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How to write urban network novels

2018-03-26 22:24:09

Now the network novel is very popular, especially the urban novel, basically everyone likes to watch. For many people, urban fiction is all about looking good, so how do you write about looking good? Here, the starting point of the recent fire, the first order of tens of thousands of "Turn female excellent students" as an example of analysis.


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I will not talk about what commercial, to my personal understanding to analyze why many people scold "Change female excellent student" big poison, but its results can still be counted as quite good. As for why this review? Not for pushing books, not for mixing points, not for Longjing, not for communication, not for anyone. Just for self-summary. Systematize and clarify scattered and vague ideas. At the end of the day, the ultimate purpose of my post is just for me. As for sharing ideas and what is just in passing, it is impossible to talk about the book. Be mean: Why would you let me push you a book? Some friends who like to put the analysis post as a push book post, and the excess of self-awareness, quickly point X, sorry not far to send. Above all, this commentary is not intended to be a joke to the reader. Think if you want to see the joke, you can click X now; If you want to see "Transforming into a female student with excellent results", you can also click X; Want to see scold "Turn into a female excellent student" or point X, holding a book to see the person is still point X. This review will not make any comments from the reader's perspective. But if you are an online literature enthusiast, editor, or writer interested in the tastes of mainstream paying readers, and want to follow the lead of Turning into a Female Overachiever, then this review may provide some ideas and inspiration.


1. Big poison. That's a lot of people's first impression of the book. The transformation article itself is a minority, many readers will abandon the book as long as they see the transformation. Read on to discover that the main character of the book has been made into a super Mary Sue, according to the post, "a shockingly super perfect heroine that even romance novels at the end of the last century would not have dared to write?" Oh (wo) oh (cao), now even female frequency and Jinjiang are not mainstream?" Obviously, it is a niche subject matter and it has such a toxic point that it should be hard to find the place to go, but in fact, as I said before, this book should be quite good. This month as of today, the monthly tickets are ranked in the top 20, and should be set at about 5,000 (hope that there is a great God to provide more accurate data) since it is so toxic, why are the results so good? This is obviously an interesting question to answer. But before answering this question, let's take a look at the saying once spread by the dragon - "the dragon's poisonous grass, the starting point of the fire" sounds very reasonable at first, but this is actually pure bullshit. There are thousands of poisonous plants, but there are only a few poisonous plants that can fire. This sentence is meaningless as a comment in addition to falsely elevating the style of the forum, so that the mixed forum also has the illusion of satisfaction that the style becomes higher. Books that can achieve good results naturally have their own advantages. Whether you choose to or not, face the fact.


2. Back to the point. Why is a book about a niche transformation, about Mary Sue, doing so well? My answer is...... That's the title. "Mary Sue is the skin, the king is the bone." Yes, it means that both the niche subject of transformation and the main character of Mary Sue are just a skin on the surface; Under the skin of Mary Sue, there are the same kinglike elements as the mainstream fantasy upgrade. If you only see the superficial skin, thinking that hard Mary Sue YY can achieve the same results, then unfortunately, your final result is often a terrible street. And what is this kingship element? The answer is -- reward. Effort = reward model. In the best-selling youth comics, there are three elements of "friendship", "effort" and "victory". I have always believed that there are similarities at the core of any popular story, regardless of the subject matter. Friendship is questionable, but the element of effort is also applicable in mainstream online writing. Unfortunately, many authors ignore it. 3. Before we talk about the king element of effort, let's look at another question. Why do readers read the web and why do readers read? My answer is satisfaction. Satisfaction, that's the ultimate core of all stories. Whether it is online or physical, whether it is foreign, or even whether it is a movie, animation, series are also the same. Of course, there are different expressions of satisfaction in different genres. Specific analysis, enough for me to open a post. So here is just a simple point from the perspective of fiction: any reader picking up a story will never be looking for depression and frustration. If you hear someone accuse the main character of your story of being too YY, too Mary Sue, or Tom Sue, trust me, what he or she is really saying is not that your main character is YY. What the reader implicitly means, without even realizing it himself, is that you're not satisfying me! Story-wise, there was never such a thing as a Mary Sue or a main character aura or being too YY. The only question is whether you can satisfy your readers. That's the truth. All of your stories, all of your characters, have to serve the core premise of reader satisfaction. So, if after hearing such criticism, you really naively think that your protagonist is too YY or Mary Sue is a problem, and listen to modify, then medializing the protagonist will only cause more readers to lose satisfaction and leave disappointed. In the end, you can only wait for the tragic end of the subscription slump. This mistake was made halfway through the Transformation into a Female Overachiever, which led to a drop in subscriptions. Fortunately, the author quickly revised it back, and the Mary Sue halo continued to allow subscriptions to rise again. Do readers love Mary Sue? No, the reader wants satisfaction. In summary, from the perspective of the creator, Mary Sue is not a problem, poison point is not a problem, and even too YY is not a problem. As long as you can satisfy the reader, all problems are not problems. Give me just one example. The sneaky poem copying by the main character of "Qing Yuyu" is regarded by many people as a big poison point. To this day, some people say that they can't stand to see the protagonist copy the poem. But the hot results of "Qingyu" that year show that as long as you let readers meet, poison this thing, it is really not a problem. Of course, how to satisfy the reader is an extremely complex and difficult problem in itself. If you naively think that as long as there is no brain YY can do it, then congratulations to you, I welcome you to join the Pujie family on behalf of thousands of Pujie authors.


