Reading is my passion. Till date I have 100’s of books while some of the characters and story lines would stay with me forever, some where really really hard to read even a single line more. From the amount of books I have read, I have concluded some points which are must for a Bestseller
We all have one or more characters that are going to stay with us forever. A good book should have characters that affect the readers and connect with them. It doesn’t matter whether they are real or fictional but in that book they should be real enough to connect with the readers.
Narration should be entertaining and gripping. There are thousands ways of describing sun rises from the east but the one with the most picturesque narration will help readers imagine the scene easily. And this make them hooked to the story. For eg., there are tons of love stories available in the market still only some stories touch your heart because they have a gripping narration.
Yes! you heard it right words. Use correct words. Often a times I have read books which has sentences with no meaning at all or at times the meaning is very deep and relevant but because of wrong choice of words they make no sense. Words are the soul of a book if it isn’t true it won’t work. I am not saying that use only intellectual or complex words but the words which can be felt. Words which carry emotions. Which brings me to my next point.
Have an emotional connect with your readers. It can be any emotion thrill, love, lust, lost, happy, sad, anger. Emotions help to connect with the book and their characters better and even make them last longer in the minds of the readers.
I kept this point in the last because it is not that very important for me but it is the essential part of any book. For this I would just say that plot of any book should make sense. Like if you have great characters, you are emotionally invested in the book but if it has no story I don’t think so it would work.
These all are not sure shot formula of a Bestseller but according to me all these points contributes a lot in the success of a book.
What are your thoughts on a book being A Bestseller? Do share it in the comments
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