27 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’m writing a novel at this moment that doesn’t have an obvious climax. I’ve tentatively titled it, Lilly: Enchantment and the Computer. It is another of my enchantment novels. It has a lot to do about computers, but more to do with gods and goddesses similar to my other enchantment novels. The protagonist is Lilly, a super smart but socially inept girl who has latched on to the first boy/man to show her kindness, Dane. Dane and Lilly go to the same university. The novel is pretty complex, but to simplify and synopsize: Lilly and Dane become involved with a transplanted Kami (Japanese god). Lilly really is special, and the Kami decides to pass his powers to her and the priesthood (Kannushi) of his shrine to Dane. The setup is fun and obviously entertaining. The climax is not so obvious. Perhaps we should start with the theme to define the climax.
I’ll write more tomorrow.
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