Ideas for fiction books
- Think of the possible dangers the character may face when trying to solve a problem. For example, an avalanche would be good if their adventure takes place on a mountain.
- Make sure you are away from distractions.
- Make sure your story is well-organized.
- Plan your story, but allow yourself to be surprised by things you didn't expect that come up as you go. Many "plot twists" can arise that even YOU didn't expect, an they are often the best ones.
- Remember to write every day, no matter how boring it might get. Stopping for a day may lead to stopping for a week, thus forgetting many ideas you might have had previously.
- Make sure you are interested in what you are writing. That way you can really get into detail about the topic.
- Pace yourself. Do a chapter at a time; you can even do a paragraph.
- Have depth in your story.
- Be original think of topics you enjoy reading about then make your own story about them.
- If you stop for too long, you lose interest. So either keep writing, or read some books to pass the time. Any electronics are fine, just not too long or it'll make you forget!
- Don't use too many uncommon names as then it becomes unrealistic.
- Ensure that you are able to go to an inspiring, preferably a quiet one, where your ideas can flourish with the influence of your surroundings.
- Don't overload it with details and information. Make sure that there is room to wonder but make sure all questions are answered.
- Don't create a problem (which takes ten pages to investigate), and make the protagonist find the solution in four pages. Lengthen it. Is there something/someone who wants to stop you? Do you need to find clues? Don't rush!
- If you decide to use a thesaurus, make sure that you look up the meaning of the synonym. It might mean something completely different than what you had intended to say.
- Watch your dialogue, characters repeating comments or words gets boring fast.
- Choose names that are easy to remember. They can be unique but don't include too many foreign names, it will make the book harder to follow.
- This might take a year or two if you plan to publish your book
- Don't have more than 3 storylines in your book. You will have to switch between them and by the time you're done with the other characters, the readers will have forgotten what happened in the main storyline.
- Give yourself a time line: 1st chapter rough draft ready on a day you choose.
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As for non-fiction how-to books, I like2006-05-17 20:20:24 by cheerful_in_pdx
These for starters. They are small, quick to read books that (I think) look pretty non-threatening. I introduced the subject with my current sweetie via these and I like them:
The Topping Book
The Bottoming Book
both by D. Easton and C. Liszt
The Complete Spanker
by Lady Green
These are longer books that I still found useful:
SM 101 by J. Wiseman
He likes to put in lots of detail, for example sample long and short negotiation forms. I skimmed it mostly for ideas and point of view.
Leathersex by J. Bean
Written for male/male, but advice can apply for all genders
A Novel Idea: Story Structure Tips for the Break-Out Novelist
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