Fiction writing can get complicated if you don’t have an idea of what you need to do first, how you should get started, and even the hints you need to know yet. These important points will provide you a better idea about the important components in writing your story, to eventually see them flow accordingly.

 Show, don’t tell.

This perhaps is very basic in writing yet very significant in all aspects. To show and not tell is letting your audience experience the story through the characters’ five senses. This can be executed through the character’s actions, words, thoughts, senses, and feelings.

 Three-dimensional characters

Three-dimensional characters are characters that comprise substance. They establish that connection with you through your thoughts or personality. The first dimension is the character traits or little personality quirks that make up a character. The second dimension you need to consider in your character is his/her inner conflicts, weaknesses, fears, or her skeletons in her closet that may oppose her outer image.

Lastly, the third dimension is your character’s moral substance. The character is defined based on the decision he/she makes.

 Point of view for fiction writing

Determine the POV that will suit best for your story: first-person; second person; third person, godlike perspective or less omniscient. Choosing your point of view identifies your relationship with the audience. It helps create a story your audience can comprehend.

 Write what you know

If you are about to write about a chemist specializing in the use of methamphetamines without a proper background about science and the dynamics that comprises a fraction of your story, you are likely to commit more fact-based errors.

 Write like you’re writing for yourself

See yourself in the shoes of your audience. Is this the book that’s worth the read over the other hundred books in this bookstore? Was I enticed with the book’s book cover or the synopsis itself? Did the first few lines make me flip more through the pages to figure out what happened next? Did it connect to me emotionally?

Needless to say, your final draft isn’t really the final yet. You’ll have to go over some multiple revisions and that’s normal. Trust yourself in the process that you can do the thing!

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