4. In the mainstream upgrade game, satisfaction is what we commonly call the pleasure point. On the analysis of the cool point, the original comment has been analyzed by many posts, they said very well, I do not need to repeat it here. What I want to say is that in addition to hitting the face, there is a very important element that is easily overlooked - effort. Yes. You read that right, in the web article known as YY Goldfinger, effort is a very, very important element. The kingship element. Maybe as important as a punch in the face. Unfortunately, many authors ignore it. For example. Many friends who like to play games like to use modifiers, but once you start to use modifiers, it will soon overdraft the game, so that you feel that the game is boring. Too easy to get things, will not cherish. The same goes for satisfaction. It's easy for the protagonist to kill the four sides, of course. But the reader soon gets tired and even bored. Because the protagonist doesn't put in the effort to match what he gets. The reader will subconsciously disagree. Flip through books about tomatoes, potatoes, and even skeleton elves, and you'll find that they all, intentionally or not, describe how hard the main character works. Whether you agree with this golden finger effort or not, there is no doubt that it will make readers identify with it. Of course. Just as the reader accuses the character of being too YY and too Mary Sue, not because he or she is too YY and too Mary Sue, but because he or she is not enjoying the satisfaction of the story; Similarly, 'effort' is more than literal. Pure effort is meaningless and boring and must be accompanied by rewards. After every effort, you must give a reward. Tomatoes, potatoes, and even skeleton elves, in their books, each time the protagonist's hard work, they will give corresponding rewards - or successfully escalate to defuse the crisis, or practice killing and punching the face, these rewards are their efforts to deserve. It's also the key to keeping readers satisfied. Golden finger (unique specificity) + effort (at the cost of making the reader agree) = reward (the protagonist proves he deserves to succeed/win). This is the core of the mainstream upgrade. One of the interesting things you'll find if you look through "Turn into a Female Overachiever" is that the number of times the protagonist is mentioned as hard as the number of times the protagonist is narcissistic. It is mentioned so often that it is a little annoying. But it is absolutely necessary. It is constantly reinforcing the impression to the reader that the protagonist has made so much effort and deserves all this! This is Wang Dao can not be written in Wang Dao, so even if it is such a minority subject matter, it still has a good result. If the "Turn female excellent student" abandoned the "hard work" this element, only rely on selling cute crazy Mary Sue halo, not to say that the street can not find the north, at least will not achieve the current results. 5. Here continue to talk more about 'efforts' to emphasize once, a lot of things can not only be simply understood from the literal meaning, readers accuse the protagonist too YY too YY too Mary Sue is not really too YY too Mary Sue, you do not think that' efforts' is to let the role a strong pensive silly practice, then the street family still welcomes you. If you're going to write a character that's so hard working and so stupid that he throws himself on the street, I'm not gonna be responsible. In essence, the kingship element of "effort" refers to a pattern mechanism implicit in the word, a causal logic between action and reward. Its ultimate purpose is to satisfy the reader. So 'effort' itself is a general term. There are different manifestations in different types of texts.


All the positive actions that prove that the protagonist really deserves success/victory are in the element of 'effort'. And hard cultivation is only one of them. ... Finally, to my personal taste, when I evaluate the Transformation of female overachiever to the large group of readers, there is no poison point. But when narrowed down to individuals, many of the shortcomings can be ignored in front of the present amplification. Starting with five points for grain and grass. Many of the innuendo that the author thinks is funny is actually very boring. Minus one point. This latest episode has gone too far. It's like eating a mouthful of fat. Subtract two points. From time to time, the book reveals the author's three views, and makes some hasty conclusions at will, affecting the reading interest. Minus one point. I hate lilies. In particular, the argument of the so-called protagonist that "pure lily is far more noble than the cold and beautiful lace edge" really makes me feel funny. Minus one point. ... Yeah, that's a clean five. That's a zero. I'm getting rid of my book.