26 August 2019, 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 how to begin and write a novel.
- The initial scene
- The rising action scenes
- The climax scene
- The falling action scene(s)
- The dénouement scene(s)
Announcement: I need a new publisher. Ancient Light has been delayed due to the economy, and it may not be published.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 comes from the ability to put together figures of speech that act as symbols in writing.
Short digression: Back in Wichita
Here are my rules of writing:
- Entertain your readers.
- Don’t confuse your readers.
- Ground your readers in the writing.
- Don’t show (or tell) everything.
4a. Show what can be seen, heard, felt, smelled, and tasted on the stage of the novel.
- Immerse yourself in the world of your writing.
Creativity is the extrapolation of older ideas to form new ones or to present old ideas in a new form. It is a reflection of something new created with ties to the history, science, and logic (the intellect). Creativity requires consuming, thinking, and producing.
Here is the beginning of the scene development method from the outline:
- Scene input (comes from the previous scene output or is an initial scene)
- Write the scene setting (place, time, stuff, and characters)
- Imagine the output, creative elements, plot, telic flaw resolution (climax) and develop the tension and release.
- Write the scene using the output and creative elements to build the tension.
- Write the release
- Write the kicker
First step of writing—enjoy writing. Writing is a chore—especially if you don’t know what you are doing, and you don’t know where you are going. Let me help you with that.
The current subject is how cultures and societies affect human thought and human actions. Here is a list of potential issues. We’ll look at them in detail:
- Social construction
- Common knowledge
- Common sense
- Reflected culture
- Reflected history
- Reflected society
We slipped from weapons directly into transportation. Weapons, transportation, and warfare fit directly together. The major innovations in transportation occurred mainly to support warfare. At least they were connected by warfare and the desire for trade. Which came first and which were more important, who knows.
Transportation moves directly into trade because trade, other than warfare, is the primary reason for transportation. What you needed however, was a safe and protected trading and transportation environment.
Obviously, navigation and transportation are linked at the hip, but there is more to this story, or rather, to this history that will soon result in increasing modern technology.
Have you thought about the next stage in transportation? Have you imagined how we will get there?
Let me in on the obvious extrapolation of modern science. Within the next ten years, ground travel will become automated. That is cars will become autonomous. The means is all this navigation and computer technology I’ve been writing about. In fact, what you need for an autonomous automobile is computing technology that assures proper control of the vehicle. Second, appropriate sensors and detection capability to prevent accidents and collisions. Third, integration through networking to know where other vehicles, accident sites, and potential dangerous areas are. Forth, precise navigation capability. With these technologies, you can build an autonomous automobile.
The next stage is easy. Within the next one hundred years, you will see flying cars. They will be fully automated based on the technology used for autonomous automobiles, but they will use ducted fans with multiengine and multi-propellers to fly. Their safety will be nearly perfect. They will be autonomous and people will be prevented from controlling them directly.
Oh yeah, I didn’t tell you what you will have to give up to have your autonomous cars and flying cars.
I’ll write more tomorrow.
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