29 September 2016, this blog is about writing in scenes. I’m focusing on the tools to build scenes. I’ll leave up the parts of a novel because I think this is an important picture for any novelist. I’m writing about how to begin and write a novel.
- The initial scene
- The rising action
- The Climax
- The falling action
- The dénouement
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Today’s Blog: The skill of using language comes from the ability to put together figures of speech that act as symbols in writing.
Short digression: I’m on the tarmac at home station.
Here are my rules of writing:
- Entertain your readers.
- Don’t confuse your readers.
- Ground your readers in the writing.
- Don’t show (or tell) everything.
4a. Show what can be seen, heard, felt, smelled, and tasted on the stage of the novel.
- Immerse yourself in the world of your writing.
Creativity is the extrapolation of older ideas to form new ones or to present old ideas in a new form. It is a reflection of something new created with ties to the history, science, and logic (the intellect). Creativity requires consuming, thinking, and producing.
- Scene input (easy)
- Scene output (a little harder)
- Scene setting (basic stuff)
- Creativity (creative elements of the scene)
- Tension (development of creative elements to build excitement)
- Release (climax of creative elements)
First step of writing—enjoy writing. Writing is a chore—especially if you don’t know what you are doing, and you don’t know where you are going. Let me help you with that.
Here is the breakdown of my reader’s question(s):
- Explain to your readership how you define, identify, develop and present rhetorical situations in your novels.
- Present a framework for rhetorical situations, as well as tricks, traps and techniques, with examples.
- Employ Aristotle’s (5) elements of rhetoric: Logos Ethos, Pathos, Telos and Kairos, to provide writer’s advice.
- Use this approach to provide elements of rhetoric, and good speech writing for use in a debate club.
This is the basic form of a logical argument in philosophical logic.
From my standpoint, logic is the beginning of everything—philosophical logic. Also, from my standpoint, I don’t wish to interject my viewpoints on my readers. I wish to interject my characters viewpoints on my readers. These are very important concepts.
Logic in the written word (rhetoric) is also a function of science fiction. In science fiction, the author is creating a science-based fiction world that is logical and real in the context of the writing. This is pure rhetoric in my opinion. The science fiction author takes elements of the known world and extrapolates in terms of science and logic to produce an entirely constructed reality that seems real to the reader. This is a pure use of rhetoric. The successful science fiction author produces a suspension of reality such that the reader actually seems like he is in the future world. This is true of all fiction, but we’ll move there slowly. Science fiction is the epitome of the use of rhetoric to produce a “real” world that can be significantly different than the world of our general experience. This is why I started with it as an example. The trick is the suspension of reality. This is the goal of all writing, but is easiest to see in science fiction. I’ll begin with this to lay down a foundation for rhetoric in writing.
I’ll write more tomorrow.
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