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How to Write a Good Book (With Tips)
How to Create a Good Title
So, a great book needs a great title! You can name the book after many things, like after the character or after a quote a character says. A creative idea is to name the story in another language. However, make it short and mystic. Make it mean something. You can also name it after the main character.
How to Make an Awesome Chapter
If you want to do a chapter book you don't have to exactly name it the chapter. You can simply call it "Chapter 1" instead of adding a whole overview (like "Legend and Lords"). Try to make the chapter like an entire story- have the main character (if from first person viewpoint) tell about himself, or make it a prologue (which starts off the story with a bang). Chapters are usually 9 pages long, so make it long and full of detail. Remember, try to involve the reader from the first paragraph.
How to Write an Overview
If you want to create an overview, first decide what your story is about. If it's about a boy called Jerry, then develop his character. What is his personality? Job (if he has one)? Skin color? Hair color? Eye color? Fave pet or friend? Whose his parents? What type of story is it? Mystery? Then make Jerry a killer or a detective. Horror? Make Jerry a victim of a killer, and then make Jerry come back as a ghost who goes around killing people the same he died. Romance? Jerry could be the main guy who finds love in an unlikely place.
How to Work Up an Outline
Help also comes in the form of an outline. Start out with a "1. Beginning" and then "A. An overview of main character ". Then place a "1. Personality:???" under that. Confused? Look down below for a completed outline of Jerry and his story.
1. Personality: Mysterious, kind, stuck up sometimes
2. Description: Black hair, brown skin, brown eyes
B. Jerry walks to bar
C. Jerry meets a killer
A. Jerry gets kidnapped along with many others in the bar
B. Killer says he will kill everyone if his demands aren't met
A. Jerry is taken hostage and the killer says he will kill him
A. Jerry manages to call police
B. Everyone is saved and the killer is put in jail
How to Publish
Now you want to publish? You can use Lulu.com to make your book into a printed masterpiece or a digital work of art. You have to pay a fee to get the book printed but the ebook costs nothing unless you want to sell it to ebook displaying companies (like Amazon).
Other Tips (Naming the Story)
1. Do not try to name the story after a whole quote (If that's what you chose). Instead, shorten it.
2. Do not name the story after a character's first name unless it focuses on that character. A last name, like Anderson, may work. Ah, "Anderson", gives you a flair of romance if joined with the right storyline and cover!
3. One good tactic is researching what your main character's name means. For example, Lola means "strong woman". Then you can name the story "Strong".
Other Tips (Naming the Characters)
1. When naming a character, don't try to go over the top. A name like "Lilly Tulip Iris" is just too flowery, and repeating. Try varying the name, like Ripley Iris Jackson, and don't make the name have two or three middle names unless you're writing about the queen or something royal.
2. Don't make the last name too boring. That is, unless you want it to be. It all varies. A last name like Johnson may seem a little dull to me, but seem vivid and full of life to you. Just follow your senses and try to look from the audience's prespective. My dad recently advised me about a name and told me that the name may be pretty to me, but be dull to the audience.
3. Don't overdo it. Don't try to name the character after his personality (unless it's a housepet named by a child) or his features. Calling a human Broken may be strange, but great for a cat.
4. As stated above, only name a character because of his personality (because how did his parents know he would have that personality? Etc) unless he changed it himself. Then maybe.
Other Tips: Grammer
1. Depending on your audience, don't use big words. Use words that fit your audience and genre.
2. Don't use words that aren't that common too much.
3. Always try to hint what the word means if it is unfilmilar in the sentence.
5. Be descriptive! Use vivid words and try to illustrate for younger readers.
Only YOU Can Tell the Story Your Way!
Remember, this was just an article about how you could do it. It doesn't mean that you could write the story better than what you could do if you followed these instructions. You could always make the story more mystic, or without chapters, because it's your story!
No one can pick up your idea and immeaditely know what it is about. You have to do that yourself. You have to make it beautiful...it doesn't matter if it's ugly to someone else, only if it's prefect to YOU!
Thank You for Reading
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