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Tiny Tale

Tiny Tale

“The aim is to conquer, the motive is to dream and life is to seek inspiration.”

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Writer vs Author

Time is ticking and so the perceptions are changing. Not many believe that ‘silence is more powerful’. “Sometimes Silence speaks things that you don’t intend to, so better speak for yourself and say things which you really mean without being mean.”

There are millions ways to add a spark to your thoughts and imaginations. Literature always nailed the interest for poems, haiku’s, fictions and non fictions. Where do you think all these authors draw their inspiration from? The literature is a world heritage which is retained and sustained on and off. Talking about how to express yourself, not many will impassively listen to you while you talk. But the same people might just take little efforts to read what you wanted to say, while they are sipping a cup of coffee. ‘Action speaks louder than words’; here the action is your penning down of thoughts and words are simply the talking that you do. See the difference between writing and blabbering?

If I like something that I read I can read it over and over again. But if I love what someone just told me, I can’t ask them to repeat, right? When a person is full of emotions, you can connect with the world because you know exactly how to strike that emotional chord. Writing has always been a great medium of communication. Be it television, prints, cinemas, or even for that matter SMS and Social media. Don’t you just love receiving a text message from your loved ones? Many young writers have turned successful authors. They have taken up to writing to build a bridge to the heart of the people. Remember how Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are re-written thousands of times, yet the original wins the loudest applause.

Anyone with good communication skills might think that I can be a great author. But that is not really the reality.

To be a good author, one needs to be original in the world of fakes.

If I talk and write the same old myths and beliefs and quotations, how am I helping myself to make a connection with the other world? If I am an author my words must be capable of making people believe in what I believe. My imagination should sink in deep into their thoughts and help the reader wander in their wonderland. My story line been a fiction should hold onto the grounds of happenings and reality. The quotes that I tag should be inspiring enough for the reader to think the way I do. There shouldn’t be a point where the reader might think ‘this is impossible’. The only way to prevent this mind blogging thought is not to exaggerate your story. Use words that a normal dictionary can describe.

Often I have heard people say this novel has very simple English. But what they lack to understand is the book is portraying the simplicity at its best. And also there are books where in people don’t understand a word of it; not even a bit of it. Still such books have been rewarded and applauded for the intensity of the story.

We have so many young authors publishing their fictions year after year. But if you study their novels you will know that they stand exactly from where they began. People today are afraid to experiment. Everyone wants to earn easy and fast money. But trust me giving time to yourself will take you miles ahead in your future. Everything should be enacted as per the desired age. We don’t marry before age, do we? We didn’t go to school while we were infants, did we? We never stood awoke until late night till the time we grew up, fell in love, took the stress of studies and work; If not then why now?

No doubt there are authors who have delivered great stories with crystal clear concepts and space for our own imaginations. But that doesn’t make every another author a great writer. There is a lot of difference between a writer and an author. An author will always publish her work but a writer will only ignite the similar minds with their perceptions and creativity. Be a writer first and second an author. Often people do vice verse, which doesn’t last long.

“Writer is a believer; Author an opinion leader.”

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What is your genre?

“Non-fictions are not loved by many, but understood by few.

Fictions are read by many, but implied by few.”

 

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Every reader knows the difference between a fiction and a non-fiction. But there is more to it; all the readers know is that the fictions are stories and non-fictions are facts.

If my opinion matters I would always suggest people to first read non-fiction books and then jump upon to reading fictional novels. Reason being unless I don’t learn to consider the facts I am not going to read the fiction keenly; all the while I will just think that this is just another story. Just a story? Fictions are meant to be realistic at some point of time. For say Dan Brown’s Da vinci code is a historical fiction, where the history is presented to the readers with intriguing characters and picturesque words. Now is that not a factual fiction?

“A fiction is like a maze, you have to search for the facts; whereas a non-fiction is straight like a ladder, leading you to the first hand facts one after the other.”

Another fictional classic that I remember is ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett. The book talks about racisms which is again a British history and a fact. Two most strong characters of the novel describing the age old caste discrimination striking a chord with the victims; Non-fictions are best when you read them for inspiration, knowledge. Like reading Dhirubhai Ambani’s or David Oglivy’s biographies; or reading recipe books to learn the art of cooking good food; or reading Hitler’s biography to know what and how of his time and rule.

