Writing 101 is all about writing... and how to succeed at it!
The hardest part... The Plot!
I often like to come up with plots that are related to my own life and can relate to others lives. The plot really depends on who your audience is.
If you're writing for teens, romance and teen fiction are often the best. Stories of misfits, populars, and people who are unsure of their social status or whose social status is changing often make good stories with interesting plots. Finding love in people with the opposite social status of your main character is also a good plot idea. With fantasy, princesses in trouble who stand up for themselves is often enjoyable. Or prince delinquents who get tamed by pretty commoners are fun to read about.
For adults, I suggest a theme about hardships such as new love, finding a job, or family issues. Adults often like to read about things that they have gone through or might go through and enjoy very realistic plots. So, if you are choosing an adult-focused book, make sure that you can write realistically. Fantasy isn't as popular amongst adults, but if you are going to take a try at that, make sure to have adult themed plots filled with complex conflicts and mysterious characters. Science Fiction is more popular! Adults love alternate universes, so that is always a good, fun genre for adults!
For an audience of younger children, fiction is often the best route to take. Simple stories about friends fighting and then overcoming their difficulties are a sure crowd pleaser. Or, write about how Sarah Loo got taken away to a magical place where she has to find the hidden wand so she can get back home again and save Fairy Land. For this audience, creativity ensures success.
Do you have any other genres you want to write about? Do you need plot ideas? Do you have any tips to share? Comment below by clicking on the blue link "add a comment'!