Every writer dreams of hitting the bestseller list.
I admit I picked up this book with a lot of trepidation. But I wasn’t disappointed and I don’t think you will be either.
In the Bestseller Code, Ms. Archer covers,
- “Write what you know.” and it doesn’t mean if you were a plumber, to write about plumbing. But to put your experiences with love, anger, joy, loss, etc. into your stories.
- To write everyday things into the story. Taking kids to school, cooking dinner, gossip at the water cooler. You get the idea. Helps readers relate to the characters, creating realism & relatability.
- Add human closeness and connection for shared intimacy. Casual moments help readers see the characters as more than caricatures and more of themselves.
- What will make a character come alive like Pinocchio after Geppetto’s wish comes true?
- Incorporate nonverbal communication such as smiles, glances and other facial expressions.
- Readers need to see and feel an emotional connection between your characters. And a story that elicits an emotional response.
- Why Fifty Shades of Grey by caught fire lighting up the bestseller list. Even with grammatical errors.
- And what one book in the last 30 years, and hits all points in an algorithm as number one of bestselling novels. The title will surprise you. Click here for a sneak peek at the title- surprise.
If you want to understand the structure and writing tips that make up a bestselling novel, you need to read The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel by
The eye-catching coral cover with enticing subheadings lured this writer to open and read. I read this book on the recommendation of my daughter. She loaned me her copy during our holiday. After reading, I bought my own copy because this is a must have for a writers library. The writing style of the authors is engaging, informative and easy to understand. I discovered answers to several perplexing questions. This book delivers what is promised, explaining the success of some books and the failure of others. The Bestseller Code receives 5 stars from this reader.
Have you scratched your head over books like 50 Shades?
Have you read The Bestseller Code?
Do you have a favorite “How to” book on writing?
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