Climax – and more Sneaking up on the Climax creativity and Plots, Entertainment and Excitement

29 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

Announcement:  By the time you read this, I suspect my series novels, Ancient Light will be published.  Ancient Light includes Aegypt, Sister of Light and Sister of Darkness.  If you are interested in historical/suspense literature, please give my novels a try.  You can read about them at http://www.ancientlight.com.  I’ll keep you updated.

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.  This is an incomplete theme statement–if I could complete the theme statement, I could resolve the climax.

Let’s look at the characters a little and the progress of the novel.  First, the protagonist is Lilly.  Lilly is a girl who is going to college on a scholarship at sixteen.  She’s a math and computer wiz.  She’s a hacker.  Her friend is Dane.  Dane is a senior in the university in computer science and engineering.  Both of them have problems with their parents.  Lilly because her mother is a jerk.  Dane, because his father doesn’t want him studying engineering or science.  The key that bring them together and that propels the novel is their mutual interest in computers and programming.

I’ll write more tomorrow.

For more information, you can visit my author site www.ldalford.com/, and my individual novel websites:

www.aegyptnovel.com
www.centurionnovel.com
www.thesecondmission.com
www.theendofhonor.com
www.thefoxshonor.com
www.aseasonofhonor.com

About L.D. Alford

L. D. Alford is a novelist whose writing explores with originality those cultures and societies we think we already know. His writing distinctively develops the connections between present events and history—he combines them with threads of reality that bring the past alive. L. D. Alford is familiar with technology and cultures—he is widely traveled and earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Dayton, and is a graduate of Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and the USAF Test Pilot School. L. D. Alford is an author who combines intimate scientific and cultural knowledge into fiction worlds that breathe reality. He is the author of three historical fiction novels: Centurion, Aegypt, and The Second Mission, and three science fiction novels: The End of Honor, The Fox’s Honor, and A Season of Honor.
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