First my books should be set in some exotic place, that is unknown, unexplored places. Those would be about real life adventures or pertain to life as much as they can. No heroes or heroines but characters which are well developed, normal and balanced. They should be able to cry at the their trials and tribulations. There would not be fairy tale endings as real life is seldom that way.
I would make use of symbolism. My books would show not tell. Historical background along with geographical ones should be given in some detail in the beginning. My book would not contain pages and pages of boring philosophy or speeches. However, those might contain zen like verses. After all, I write poetry!
If death is inevitable, I would not hesitate to show it. I would like my characters to have intersting, meaningful names. Sex scenes would not be explicit. I would rather imply rather than fill pages with all kinds of sex, kinky or otherwise! In a way, it would all be in your mind. My books would not degrade women in any manner. Family ties would be strong.
I would write books which are near to nature and all things in it. No fantasy stuff for me. Let's leave magical realism to people like Gaiman! Those won't be very dark and pessimistic. I do not think life is dark. So that would reflect in my books. My characters would learn from their mistakes and march ahead. Of course, we would need a villain. With out that a book disintegrates. It might be in the form a human, nature or any other adversity.
Wishful thinking, is it not?
On second thoughts, I would prefer writing travelogues, about places, people and the idiosyncrasies.
Sunday Scribblings has a medley party this week named Smorgasbord! Check it out! Is it any wonder, I chose the above topic?