you want to write about: life’s happenings, a tragedy in your life, a deep memoir, magic, advanced science, realistic contemporary stories, but you just can’t figure out how to go from the genre and character development to a writing a novel.
If you want to break the rules to make a point, that’s fine, but you should know the rules well and break them deliberately, not accidentally.
I had written a short story for children and some commented that I should become a writer.
There are a number of different methods of setting a match ablaze and come up with story ideas.
You can swipe it on the ground, against a rough surface, use your own nail, or even light it with another match that’s already burning.
Having the book idea isn’t all it takes to write a great book.
You need the ins and outs of the process, how to start your outline, and even what to do in order to take this idea to a finished, published product. Without the proper system in place, those ideas won’t really get to see the light of day.
If you make your protagonist too similar to your friend, or you have a character come right out and say, “I’m being abused,” your story might look like preaching.
I’d suggest that you leave several subtle hints — refer in passing to “She picked out a turtleneck that hid the bruises well” or say “She saw his muscles tense, but then he looked out the window, as if, this time, he couldn’t be bothered with her.” Leave hints so that the reader has to put them together to figure out what’s happening.(See my Show/Tell handout.) piece is just what I was looking for.
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Shevon, fiction is often a good way to get across an idea that people won’t accept directly.