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Fiction Writing

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Fictitious novels are works of imagination that are not true. This category contains all questions regarding the techniques of fictional writing.
Doesn't matter what interests me - write what YOU are interested in! Otherwise you're going to get bored before you're even halfway through. Professional authors know that you can't try to write what's popular now because it'll be over before the book gets published. The only thing you can do is...
The 5 parts of a personal letter are: Heading - This includes the recipient's address and the date (in some cases, it's OK to just write the date) Greeting - the act or an instance of welcoming (Dear.......,) Body - the main text of your letter Complimentary closing - The closing includes a short...
  The simple answer to this question is "Yes, of course." In many cases, a composition about literature, film, etc., will be read by an audience that is unfamiliar with one or all of the pieces being discussed. If that's the case, plot summaries make subsequent discussion of the books/films/etc....
I have traveled to and lived in a lot of places. I would have tosay the most tranquil are the ones with the fewest people. Thoseinclude small communities or rural settings. For me, the mosttranquil is the north shore of Prince Edward Island--sitting on theedge of a sand dune watching the ocean,...
You don't have to have plot within plot to have an interestingbook. Most books just have one plot, or maybe a plot with a minorsubplot.
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Asking people is a polite thing to do; however if for whatever reason you can't, you can do as many writers do and say at the start, 'All characters and/or places used in this work are totally fictional. Any resemblance to real people and/or places is entirely unintentional.'
The ending of a story is crucial. The whole climax of the story is building up to this point. The ending should bring closure to the horror of the rest of the story, and should show the reader what happens to the characters right after the story climax. Horror stories have two major categories to...
I like Richard or Angela. They sound good with the last name.
  I'm not sure that it is... but if it is, it is because it is easier to treat smaller subjects in a short story. You don't have to develop the ideas as much, and you can cope with smaller topics. You could do this in a novel as well, but it is harder, and could take more development.
They do, but on the Story Traffic page, you can go back to each past month.
Yes, using some sort of sequencing device helps you know what you've already included and what you still need to include.
Only you can come up with a good name! Book Titles come from the story , not from some anonymous person on the internet! Titles are not as important as some writers think, also - your title might change many times between your first write and your final draft! Think about your story - what is...
Story maps and diagrams are to help you organize your thoughts so that the story flows better and stays logical.
Click the link to see how authors do this -- you're going to need to research the Middle Ages, too, if you want to write a good Medieval story!
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Whittingsley, Corbyglen, Bitchfield, Ropsley, Colstworth, Stoke Rotchford, how's that for a start?
Whatever you name your characters is a good name for you - they're your characters!
First-person POV shows an intimate look at one character. It letsyou get inside their head and see the world from their perspective.
It would be a first person narrative about becoming a soldier and  working as a soldier.
Depends on your tastes.Standard categories:Gothic Romance - "Rebecca" by Daphne Du MaurierRomance - "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret MitchellPhilosophical - "The Fountainhead" by Ayn RandPolitical - "The Grapes of Wrath" by John SteinbeckHumorous Classic - "Huckleberry Finn" by Samuel ClemensClassic...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Real organizations don't have fancy names. Think about the ones you know about - American Diabetes Association, United Way, Greenpeace. Your vampires will probably have a totally normal name using either a city or country name.
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Understanding a character implies that we can relate to it better over the course of the story. This helps in understanding a story as the character is the main factor which influences almost everything that happens in the story.
You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the...
Any idea that is interesting enough to you will be a good idea . You cannot write a story or novel based on ideas that someone else invents - you won't be interested enough in the subject to be able to research and write anything that will actually sell. Plus, anonymous people on the internet have...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
The four types of conflicts in literature are:  Man vs. Man, Man vs. Self, Man vs. Society, and Man vs. Nature. These are all self explanatory, man for example could be a hero fighting a villain, self being an internal conflict such as a moral choice, society for example a character rebelling...
Fairy Tales.Also, the creation story and first verse in the bible. Genisis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
You need to invent your own names if you're going to be a writer. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to invent your characters for you! I use online name generators for the names of my secondary characters - the main characters. I take my time and choose special names from baby...
You could be talking about science fiction, as although it is very much fiction and made up from the writers imagination, it does hold some elements of science.
