24 September 2014, 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 the rising action.
1. The beginning
2. The rising action
3. The Climax
4. The falling action
5. The dénouement
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Today’s Blog: The skill of using language in a large degree comes from the ability to put together figures of speech that act as symbols in writing.
Here are my rules of writing:
1. Entertain your readers.
2. Don’t confuse your readers.
3. Ground your readers in the writing.
4. Don’t show (or tell) everything.
5. Immerse yourself in the world of your writing.
I didn’t label most of these paragraphs on writing properly as climax. Sorry, I’ll try to be more attentive.
The concept of the climax is a necessary part of the novel. I know many writers have a problem with the development of the climax. Indeed, in some circles, the development of the climax comes with the contract on the novel–there really are novelists and writers who put up an idea and are paid for the novel before it is written. The climax of the novel isn’t even conceived of yet. The rest of us writers, get a good idea (theme), build it up (characters, plot, and initial scene), and start to write it. Once we are done, we try to sell our writing to a publisher.
I’ll write more tomorrow.
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