Books are such collection of pages that they become inextricably linked to our lives and bookshelves.Its like magic but true like you and they.
Book writing is an art too. Be it creative, fiction, memoir, non-fiction, motivational, it asks a lot from the author and a lot from the reader. So before you begin to write your book, there are three points you should clip in your mind:
While writing, Be honest. Be truthful. But compare it with things. For example, in the book Seven Steps in the Sky, the wives of Indian society had to do what they asked, leave their career, marry early and yet husbands thought them to be just bodies. Talking about freedom, the author tells the truth but compares and states, ‘I’m like a bird in a cage. It is not hungry or thirsty, it says what it is taught, doesn’t say what it is not to say. And the sad thing is it has wings. Outside the cage there is the sky and it is possible to fly up there. The bird knows that and that is the pain’.
Your readers should find themselves waiting. Waiting for the page to be turned. For next chapter. For some new things to happen.
Also, because we all have different personalities, we will all be drawn to different things. An author, as per their individuality, writes something catchy. But some readers may not find that line catchy. They might cling to the very next line! How are you to surpass that? Consider a broad perspective and, as one of the authors, Anne Rice, points out, “Don’t bend or change yourself.” So you talk about pink in general but also bring in fuchsia in light, but your character.
The next thing is maintain your consistency. Write every day. It doesn’t matter if it is 4 pages a day or 3. But write every day. Don’t fail to write. What happens is if you take a break for a day or two or a week, your ideas alter. You continue from the same point but now you are writing with a different feeling. Also, if you take a long break, say a month, you may write with a fresh, dull or indistinctive feeling, and you may not notice it, but when you read the entire piece again, you will notice that sudden flux in the feelings.
And the last thing is, don’t pull. If your paragraph has to end, allow it to. Don’t overdo it with repetition.As you write, you may not realise, but again when you read it, your feelings or ideas more or less seem repeated. It said, ‘Know when to say and when not to say.’ It also said, ‘Know when to elaborate and when not to elaborate.’
All the best for your writing and observe, observe and write and write.