28 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.
The theme statement for the novel I am currently writing would go something like this: a math genius girl is made a kami and her friend her Kannushi. Oops, this is obviously an incomplete theme statement. I didn’t think far enough ahead when I developed the theme for the novel. I will say the storyline has been going swimmingly. It is a really fun idea to have a girl become a kami (Japanese god) and her friend (a guy) her Kannushi (high priest). The question I am running into is what should be the climax of the novel–in other words, how should I complete this incomplete theme statement?
I’ll write more tomorrow.
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