Have you noticed that some books are unputdownable while there are others where you only read a few pages and never touch the book again, leaving it to gather dust on some corner shelf?
It is because of writing technique.
A good writer understands the reader’s mind and plays them accordingly. They know the touch points that will make a reader emotionally entwined in the story. They know what works and what doesn’t and use it to their advantage.
There are many ways to do this but here are 6 easy ways you can use these techniques in your book.
1. Start your story with a bang – use a point in your life that was an extreme high or a real low.
2. Give a good backstory. Readers want to know you as a person. What makes you tick? What is your family like? So, set the scene and establish your characters.
3. Make sure that you follow the basic narrative structure – the beginning, middle and an end.
4. Use tight sentences, and good dialogue.
5. Decide where the climax of your story is going to be. What incident or incidences really made an impact on you? Make sure that your story peaks at that climax.
6. Remember to tie things up at the end. Leave the reader feeling satisfied and wishing the book had never ended.