Posts tagged creative writing
Posts tagged creative writing
I must remind myself—
they can’t tell that I didn’t write this bit immediately after that one
the six months where I ignored the manuscript are not visible to the naked eye
the bit where I put my head in my hands and muttered “I have no idea what I’m doing” takes place in the single space…
This is beautiful and true. They don’t know which were the parts I loved or loathed with all my soul, they do not know about the procrastination, they do not know.
They do not know, and their ignorance is bliss and beauty to me.
Oh beauty beauty beauty. And since I’m working on my novel WIP, this is so helpful. I’m at that third part, the one where I put my head in my hands and mutter about what a failure I am (even though, about 2,000 words later, I can see it’s actually coming along rather nicely).
“A terrible villain is like a good meal – you almost hate to see it eaten.”
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The storytelling elements:
1. The Contract
In the very beginning, you have to make a promise. Will this be violent? Scary? Fun? Tense? Dramatic?
2. The Pull
Keep it light in the beginning. You don’t want to scare people away by being too dense — you must trust The Contract.
3. The Incident
This is the event that sets everything in motion. Should occur early and keep the story together.
4. The Reveal
Just before the Point Of No Return, the main character learns what the story is really about.
5. Point Of No Return
The forces of good are faced with an impossible decision that concerns fear, safety, love, hate, revenge or despair.
Sorry, but you must allow the the forces of evil to have an epic win.
7. All-Is-Lost Moment
The moment where all is lost. You must portray the deepest despair for the forces of good.
8. News Of Hope
This is the possibility for one of the side characters to shine. A light that shines into the total darkness of the moment.
The shit hits the fan and the good puts everything at stake and overcomes — despite impossible odds.
10. The End
Public displays of relief and happiness, love and forgiveness. It’s great! We also learn that the hero has evolved.
Article from Doktor Spinn written by Jerry Silfwer aka Doktor Spinn
Victor, a newly-widowed father, is struggling to keep his young daughter alive amid an invasion of mutated, wolf-like creatures known as the howlers. But the struggle to survive is the least of Vic…
So this just happened: my story “No Room for Valor” has been published on JukePop Serials. Since it’s serialized, the first chapter has been posted and subsequent chapters will be published once a month.
Now, here’s what I need you to do. First, read it and enjoy it—I wrote this for you. Next? Share this news—FB, Twitter, Tumblr, anywhere. Last, and most importantly, make a free profile on JukePop Serials so you can +vote each chapter and get email notifications when a new chapter is posted.
I know, I know, the account thing is a turn off. But here’s why this is very important to do: 1) You can’t comment without one, so you’d have no voice tell me how much you love/hate it, which parts made you jump, or what you’d like to see in future chapters; 2) You can only read the first chapter without an account—after that, you’d be stuck in story limbo, never knowing what happened or who it happened to; and 3) +Votes are how both I and JukePop determine the success of a story—more +votes = me knowing you like the story + a higher ranking for the story. The higher the story rank, the more eligible I become to earn monthly cash awards for having a popular story. All this is to say…it’s worth the time to make the account, trust me.
So go check it out! Now! RIGHT NOW! I really hope you like it.
We’ve been asked this question a few times so I decided to write a post on it rather than just answer one person. I hope this is somewhat useful…
Some things to bear in mind when you’re creating a character:
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