Joyce Carol Oates said it best: "The first sentence can't be written until the final sentence is written." Worry about finishing your story, not about writing the perfect opening sentence! You can change anything you like once you've finished -- go back and think of a great first sentence then,...
Circumstances is such an open ended word that should work in your favor. I studied a bible story about Cain and Able, who were brothers and the sons of Adam and Eve, in which Cain killed Able because he thought god like him more.It could be argued that it was the circumstance of his own choices that...
If you're going to write a story, you need to learn how to invent names. Here's a link to help you.
Only you can come up with a good name! Titles come from the story , not from some anonymous person on the internet! Titles are not as important as some writers think, also - your title might change many times between your first write and your final draft! Think about your story - what is going on...
There's not a special list of words that stories have in them -stories are made up by the writer, so every one of them isdifferent. The climax is when the action reaches a peak. Instead oflooking for some kind of "hint" words, look for what's going on inthe story. When everything seems to be...
You need to invent your own names if you're going to be a writer. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to invent your characters for you! I use online name generators for the names of my secondary characters - the main characters. I take my time and choose special names from...
If you're going to be a writer, you need to learn how to invent your own names - here are some links to help you get started
Aristotle was the first to describe the plot as having a beginning,middle and end. Gustav Freytag modified this and added rising andfalling action to the structure..
Aristotle was the first to describe the plot as having a beginning,middle and end. Gustav Freytag modified this and added rising andfalling action to the structure.
This is an Italian form of the Latin name Herminia. In Antioch, you'd probably be more likely to see the Latin form.
you could just summarize events that happen in chronological order.
well from my understanding, documentary novel are the writings which describes an event that has truly occurred other words nonfiction events like national geographic events. However, a regular novel are fiction stories or made up stories for example is the mills and boon collection. an example of a...
Vampires have a whole range of reactions to sun-light: Count Dracula was only slightly weakened in day-light, Count Orlock was vapourized on the first touch of dawn. Edward Cullen merely sparkled in sun-light. A novel reaction to sun-light might be purification. A vampire in prolonged exposure to...
Location has nothing to do with the character, so no.
Write about whatever is interesting enough to make you want to write about it! If you try to write about what other people think is interesting, or write what you think is going to sell a lot of books, you're going to end up bored and write a dull book (if you even finish the thing at all). If you...
You usually don't. Leave stuff like that for the experts -- andeven they have a lot of trouble switching POV in the middle of abook! Use one POV throughout.
Your title should hint at what the plot is going to be about. Think about Jaws, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, or Stargirl -- you get a good idea what you're going to be reading about, don't you?
It's essential because conflict pulls the reader in and keeps their attention throughout reading the story. It also helps us to relate to the character that the conflict is happening to.
Technically, one could argue that there are so such things as bad character traits, as humans have developed intricate psychological traits through 200,000 years of evolution, each with their own purpose. However, many of these traits are outdated, as humans are literally discovering technologies...
The narrator tells some characters thoughts, such as those of the main character or characters, but never tells the thoughts of other characters. Limited third person point of view is a literary term, referring to the point or perspective from which a fiction story is told. One characteristic of a...
Most stories have an order of events. If there's no order, it's to make any sense out of a story. However, some pieces of modernist literature forgo a clear order of events (or any order at all).
The ambiance of a sad place can be described as: . quiet . solomn . morose For example, a funeral home or a Catholic Church during Lent. At the same time, a sad place could be described as: . reverent . respectful . spiritual, even if sad . having historical ties For example, a cemetery.
Joyce Carol Oates said it best: "The first sentence can't be written until the final sentence is written." Worry about finishing your story, not about writing the perfect opening sentence! You can change anything you like once you've finished -- go back and think of a great first sentence then,...
Freytag's Pyramid is named for Gustav Freytag. He analyzed the form  of story (short stories, books, plays, etc) and came up with a way  to tell what the basic parts of any story were.
Write whatever you want -- you're the author! If you're interested in one, write that one. If you like something else, write that instead. You have to write what's most interesting to you , not what some anonymous person on the internet tells you to do.
Internal traits are those that are not visible, like emotions and  thoughts. External traits are on the outside, and are visible, like  your appearance and your behavior.
I use online name generators for the names of my secondary characters - the main characters. I take my time and choose special names from baby name books! Click on the LINKS for character name generator websites!
