Every writer wants to publish a great novel, but not every writer knows the trick that may make the difference between a successful novel and a failure. The secret that each writer needs to know is that each novel is a mystery. I know that will sound ridiculous at first, particularly when you’re writing a romance or a science fiction novel. At their core, though, even westerns and horror stories are mysteries.
Allow me to explain what I mean. When I say that each novel is a puzzle, After all that there surely is something (a mystery) that the key อ่านนิยาย character must determine through the story. In a murder mystery, this really is pretty obvious. The key character must determine who committed the murder. This seek out the murderer then provides the framework around that your remaining story is structured. In a romance, the protagonist may need to figure out how to have the person she likes to fall deeply in love with her. In a science fiction novel, the key character may need to figure out how to have home after his spaceship crashes on an unfamiliar planet. In all these cases, solving the mystery in the story provides the framework.
This mystery can’t you need to be a passing comment in the story. It needs to be the bones of the story. Therefore, the very first part of writing your novel is to find out what mystery your primary character will solve.
First, answer these questions. What is my character’s main task through the story? What does he or she need to learn?
Next, give your primary character a seriously compelling basis for completing their task. Let’s use our previous science fiction novel as an example. Our main character needs to figure out how to have home when he wants to witness the birth of his first child. Maybe he’s carrying a vaccine that may cure an epidemic on his home planet. Maybe he only has three days of breathable air. Maybe he includes a message that must definitely be brought to the president in order to prevent war. The more dire the consequences, the better the story will be. The listing of possibilities is endless.
You can see how important the phrase “because” is when you’re writing your novel’s statement. It can turn a good idea for a novel right into a great idea. Try applying this format for the novel’s mystery sentence: The key character needs to (write the issue here) because (write a compelling reason here).
You should use this mystery statement as part of your marketing material once the novel is finished. It can can be found 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 simply because they ignored this simple secret.