4 Tips For Fiction Writers

I’m a HUGE fan of fiction books, always have been and, most likely, always will be! They appeal to the creative sphere of my brain and allow me to immerse myself in a fantastical and magical world that repels the constraints and limitations of reality.

Some of my all-time favourite fiction writers include:

  • C.S. Lewis
  • Roald Dahl
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • Khaled Hosseini
  • David Nicholls
  • Bali Rai

Moreover, provided that a fiction book possesses that indescribable literary pizazz, I will proceed to abandon eating, sleeping and socialising for as long as it takes until I have devoured its ENTIRE contents, from Cover to Blurb.

However, in order to come across such a literary diamond in the rough, it is important that the fiction writer possesses ALL of the following 4 qualities:

1) A coherent writing style: necessary to develop and drive the plotline and to ensure that the story is accessible to the reader at all times.

2) Impeccable descriptive skills: vital in order to bring the story to life.

3) Attention to detail: something that the author must possess in order to allow the reader to connect with and understand the key characters and setting of the novel.

4) And above all… Bucket loads of imagination!!

4 replies

  1. I LOVE fiction! All of the author’s imagination being poured onto paper to produce a wondrous world seperate from our own. I’m also writing my own and I’m in the process of learning how to make it an ebook. It’s a fantasy/sci-fi if you’re interested. ^_^

  2. I like C.S. Lewis and also, Nicholas Sparks. I am a big fan of the older books, like “Out of Africa” by Isak Dinnesen who is a woman and “To Kill a Mockingbird” also written by a woman, her name was Harper Lee. Both were made into movies, as you probably know. I liked the autobiographical movie about C.S. Lewis. I am thinking Anthony Hopkins played him and there was a love story in it. Smiles!

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