Text Structure

Writing a novel, text structure

Writing A novel
Writing A novel

The text structure is the organization of  text regarding the flow of information from the beginning to the end of the text and the story line. Every writer should have a basic understanding of how the text structure works to achieve their goals of the writing process. Different genres have their specific structures although there are instances where the structures have been used relatively. Writing has often been considered as more descriptive than prescriptive in regards to the structure of the written work. Every part of the writing has a role that is should play and should any part fail; the entire process could be in jeopardy.

The Hook

The beginning of the text is influential to the writer because it serves as the introduction to the text where the writer can keep his audience or loose the audience. The hook introduces the reader to the purpose of the given text regarding the characters, thesis, topic, argument and even the setting. Additionally, the expectations of the reader are developed in the introduction phase of the writing so every writer should strive to develop the best introductions and techniques that would keep the readers wishing for more. The introductory parts should intrigue inner thoughts of the reader by providing illustrative and descriptive sentences that invite the reader to walk with the author through the text.

The Body

The middle part of the text is expected to maintain or heighten the tempo that is set in the introduction. This means that the relationships that are established at the beginning should be explained or expanded depending on the genre of the writing. Different relationships exist in different genres, for instance, cause and effect relationships are primarily used in defining related elements that are based related. There is also the comparison and contrast relationship. This can be used in both fiction and descriptive writing where given elements can be compared and contrasted from one another. Every relationship requires specific words that communicate meaning, for instance, cause and effect relationships majorly use the word ‘because‘ among other words, while compare and contrast relationship uses ‘ like, unlike’ among others. Problems and solutions can also be used in the middle part of the writing especially when the book is informational. However, in some instances, some fictions also use this structure of writing.

The Conclusion

The final part of the structure is the conclusion of the ideas presented. The conclusion has a lot of impact as it determines the perception that the reader develops of the book. I bet we have often heard people wish that the conclusions were different. This last part should leave a lasting impression on the reader, and there are various ways of presenting the findings. Sometimes the author can take the audience back to the beginning, or sometimes the author may have summaries by touching on the main points. The most important part is that the conclusion should make the reader take a stand based on the content of the writing.

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