Writing a noire novel is challenging. You want to convey a dark, mysterious vibe to your reader, introduce broken, but likeable characters and tell a brilliant, twisting story, but you’re not sure how to tie all that together. Believe me when I say it can be easy, easy to convey that foreboding feeling and thrilling story. You need only keep a few things in mind; nine to be specific.
The most popular structure for writing any story is the ‘three-act’ structure. It is an effective structure for plots, giving the reader an opportunity to learn about the characters and their motivations, to see how they develop and how their story ends. That in itself is what the three-act structure is all about.
Here’s how you can use it to your advantage!
When crafting your fantasy novel, you need to take into account many essential aspects. In the beginning, you have some main characters in mind, then you’re trying to capture the world and put it into words. From there, you go into the intricacies of the plot and completely forget about what has come to be the essential characters in many fantasy novels. The characters that help tell the story and create a deeper sense of immersion.
From the most important to the least, let’s go through the essential characters in fantasy!
There are many challenges writers face. Some of them are insignificant, some of them are daunting and some of these so much so it throws the writer off their novel completely. Yet, there is one in particular that all writers need to face, a challenge that will test them and their love for their novel.
Let’s jump into it!
My mentality when it comes to writing is simple. Have an idea, write it down and then expand upon it as much as you can. Sometimes, an idea doesn’t go as far as you believe. For many, this is a novel scrapped, time wasted. For me, if an idea won’t work as a novel, it will surely work as a short story. It’s a great opportunity to write, which we all enjoy and the best part, it can lead to something bigger.
Here are my top 10 tips for writing short stories, let’s jump into it!
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