How to Write Like Chetan Bhagat? 5 Tips For You

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You are a budding writer. And deep down, you dream to write a book some day. Some days you wish you could write like a pro, like Chetan Bhagat, India’s bestselling author.

See writing a book is difficult – and it requires a deep understanding of the craft that is writing, and discipline to go to your writing desk every day and sit down and write.

But then tips help. They have helped me writing posts for this blog. And I am sure the 5 writing tips that I am about to share with you will help you write like Chetan Bhagat – and someday you’ll be an author, with a couple of books under your belt.

Here are 5 tips.

1)

Read Chetan Bhagat

How on earth will you be able to write like him unless you read his work?

Get a couple of books written by Chetan. Smell them, feel them, read them, observe the plots, the stories, the characters.

2)

Try writing like Chetan Bhagat

See the purpose at the end of the day is to write like Chetan – and this will not be possible unless you sit, stare at the blank, white paper or MS word file and start writing.

At first, you can try writing as if you’re Chetan Bhagat. Many budding artists, including writers, painters and film stars, begin their career by emulating their role models. You can try this method.

However, soon you’d need to find your own voice and style. You have to be yourself, sooner or later.

3)

Tell me a story; i will give you my attention (and, may be some of my money)

I still remember the days when i would go to my Dad and he would tell me (and, my two younger brothers) some very interesting, very intriguing stories. For hours, we would listen to our father, without a blink; such was the intensity and beauty of those stories. Those were the days when we – the three brothers – would sleep cuddling each other. Alas! we’re grown ups now, busy with our lives.

As a writer, you also got to insert this element of story telling into whatever you write (especially blogs); write as if you’re narrating the thing to a friend, sitting next to you. If not Great Shakespeare, you would surely get to the stature of Chetan Bhagat – the author of that famous book, ‘a night at a call center’.
4)

Get familiar with the rules; then, break them

How on earth you could break shackles if you are not tied with them; similarly, how on earth you could break rules if you don’t understand them.

I would highly recommend ‘On Writing’ by Stephen King, and The Elements of Style by William Strunk (it was actually my manager, Mrs. Mangala, who suggested me this book, The Elements of Style)

5)

Never underestimate the power of editing 

Editing does to writing what good makeup does to a girl. It makes your writing dance and sing. It helps you hook your readers and make them your own tribe.

To get the most out of editing, try editing your work after a day or two. So if you write a post or a chapter of your book on Monday, get back to it Tuesday morning or evening. You’ll be able to better edit and thus enhance your work.

I’m done with my 5 tips for writing like Chetan Bhagat. Now you can have your own tips for better writing or writing a blog post or book. I would love to read them! So please share them.

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