Writing—So You Want to be a Writer, This is Freedom?

27 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.

  1. The initial scene
  2. The rising action scenes
  3. The climax scene
  4. The falling action scene(s)
  5. 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  Ancient Light has been delayed due to the economy, and it may not be published.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:

  1. Entertain your readers.
  2. Don’t confuse your readers.
  3. Ground your readers in the writing.
  4. Don’t show (or tell) everything.

4a. Show what can be seen, heard, felt, smelled, and tasted on the stage of the novel.

  1. 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.

Scene development:

Here is the beginning of the scene development method from the outline:

 

  1. Scene input (comes from the previous scene output or is an initial scene)
  2. Write the scene setting (place, time, stuff, and characters)
  3. Imagine the output, creative elements, plot, telic flaw resolution (climax) and develop the tension and release.
  4. Write the scene using the output and creative elements to build the tension.
  5. Write the release
  6. 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:

 

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Ideas
  3. Social construction
  4. Culture
  5. Politics
  6. History
  7. Language
  8. Common knowledge
  9. Common sense
  10. Reflected culture
  11. Reflected history
  12. Reflected society
  13. Truth
  14. Food
  15. Money
  16. Weapons
  17. Transportation
  18. Communication
  19. Writing
  20. Education

 

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.

 

To have your autonomous and flying cars, you may be required to give up quite a lot.  If you didn’t notice, non-cash payments, the internet, phones in your pocket, computers, immediate access to knowledge, electronic banking—all these things have exposed you and left your information in the hands of the government and business.  I don’t worry too much about business—they want to sell you something of value.  I worry about government and criminal activities related to information.

 

You realize that if business has it, government has it, and if government has it, criminals have it.  Your freedom to be autonomous disappears as you share more and more information on line.  At some point it may be absolutely impossible to not be found.  That’s how it will be with autonomous cars and flying cars.

 

Already, the government has put in place means to track all planes.  They actually forced plane owners to install these tattletale devices in aircraft.  Because of these devices, no plane will be able to fly without the government knowing where it is and where it is going.  No privacy, no protection, no autonomy ever again in flying.

 

Likewise, autonomous cars and flying cars will require the government to know and surveille every automobile.  It will become illegal to have an automobile that is not registered, traced, tracked, and self-reporting.  Every infraction will be dealt with the hand of government.  Thus, the government will either control the maximum speed of the autonomous cars or hand out automatic tickets any time you exceed the speed limit or break any other law of the road.  Usually, if they are autonomous, they will likely be completely government controlled.  There it is—that’s what you will have to give up for your autonomous and flying cars.  You might have to give up even more for future innovations.

 

I’ll write more tomorrow.

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

http://www.ancientlight.com

www.aegyptnovel.com

http://www.sisteroflight.com

http://www.sisterofdarkness.com

www.centurionnovel.com

www.thesecondmission.com

www.theendofhonor.com

www.thefoxshonor.com

www.aseasonofhonor.com

fiction, theme, plot, story, storyline, character development, scene, setting, conversation, novel, book, writing, information, study, marketing, tension, release, creative, idea, logic

 

27 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.

  1. The initial scene
  2. The rising action scenes
  3. The climax scene
  4. The falling action scene(s)
  5. 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:

  1. Entertain your readers.
  2. Don’t confuse your readers.
  3. Ground your readers in the writing.
  4. Don’t show (or tell) everything.

4a. Show what can be seen, heard, felt, smelled, and tasted on the stage of the novel.

  1. 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.

Scene development:

Here is the beginning of the scene development method from the outline:

 

  1. Scene input (comes from the previous scene output or is an initial scene)
  2. Write the scene setting (place, time, stuff, and characters)
  3. Imagine the output, creative elements, plot, telic flaw resolution (climax) and develop the tension and release.
  4. Write the scene using the output and creative elements to build the tension.
  5. Write the release
  6. 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:

 

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Ideas
  3. Social construction
  4. Culture
  5. Politics
  6. History
  7. Language
  8. Common knowledge
  9. Common sense
  10. Reflected culture
  11. Reflected history
  12. Reflected society
  13. Truth
  14. Food
  15. Money
  16. Weapons
  17. Transportation
  18. Communication
  19. Writing
  20. Education

 

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.

 

To have your autonomous and flying cars, you may be required to give up quite a lot.  If you didn’t notice, non-cash payments, the internet, phones in your pocket, computers, immediate access to knowledge, electronic banking—all these things have exposed you and left your information in the hands of the government and business.  I don’t worry too much about business—they want to sell you something of value.  I worry about government and criminal activities related to information.

 

You realize that if business has it, government has it, and if government has it, criminals have it.  Your freedom to be autonomous disappears as you share more and more information on line.  At some point it may be absolutely impossible to not be found.  That’s how it will be with autonomous cars and flying cars.

 

Already, the government has put in place means to track all planes.  They actually forced plane owners to install these tattletale devices in aircraft.  Because of these devices, no plane will be able to fly without the government knowing where it is and where it is going.  No privacy, no protection, no autonomy ever again in flying.

 

Likewise, autonomous cars and flying cars will require the government to know and surveille every automobile.  It will become illegal to have an automobile that is not registered, traced, tracked, and self-reporting.  Every infraction will be dealt with the hand of government.  Thus, the government will either control the maximum speed of the autonomous cars or hand out automatic tickets any time you exceed the speed limit or break any other law of the road.  Usually, if they are autonomous, they will likely be completely government controlled.  There it is—that’s what you will have to give up for your autonomous and flying cars.  You might have to give up even more for future innovations.

 

I’ll write more tomorrow.

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

http://www.ancientlight.com

www.aegyptnovel.com

http://www.sisteroflight.com

http://www.sisterofdarkness.com

www.centurionnovel.com

www.thesecondmission.com

www.theendofhonor.com

www.thefoxshonor.com

www.aseasonofhonor.com

fiction, theme, plot, story, storyline, character development, scene, setting, conversation, novel, book, writing, information, study, marketing, tension, release, creative, idea, logic

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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