Whatever you want her to be named. You're the writer, not some anonymous person on the internet! Here's a link to a name generator to give you some ideas.
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Yes. Just put a glossary at the back.    It's best not to use a lot of dialect - it's confusing to read. Put  in just a little at the beginning, to show what it sounds like,  then just write the speech in plain English. The reader will  remember the dialect and "say" it correctly in their...
A character chart is where you write about your characters in a story you are writing. There is one in the link, check it out!
  setting in story is the time and the place where the movie, play made it and which and what year. example) the camp rock made in last summer in June 2008...........
The theme of a story is the moral, or what the author wants the reader to take from the story, i.e. 'be careful what you wish for,' 'don't count your chickens before they're hatched,' 'don't judge a book by it's cover'. The theme is usually less obvious than the topic. The topic or main idea is what...
"so i heard you didn't go lastnight?" "i was just too scared. how do you go to church with killing someone on your mind?" "just eat a tictac, you'll be fine," *cough* "it happens to me all the time and i still go but only with my tictacs." The above would be fine ... except the person has not...
All of them. If you don't have exposition, you won't know what'sgoing on; if you don't have rising action, there's no tension andthe story is boring; if you don't have a climax, the story neverends and that's boring and confusing; if you don't have adenouement or wrap-up, the ending's not satisfying...
Stories take place at any time and place -- in the past, present, or future. The vast majority of stories use past tense for their narrative. Even stories that are set in the future will use a past tense narrative. Using present or future tense for your narrative is very rare.
*your name* doesn't want to go to the mall
Third person point of few is using the characters names and pronouns to tell the story instead of I (first person) or you (second person). An example of self-description is below: Sara looked into the mirror that Monday morning. Her hair was a flat brown hanging limply over her shoulders. Her grey...
I think that a good love tale is a story about forbidden love. It makes you believe that the love between the two characters is true and will over come anything. (e.g. Romeo and Juliet)
Creativity is king. Doing something " out of the box" is key. Yes, key. If you'd like to be recognized, try something different--something fresh. Everyone, has seen " Romeo and Juliet. Try something innovative yet not too progressive. An audience enjoys a new scene that they can relate with: modern,...
You do -- you're the writer. If you're going to write, you need to make up your own names. Any good baby name book will have name meanings so that you can pick the perfect name for your character. Here's a link to a random name generator, too.
The climax of a plot is the point of the most suspense when you feel you just HAVE to find out how the end turns out. It almost ALWAYS comes close to the end of the story. This is usually the most intense battle scene, or confrontation moment.
the author can develop characters in 5 ways
A symbolic photo of something important in the story, or an artist's impression of the main character; although to be honest you can put anything you want on it as long as it's relevent. If you sell your story or book, the publisher will choose the cover -- you probably won't have any say in the...
Whatever plot you want to write is good! If you're going to be a writer, you have to learn how to invent your own plots -- here's a good link to help you learn.
Any setting you want -- you're the author! Mystery stories can happen anywhere, so anywhere is a good setting.
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
  Although I am not particularly familiar with the term 'Variations of Plot', I do think that I can point out a thinking direction that might help you with your answer. Because I do know that a Story can have for example only one Plot or Multiple Plots.   For example you can have a story...
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You write about anything that has happened in your life.
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
A recurring subject or object can help determine if a theme is present in a story.
book seller:What is wrong in this book? student: Six pages are missing in this book, sir. book seller: Then give it to me. I will check it up. student: Here it is. book seller: Why didn't you give the book immediately? student: I noticed it only this morning. book seller: Here is another copy...
They're short. what are 3 genre of short stories
You need to be a writer and have an agent
The tone helps to make the theme clearer.
'Hollywood film writers' don't want your story, I'm sorry to have to tell you. They are in business to write their own stories, not to re-write your stories. If you become a published writer, it is possible that 'Hollywood' will take an interest in your work. But then it would be a person from a...
Any action or idea that sets the rising action into motion is an  initiating event. Some examples include Harry Potter's mysterious  letter, Luke Skywalker's new android running away, and Bilbo  Baggins vanishing from his birthday party.
The Battle of Hogwarts, took place on the 2nd May, 1998.
Any tension or conflict makes the story more interesting so thatthe reader wants to read further.