top of page

3 Ways to Make Your Book More Relatable to Readers

Every author wants their book to be relatable to readers. But how can you make something that's entirely fictional seem like it's actually happening in the reader's life? It's not easy—especially if your story is set in a fantasy world or a faraway time period. In this article, we'll explore three ways you can make your book more relatable and give readers a sense of belonging: by telling them what they should expect before they start reading, creating characters who live in their world (and might even remind them of themselves), and waiting until later in your story before revealing important details about the plot or setting.

Tell the reader what to expect.

When you're writing a book, it's easy to get caught up in the story and forget about your reader. That's why it's important to make sure that you let people know what they're getting into before they begin reading. Use a prologue or summary at the beginning of your book


and another one at the end—or both! You can also use a conclusion to wrap up the story and leave readers with some closure. Finally, consider doing something special for your readers by including an epilogue that shows what happened after the end of your book.

Create relatable characters.

  • Be relatable. Your characters need to be likable, realistic, and relatable. Readers want to see themselves in their favorite book characters or at least feel a sense of connection with the fictional beings that are so important to them. They don't have to be perfect; in fact, even if they make some mistakes along the way and have flaws or quirks that readers can relate to, it makes them more interesting when you show them as real people like everyone else (who also happen not to exist).

  • Make sure your characters are memorable. The more memorable your characters are, the better chance you'll have of getting sales from readers who've read similar books in the past by other authors who write similar genres as yourself but haven't read yours yet because they're waiting until after they've finished reading all those other ones first!

Try waiting to mention important details until later in the story.

When you're writing a story, it's important to remember that readers will only be able to relate to your characters if they are grounded in reality. You want your audience to be able to understand and empathize with the people in your book so that they can feel connected with them.

To make a character relatable, you need at least one or two things about their life that is similar to yours or someone else's. For example, if you mention how much a character likes reading books at the beginning of the story and then, later on, reveal that they've read all of Jane Austen’s novels, this will help connect the reader with this character since many people enjoy reading books as well!

In order for readers not only understand but also feel like they truly know these fictional characters (and thus become more invested), there needs​to​be some sort of personal connection between themselves and who exactly it is within each tale being told here today."

Readers are more likely to relate to your book if you make it clear that they can expect to and if the characters are like them.


A reader's relationship with a book is more personal than any other form of art. A reader falls in love with the characters, feels their pain, laughs at their jokes, and cries with them. Readers know that books are not real, but they want them to be real, so they often treat the story as if it were real.


If your story has elements that readers can relate to or recognize in themselves or others, it will be easier for them to see themselves in the story and fall in love with it. When we read a book about people who have never been through what we have been through before, we tend not to care about them as much. But when we meet someone who reminds us of ourselves or someone we know well, our interest is piqued immediately.


In order for readers to be able to see themselves in your characters, you need to make sure that your characters have some qualities that readers can recognize in themselves or others. The best way for this to happen is for you as the writer to know your audience well enough so that you can write characters who will appeal to them based on their experiences and personalities

When readers pick up your book, they want to know what they’re getting into. They want to know if it’s going to be a happy story or a sad one if there will be action or drama involved—and most of all, they need to feel like they can relate to the characters. If you show them that these things are going on in their lives too (or at least similar experiences), then there will be no doubt in their minds that this is something worth reading about.

0 comments

Comments


bottom of page