Talking about movies we also have a hit fiction movie based on a non-fiction story. Remember Guru Bhai from the Mani Ratnam’s film Guru? What an amazing biographical film set up in a fictional way. Didn’t we get straight to the point about how hard working pays off by the end of the movie without even realizing that we were actually watching Dhiru Bhai Ambani’s story?

 

“One thing that both fiction and non-fiction have in common is ‘words’; the only difference is fiction brings along a set of emotions.”

Every time I read a fiction book, I believe I can achieve my life tasks with enough efforts. When animals can talk, when kids can do magic, when bee’s can sing and when a tiger can be a man’s friend, why can’t I assume that I can do what I want? At least I will be motivated to take a step forward towards my goal.

Whereas non-fictions can be slightly blunt sometimes. It makes you see through the reality. You might feel a bit introvert thinking what if my desires don’t turn out the way it has to be? But in both the cases you still give it a try. First makes you see the good, second bad.

“Non-fictions are like a school teacher and fictions a tuition teacher”; being said that non fictions give you direct teaching and fiction shows you easy yet fun ways to learn the same thing. Now isn’t that pretty relevant? For someone who is confused which genre is preferable then this is the best example. If you like being spoon fed go for non-fictions and if you like a bit of self adventure then fictions best suits your taste.

“Being guided is better than being independent and practice the self guidance.”

 

Team PepperScript

 

How you make a best-seller, a best-seller?

How to make a story, a success?

Chilean author Isabel Allende once said that writing a book is like putting a message in a bottle and throwing it in the ocean. You never know if it will reach any shores. So just how do you go about facing an empty page, coaxing your ideas into the world and steering the end result toward shore?

We believe that all of us have a book inside us, a story to tell. But it’s not necessary that our book will become the next Pride and Prejudice or Othello, right? Nor does it confirm that we shall be the next Jane Eyre or Shakespeare.

Now, don’t be stuck in dilemma for we provide you some tips which could make your book a success (though we cannot guarantee).

If you thought wide vocabulary is needed for a book to sell, think again. Researchers at New York-based Stony Brook University analysed over 40,000 books from a broad range of genres, as well as film scripts to find that a high percentage of verbs, adverbs and foreign words could be the reason why some books are failing. Also, according to the research these failed books  rely on the words that more explicitly describe actions and emotions, such as “wanted”, “took”, ‘’cried’’ etc. They also use over used clichéd terms like ‘’love’’ and base their books on common geographical settings. This data has been collected through the technique called statistical stylometry and is found to hold true for 84% of the books.

Jug Suraiya- One of the most successful journalist and columnist of ‘The Times of India’ has a different idea on what makes a book sell. In his article ‘A novel idea’ dated 15 April, 2013 in ‘The Times of India’ Jug Suraiya refers to the ‘the vanity press’. In this, a writer will first have to put in some investment of about one lakh or two and approach a publisher to publish 3,000 of his copies. Next, he will have to hire a group of students on payment of the cost of his book plus a fee for their services to buy each and every sales book available on the shelves of the book store. Soon he will see how it gains the title of the ’bestseller’ and like all titles, this too does the work all by itself for itself. “Everyone will want to buy it because it’s a best-seller, and it will be a best-seller because everyone wants to buy it.’’

 

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Now, that we have taken the expert’s opinion, let’s add our own little pointers.

  • Try to come up with a unique or catchy title for your book. -They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, yet if you find yourself in a bookstore trying to pick up a random book to read, what is that one thing you notice first? Yes, its title. Like the first line of the novel, it should captivate the buyer to read it.
  • Have it reviewed by no close friends to avoid subjective review or flattery You may join a writer’s club or chooses an unbiased acquaintance for the same.

 

  • Show; do not tell- Basically, instead of having a narrator describe us the character’s action, it would be preferable if we show it through the character’s actions. For example: Tell- John is extremely hungry; Show- John’s stomach rumbled.
  • Natural Dialogue- Try to make your dialogues as natural as possible. You could say them aloud, if you are not sure of how they will sound.

 

  • Involve All Senses- To really get the reader involved, try to stimulate more of the reader’s senses. For example, if you’ve gone ten pages without stimulating the reader (and character in the book) with an odor, or tactile feeling, sound, or taste, the book will have less immediacy.

Now, that you are armed, bring out your weapon and with all the courage that you can muster, without taking the opinions of others- START WRITING.

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Team PepperScript