8 Recipes to Make Classic Books

    If you want to write a classic book, here's what you'll need

    This article originally appeared on Bookstr.

    Some of us writers often wonder what it takes to create a successful novel. We draw inspiration from other authors and their works as well as real life experiences. If you’re attempting to write a book, think of it as a recipe. You’ll need certain “ingredients” in your book to make it a hit. Here are 8 novels and the ingredients that made it happen!

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    Classic Book Recipes The Great Gatsby

    1) The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    1 bucket of money

    2 oz of smugness

    3 teaspoons of hatred

    4 cups of wine (red or white, depending on your preference)

    2 tablespoons of betrayal

    1/4 cup of jealousy

    Sprinkles of tears and blood

    Download on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and iTunes.

     

    Classic Book Recipes Lord of the Flies

    2) Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

    1 large plane

    1 deserted island

    A pack of boys

    3 3/4 cups of adolescence

    5 oz of a murderous nature

    3 teaspoons of savagery

    1 tablespoon of crying and screaming

    1 rock

    3 spears

    4 oz of killing

    1 large rotten pig

    Download on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and iTunes.

     

    Classic Book Recipes Lord of the Rings

    3) The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

    1 ring to rule them all

    3 oz of obsession

    5 cups of evil

    5 pairs of hairy feet

    1 wizard

    Generous amounts of death

    Download on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and iTunes.

     

    Classic Book Recipes Wuthering Heights

    4) Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë

    1 adopted child

    1 oz of childhood love

    3 cups of class distinction

    2 teaspoons of betrayal

    1 death

    1 soul, lightly beaten

    1 bucket of tears

    A lifetime of torment

    1 tablespoon of weirdness

    Endless years of haunting

    Download on AmazonBarnes & Noble, iTunes, and Open Road Media.

     

    Classic Book Recipes A Tale of Two Cities

    5) A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens

    1 croissant

    1 can of English baked beans

    A ton of revolutionary spirit

    An array of bullets

    Some infatuation

    A pinch of revenge

    Download on AmazonBarnes & Noble, iTunes, and Open Road Media.

     

    Classic Book Recipes Macbeth

    6) Macbeth, by William Shakespeare

    8 cups of desire for power

    1 lady

    3 witches

    1 blood sausage

    1 cup of blood

    Download on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and iTunes.

     

    Classic Book Recipes Of Mice an Men

    7) Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

    2 men

    1 farm

    A group of puppies

    Some dead puppies

    1 lady

    1 dead lady

    1 gun

    1 dead guy

    Download on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and iTunes.

     

    Classic Book Recipes Catcher in the Rye

    8) The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

    1 field of rye

    6 cups of black coffee

    1 dingy hotel room

    1 angsty teen

    A heaping spoonful of sarcasm

    Stirred inside Central Park

    Buy it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Or download on iTunes.

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