26 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.
I’ve concluded: every novel must have an exciting and entertaining climax; the climax should come out of the telic flaw of the protagonist, the climax should be a resolution of the theme, you can have a plot climax and a theme climax, and sometimes the climax just doesn’t seem to fall out of the theme or plot. I mentioned a recent, nationally known writer who confessed they developed the climax with their publisher. Let’s lay out the methods we might use to determine a good climax if one doesn’t naturally “fall out” of the theme or plot. I want to do this because I’m stuck in this kind of problem right now. I know it will resolve itself, but I’d like to understand the process I’m using a little better than I do right now.
I’ll write more tomorrow.
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