25 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 climax.
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.
So, if you are a “normal” writer, like me, you have plenty of time to figure out your climax, and you need to develop a strong climax and novel so you can “sell” it to a publisher. The development of the climax is important to have a complete novel. A little action and excitement in the climax is a good idea. I know some novels have an intellectual climax, but most of the time those aren’t very entertaining, and they are hard to sell to a publisher. Even the most intellectual novel should have enough action to build up an entertaining and exciting climax.
I’ll write more tomorrow.
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