This prevents those cringing feelings, and means that you have a substantial body of work before you get down to the real work which is all in. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.
Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and download free character development worksheets! Culled from 91 years of WD articles, interviews and essays, here are 23 of our favorite writing quotes of enduring advice and inspiration. The essence will not be, of course, the same thing as the raw material; it is not even of the same family of things.
The novel is something that never was before and will not be again.
Read the work of top-notch writers in your field. Read first for entertainment, then reread for analysis. Soak yourself in their stuff—for atmosphere, color, technique. So you get lucky. Something will happen at the edge of the set and perhaps you start to go with that; you get some footage of that.
You come into it accidentally. So, in order to exploit one thing or another, you may have to do research. So you do research on that, and it implies more, and the deeper you get into the story, the more it implies, the more suggestions it makes on the plot.
Toward the end, the ending becomes inevitable. If they are not realities in your own mind, there is no mysterious alchemy in ink and paper that will turn wooden figures into flesh and blood.
You do have to break it up into smaller chunks. They are built out of scenes.
Have at least two characters on stage whenever possible and let the conflict spark between them. There can be conflict with nature and your hero can struggle against storm or flood, but use discretion.
But the wolf is practically humanized in such a story and fills every role of villain. The wolf too wants something and does something about it. It is a game between the writer and the reader. If, on Page 4, the reader knows that the soda cracker is spread with butter mixed with arsenic, and later on this is proven to be true, then the reader has won the game.
The author has to play fair, though.
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He has to arrange his clues in an orderly manner, so that the reader can see them if he looks hard enough. If you do, you will very likely starve trying to live on your writing income.
Besides, the only writers who survive the ages are those who understand the need for action in a novel.
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