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Monday, 27 June 2016

Things to know before stepping in to Authorship

Fiction Authorship 101!!!

Everyone just loves a page turner. There is no room for appetite or sleep if the print had enough substance to get the reader motivated. Of course, this is just applicable to the people who are into reading! For those who are not, they are missing out on a lot.

Imagination raises you to a different level among your peers. Innovations rise from an imaginative perspective. The picturization that the author comes up with leads the reader into an imaginative delirium. The characters coalesce and separate.  Different sides of the character push to the forefront and the reader makes for himself/herself a crude outline of images for the text. Movies are a spoon-feeding venture, giving the audience an array of images, which do not push upon the imaginative capability of the individual, but just resort to entertainment and pleasure.

With these very few words, I hope someone got incited to give reading a shot. Now well Let's take a deep long look at the authorship:

  • What exactly should he/she aim for?
  • Who exactly should he/she cater to?
  • How much picturization is essential?
  • Should the fictional work go miles into futuristic technology that people can't relate to or relate more to present/past times?
There is a wide array of questions that need to be answered by the writer.

So Let's get on with it! First of all, the author should have a clear idea as to what kind of a reaction he expects from his/her audience, whether;

1. He/She expects a crazed delirium with them itching for the suspense to be revealed.

2. He/She wants a relation created between the reader and the protagonist by making the protagonist a strong multi-faceted character (more of a binding with the character).

3. He/She wants the colour of humour and light-hearted stature to warm the reader’s minds than mind boggling suspense.

These are some of the very few aims a fiction writer can have in mind before going about filling the parchment.

Well, once the aim is set, there is always the question of the audience to be catered to. Is it the kids, average adults or the more literate audience you want the book to be read by? 

The inculcation of traditions, facts and complicated vocabulary can only mean the book has been set aside for the more professional readers, with a mind that can take in and relate to the author. Or else the book can cater to a larger audience without any segregation, a work of literature that can relate to anybody

Now that we have the audience and the aim, let's go more into the writing of the book. The elucidation of a particular character’s traits, the explanation of scenery, the description of the atmosphere of the chapter, all these are very important for the success of the book. There is a need to give the reader that one-way clue to imagining the delicateness or eeriness of the environment and the coarseness or softness of the character in question.

There can be an extensive picturization or a more direct passage to the plot of the story.There is another important factor that needs to be taken care of when channelling all your thought into the book. How fictional do you want the book? It can be as fictional as Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park or more relatable like the Jeffrey Archer and David Baladacci novels. Even Dan Brown took to the relatable topic of religion to gain prominence as that is a field which takes up a lot of interest, basically trying to build a connection to the past.

This will prove to be just an insight into the vast world of authorship, but an insight many people might be in dire need of. A step by step procedure always helps.

But as always, there has got to be a Readership 101 before Authorship 101. Step in your market’s shoes before becoming the supplier...!


Written by Adishesh Premkumar
An ardent believer in lethargy. An astute follower of all the good things in life.


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