Every writer wants to write a great novel, but don’t assume all writer knows the key that will make the difference between an effective novel and a failure. The key that every writer needs to understand is that every novel is a mystery. I understand that may sound ridiculous in the beginning, especially if you’re writing a romance or a technology fiction novel. At their core, though, even westerns and horror stories are mysteries.
Allow me to explain what I mean. When I say that every novel is a puzzle, After all that there’s something (a mystery) that the key อ่านนิยาย character must find out through the story. In a murder mystery, that is pretty obvious. The key character must find out who committed the murder. This search for the murderer then supplies the framework around that the remaining story is structured. In a romance, the protagonist may need to work out how to get the person she likes to fall in deep love with her. In a technology fiction novel, the key character may need to work out how to get home after his spaceship crashes on a strange planet. In each of these cases, solving the mystery in the story supplies the framework.
This mystery can’t just be a driving comment in the story. It must be the bones of the story. Therefore, the 1st part of writing your novel is to figure out what mystery your primary character is going to solve.
First, answer these questions. What’s my character’s main task through the story? What does he or she need to learn?
Next, give your primary character a seriously compelling reason behind completing their task. Let’s use our previous science fiction novel as an example. Our main character must work out how to get home because he wants to witness the birth of his first child. Maybe he is carrying a vaccine that will cure an epidemic on his home planet. Maybe he only has three days of breathable air. Maybe he features a message that must definitely be brought to the president in order to prevent war. The more dire the results, the higher the story will be. The listing of possibilities is endless.
You can see how important the word “because” is when you’re writing your novel’s statement. It may turn a good idea for a novel right into a great idea. Try applying this format for your novel’s mystery sentence: The key character must (write the problem here) because (write a compelling reason here).
You should use this mystery statement within your marketing material when the novel is finished. It may appear 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 puzzle statement. If not, there is a good chance your novel lacks focus. I’ve seen some pretty decent writers spend lots of time writing very mediocre books which sold just a few copies because they ignored this simple secret.