5 Tips to Improve Your Book

MCS BLOG 13The average person in India reads about 10 hours and 40 minutes a week, while the average person in the United States reads about 5 hours a week. If you’re selling to the U.S. market, then “speed” needs to be part of your books.

Tip One: Cut your paragraphs down to seven lines.

Your reader will move their eyes down the page and feel like the book is moving with lightning speed.

Think about this question for your potential readers, “Do you prefer long paragraphs or short paragraphs?”

Tip Two: Keep your chapter’s four pages or less.

The reader will have a sense of accomplishment, which will increase their confidence and enjoyment of your book.

Think about this question for your potential readers, “Do you prefer long chapters or short chapters?”

Tip Three: Write power sentences.            

A gripping one-liner is called a power sentence. It’s a standalone line that has the same hook appeal as the first line of your story. Sprinkle power sentences throughout your chapters and keep the reader absorbed.

Think about this question for your potential readers, “Do you liked being hooked in the beginning of the story, or throughout the story?”

Tip Four: Read your book aloud.

If you stutter, then so will your reader. If you move along from page to page with your heart racing as each word sounds like perfection to your ears, then you’re good to go.

Think about this question for your potential readers, “Do you enjoy moments when you feel stuck on a sentence or do you enjoy the smooth flow of a novel?”

Tip Five: Use screenplay dialogue.

This is putting the character name in front of the dialogue instead of always saying, “he said,” and “she said.” Screenplay dialogue is a great way to have three or more characters speaking in a scene, increase the speed of the book, and decrease confusion for the reader.

Think about this final question for your potential readers, “Do you enjoy books that move slow, or do you enjoy books that move with a quick pace?”

Speed…speed…and more speed.

“Every book that you write opens another secret to being a bestselling author.” ~ Ron Knight

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