Conflict, the foundation of great development, has always been a topic of discussion. Many have come to believe that good development, both character and story, is merely a rising sequence of events that lead to the progression of a character’s personality and the story. Yet, that all stems from conflict. People do things wrong before they do them right, which leads to problems, which leads to a lesson being learnt.
Conflict, here’s how to write it and well!
Telling a terrifying tale presents its own set of challenges. You are charged to evoke fear of readers, who are notorious for expecting just about everything with their infernal imagination. You need to use unpredictability, believability and subversion of expectations not to make them laugh, but to make them shudder. To make a spike of a fear jolt through their spines with the story you have to tell them.
Here’s how you make them tremble like a leaf!
The writer’s notebook is an elusive ideal for many beginner writers. A book that contains all the answers to every writer’s block, all the ideas for the next classic and all the inspiration one could need to write it all. However, it will never be that, but it can come close.
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!
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