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Christina Kaye of ‘Write Your Best Book’ On The 5 Things You Need to Know to Become a Great Author

Read. Read as many bestselling books as you can in the genre in which you want to write. Pay attention to the way the author writes their sentences, the balance between narrative and dialogue, how your protagonist’s journey should unfold, and so on. But don’t just read like you do when reading for leisure. Instead, underline, highlight, use sticky notes. You should see my copy of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much is True. It was the first book I ever fell in love with, so I studied Lamb’s craft, the way he structured his story, how unbelievably compelling his characters were to me. All of it. That’s the best way to first get familiar with novels and how they should be written.

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