I would very much like to know other peoples views and experiences with building their story from scratch and the methods they employ to do so!
Nail Your Novel
I’m hatching a new novel.
It doesn’t yet have a title, but I know its setting. So until something better comes along I’m calling it The Venice Novel.
I have a main character. He doesn’t yet have a name. I don’t know what he looks like or how old he is, who his friends and family are – except that these people will cause as much conflict as comfort, of course. They can’t be in the story if they don’t. Some of them will change, some will not.
For some reason he’s male because it feels right. This is not the time to interrogate my instincts, so male he shall be. If later he feels insistently feminine, I’ll switch him.
In any case, his gender is insignificant compared to his problem.
This problem is the touch-paper waiting to be lit and I understand it very clearly. At the moment…
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Hi there guys, I am back in the swing of things after having recently been through a lot of trials and tribulations recently that have unfortunately have affected not just me but the production of the book. A lot of drama has kept me from writing and concentrating on focusing on all sorts of projects that I wanted to finish. but the drama is over now and I can return back to normal.
I have had the unfortunate task of having to mourn the loss of my father recently, and then two months ago I lost a long time friend and brother from another mother after he commit suicide. Shortly after that I ran into a spot of trouble at work and had to prove my innocence after a disgruntled car park attendent decided to tell malicious lies about how was supposed to have hit him with my car no less than 5 times…ridiculous I know! Continue Reading »
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I couldn’t have said it any better and I totally agree! ^__^
The Author Chronicles
Whether it be books or movies, questioning the leaps of faith that we in the audience are asked to make if we are to be convinced that the storyline is realistic is inevitable. It is certainly one of the most popular discussions of any book or movie when people are debating if a certain scene could have really happened or not.
It occurred to me that an author has to have a good balance regarding this topic. One of my favorite authors, Dan Brown, always seems to have a couple of scenes in every book that are so fantastic or amazing that it stretches the imagination. And it works. In my opinion, his books are mini-movies, and the pages practically turn themselves. A fantastic scene that stretches the imagination is acceptable to me as long as it isn’t over done throughout the book.
The same thing goes for movies, although…
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Guys if your a writer, a poet or blogger, maybe your hilarious and have jokes? If you fit any of these descriptions and you own a smart phone or iPad then please do yourselves a favour and get this app!!…like now ^__^
Opuss is a nifty little app that I stumbled upon during one of those app store surfing sessions that you do to kill some time whilst waiting for someone else to get ready so you can move on with your day!
It’s kinda like instagram (another amazing app) but instead of photo’s it lets you share words to a mass community of like minded people. You can follow other users and they can follow you as well as rate and comment of what you share! It can be a script or shirt story, a poem or joke or anything really but I think the benefits of reaching large numbers of readers and getting feedback is a priceless advantage.
Oh did I mention it’s free? So it is actually priceless. I am going to be using it and I think you guys should too!
The creators will post up literary competitions on there for people to enter, and the social element to it is fun and useful to anyone wanting to learn from and connect with other writers etcetera.
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