Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Wednesday's Writer's Tip - Craftsmanship Part 2 #MFRWauthor #amwriting
Strive for impact - No matter if the novel is regional or universal make the settings as real as possible. If regional authentic settings reverberate with the readers. Keeping the time period accurate is very inportant. In universal novels think about the social aspects of the time period. Though the settings are part of the story and are often invented base them on real places.
Try for a pnaoramic view of places honing on the general rather than local can draw the reader into the story. This is good for showing the mores of a particular time and place and can show a variety of influences taking place in the story. Not only the main characters but the impact that where and when has on them.
What about situation? All stories start with a basic situation and all the methods of expression can and should be used to explore the situation. Along the way when writing a novel other situations occur. An argument over dinner, a new acquaintance, a huge problem facing one of the characters. Each situation should be brought to life using exposition, narration, action and narration.