Have you ever been drawn to a book by its title only to be let down when you got to the end?
Every day, countless new novels are published and are simply waiting to be read. But the covers aren’t everything. It has to do with a title that grabs readers’ attention. The summary or blur then appears.
It all boils down to the title and what we expect from it, and today there are a ton of titles that are either terrible in drawing in readers despite having excellent synopses, or excellent titles but terrible synopses.
Where then is the issue?
The issue is that people are making snap judgments without first consulting their friends, agents, or families. We don’t want to be judged, thus we are too terrified to listen to them. But surprise, that is precisely what we require. In order for us to produce something worthwhile, we must accept criticism from others.
Whether the criticism is positive or negative, we still need it to improve our errors and our narratives. What matters is how we write the story, not how we want the story to be told.
A good story must at least twice be despised.
Yes, it must be despised by some. Because if it isn’t, you’ll know something went wrong if everyone enjoys it. Since the reader’s expectations will be higher, you don’t want to let them down even if that’s exactly what we should do. Every tale requires precisely that. Readers who continue reading to learn about the latest developments will be disappointed.
A good story has at least three twists and turns, which is what makes it so captivating. One twist is not enough. People will quickly become bored. Consider Laura Wilson’s The Capital Crime as an illustration.
The fact that the novel is based on two real incidents is admirable, but when it comes to that, people have a tendency to act quickly in order to avoid solving a problem and lengthen the plot.
I knew the neighbor was a killer after reading the first five chapters. After that, the book became quite predictable and tedious, and I had to force myself to complete it. That is exactly what we want to avoid in storytelling.
Amazing books are written by Laura Wilson. She is a fantastic writer, but her tenacity and self-assurance have well outpaced her.
We all adore her works, but in Capital Crime, which I’ve read more than once, it was clear she was prolonging the plot to get it done.
The Break has it all covered, unlike Marian Keyes’ latest work of fiction, The Capital Crime, which is situated in a realistic and heartbreaking reality.
The plot just continues evolving in fascinating ways and hilarious ways. People are embracing her book and are eager to read more despite the turmoil in it, including her eccentric parents, her marriage that may or may not be in trouble, and many more.
Everything is interesting because of the title, synopsis, and reactions of others. What draws our interest, attention, and desire to pick up the book is its straightforward yet intriguing title.
Marian Keyes undoubtedly possesses the qualities necessary for a book to be picked up off the shelf without hesitation.
Could that be how all stories are told? Yes, they could. Just remember to stay true to yourself while taking on new tasks.