Writing Believable Fiction

La lectura de un texto es el medio que utiliza su autor para entablar amistad con su lector.:
from, http://www.npr.org/series/three-books/

I have a question for all my creative writers out there! I am stumped on how to write convincing fiction and make it hook the reader into the story.

What makes something worth reading, in your opinion?

Here’s the reason I’m asking: I would eventually like to write a fiction novel, and while I can list several fiction books that I really love, I am not sure how to emulate it.

The Letterfolk Writer Oak is a classic, striking piece for any space. Ideal for wordier messages or poignant brevity, this letter board provides adequate real estate for unlimited personalization.
click to follow

How do I make my writing my own, yet make it something that someone will want to read someday? I’ve come up with a few things that I enjoy in a story.

  • Memorable characters: I like the characters to have a background that is revealed as the story unfolds (from both sides: the protagonist and the villain).
  • Twist in the plot: As I read a story I want to anticipate what will happen next. I am pleasantly surprised when I the story takes a turn that I didn’t expect!
  • Manner of writing: When the author uses language or phrases that I am unfamiliar with, yet explains it through his/her descriptions, it opens my imagination to something new.

So I’d like to hear from you! What do you enjoy in your fiction? Any tips that you’ve picked up that you are willing to share? 

featured picture, library from Germany, http://steampunksteampunk.tumblr.com/image/154350919192



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑


Poetry in British Sign Language and English

Women Who Draw

Just my life - Relationships, Running, Reading, and (W)riting

Love Travelling

Travel diaries providing inspiration for planning the perfect trip

John Wreford Photographer

Words and Pictures from the Middle East & Balkans

History Imagined

For Readers, Writers, and Lovers of Historical Fiction

Devotion Table

Sharing words of Hope, Encouragement and Love inspired by Jesus Christ

Journey Counseling

Christian Counseling for Women, Teen Girls, and Children

Discovering the Extraordinary

Finding beauty in the everyday moments of life


Lifestyle blog by Natalie. A Mum, Marketing Professional and Lifestyle Blogger. Loves hospitality, travel, tourism, design, social media and food, to name just a few...

5 minutes with...

Interesting questions for interesting people

Violet's Vegan Comics

Virtual Vegan Comics for Children

Read Voraciously

Devouring words one page at a time.


Just my life - Relationships, Running, Reading, and (W)riting


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: