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7 Things A Fictional Writer Should Never Do!

There are many examples of a fictional writer starting off his story on a very promising note and leaving the reader to feel cheated at the end

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Fiction writing has no specified code of conduct, it is an art where you follow your own approach. Pixabay

Based on interviews, with authors over the years, and conferences, it has been found that fiction writing can be challenging. There is no doubt that a reader’s attention span starts dwindling and being said that, an average reader takes less than a minute to abandon a book or piece of writing. There are many examples of a fictional writer starting off his story on a very promising note and leaving the reader to feel cheated at the end.

Whether you are writing a short story or something like a letter to a fictional character at https://gpalabs.com/, avoid these writing mistakes. Here are some points of consensus and observations:

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As a fictional writer, it is your job to keep your audience hooked to your script. Pixabay

1. Unhooked:

A well-written piece of fiction book serves to keep the reader interested and drawn towards the story with some point of tension, and some drama; all serve as hooks. Boredom! That’s what you need to avoid while writing a fiction, throw open a question and don’t answer it for a while. As a fictional writer, your job is to keep your audience hooked to your script.

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2. Don’t assume there is any single path or playbook a fiction writer needs to follow:

Simply you have to do what works best for you, try listening to the voices in your head and learn to train and trust them, because they will let you know if you are on the right path.

3. Cut!

You sure can write a 1000 page book, but should you? It is not about showing off being wordy or your English vocabulary which can be a surefire shot at rejection. Mostly it is about using the right words that your story needs. An unedited story is an agony for readers because they are reading until the end of your story just to know what happens in the end.

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Even if you like someone’s way of storytelling, do not copy it. Create your own way of storytelling and present your story in your own words. Pixabay

4. Don’t try to write like your idols:

Be yourself. If you try to pretend to write like anyone else, your readers will know. The one thing you’ve got that no one else does is your own voice, your own style, your own approach, so make each section of your story an acceptable experience for the readers.

5. Choose the adverb correctly:

Choosing the right adverb is very important because it brings about a sense of action while on the other hand, it may dilute the action.

6. Avoid putting all your eggs in one basket when it comes to pitching something:

As a fictional writer, ensure you don’t put all your creativity in one book always be working on your next book or idea while you’re querying. Make sure you send out your crispest version to literary agents and publishers.

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7. Don’t be a copycat:

There are many instances such as after the Harry Potter series many writers, all of a sudden, began writing stories with magic as a central premise and after the Twilight series, every other manuscript that landed on a publisher’s desk was about vampires. Yes, you can be inspired by some writers but never ever copy ideas and story plots of other authors.

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Book on Swami Vivekananda ‘The Modern Monk’ to Get Screen Adaptation

Film producer Sunil Bohra has bought the rights of the book

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Sengupta, the rights to whose book "The Man Who Saved India" on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, were also taken by Bohra for a web series. Flickr

 “The Modern Monk”, a book about Swami Vivekananada’s relevance to present-day life and times, is set to be made into a film.

Film producer Sunil Bohra has bought the rights of the book, penned by Hindol Sengupta and published by Penguin Random House India.

“India has a great heritage and I want to make films on some of the people like Swami Vivekananda and Sardar Patel who have built this heritage. It’s my tribute to our country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Bohra said in a statement.

Sengupta, the rights to whose book “The Man Who Saved India” on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, were also taken by Bohra for a web series, is looking forward to working with the producer again.

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“The Modern Monk”, a book about Swami Vivekananada’s relevance to present-day life and times. Pixabay

“More than perhaps any other person in the last 200 years, Swami Vivekananda spoke most passionately of a vision of a renewed, reinvigorate Indian civilization which serves as a beacon of peace and prosperity to the world.

“I wrote ‘The Modern Monk’ to explain in the most contemporary language the importance of Vivekananda’s vision for the past, present and future of India and I am delighted to partner with Sunil Bohra, a visionary in the world of cinema, in bringing this story to millions of people,” Sengupta said.

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Work on the project has begun and the writing is in process, according to the statement. (IANS)