The priority of a novel is to offend – on a grand scale!
And you don’t need to pay someone to tell you how to do it either, or for that matter enjoy another year’s doss at University being fooled into thinking you can write.
Ignore the politically correct tutors with their bland pontificating and generous sycophancy. Throw your work into the face of Joe Public and upset him.
Get your hands filthy dirty!
If you have to be told or taught how to ‘create’, then give up now. Writing comes from the heart, not the mouths of those who think they know ‘how’.