assignments for all sorts of students. So far, as a result of my vast experience in writing industry, I have worked with different essay writing services & professionals. Writing your dissertation through essay writing services is the best easier thing that you can get the papers without any risk.