Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wednesday's Writer's Tip - more From First Draft To Finished Novel #MFRWauthor

Weaving together all the elements you've outlined, "Remember ":Everything that occurs in the opening segment of your story must be linked to something that happens later in the story."

Karen Wiesner uses an approach like this Character leads to Event leads to Conflict leads to Backstory leads to Goals leads to Motivation leads to Choice leads to Resolution..

Doin this with the main characters will form a pattern for the story. The characters must belong in the setting. The plot becomes an element that drives the story as the characters drive the plot. Having all your elements work cohesively is what makes a story the reader won't put down. The story can become one that is read and reread with the reader learning something new every time the book is read.

1 comment:

Ofeloski said...

Great blog post! As a writer, what are now your source of inspiration? I’m struggling with a creative block. I found out that some artists inspire me to write, does it happen to you? If so, which pieces of art or paintings inspire you? Debra Crary is an American artist based in Mexico <a href="" rel="nofollow”>(you can take a look at her paintings here)</a> and, for some reason, her colourful Catrinas and her style full of Mayan motives inspired me to do some research on Mexican Culture. Also, I recently read “American Dirt” and was fascinated by the story. Even if I’m struggling to compose a piece of text, learning about ancient cultures alleviates the anxiety. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Regards.