5 Steps to Organize Your NovelWhat You'll Need:5 Steps to Organize Your Novel by inknalcohol
A basic story idea
Printer (preferably laser) with plenty of paper
Three Ring Binders (2) with separating tabs
Build Your World and Characters
For most writers, this comes naturally. If you're having some issues, there are plenty of tutorials, guides, aids and groups available for assistance. For the purpose of this guide, you should have your world built and at the very least your main characters devised. Having secondary characters planned will get you bonus points!
Print Character and Plot Sheets
Each character should have their own sheet (keep the backs blank, they're a grand place to keep extra notes and page references). It's not necessary that you fill out every single line of the character sheet. Fill out only what is necessary for the character/plot. Feel free to add to the sheet as your write, too. The
Quote Format and Grammar TipsWhen the punctuation at the end of the quotation would normally be a period and the speaker is given after the quote, it becomes a comma.Quote Format and Grammar Tips by CursedBunny
Example: "Jack ate apples," a little girl said.
When the speaker is not given after the quote, the punctuation remains a period.
Example 1: "Jack ate apples."
Example 2: The little girl said, "Jack ate apples."
When the punctuation is anything else, it also remains the same.
Example: "Does Jack like apples?" the little girl asked.
Even when the quotation does not start the sentence, the first letter in the quotation is, in most cases, capitalized. There is also a comma before the quotation begins.
Example: The little girl shouted, "Apples are tasty!"
However, if there are two quotes in the same sentence, then the second quote doesn't need to have its first letter capitalized.
Example: "I really like apples," the girl said thoughtfully, "...but peaches are actually my favorites!"
When the speaker is given at the end of the statement, it should be trea
The Chronology of StorytellingImagine you're reading to a live audience. It can be as big or small as you'd like. It can be your writing or someone else's. It doesn't matter. Indulge yourself in the fantasy. So you're reading to a live audience. They're enraptured. They're engrossed. They're generating a movie in their heads as you weave your tale. Imagine how important every word you produce is to these movies. Every detail you provide adds another layer. They smell the flowers. They feel the roughness of the brick. They see the vivid colors of the clothes.The Chronology of Storytelling by Faraleigh
And then you require they perform time travel to make the movies accurate.
The chronology, or order of events, in a story is something I've been focusing on a lot in my writing lately. I'm not just talking about the overall chronology. There's obviously a beginning, middle, and end to a story. You progress from one event to the next. Things happen in chronological order. That's how, y'know, stories make sense. That's also
Paper VillainsPaper Villains by MissLunaRose
On writing three-dimensional villains
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Disclaimer: (as experience suggests that I need one) This resource consists of opinions. There may be better ways to write, and my advice may not fit your type of story. Please use common sense when applying the ideas expressed below. Thanks for reading!
Do you remember the Big Bad Wolf? He destroyed the Three Little Pigs' houses and ate them (or only chased them, depending on the rendition). He ran to Little Red Riding Hood's home and devoured her grandmother. The Big Bad Wolf appears in countless fairy tales to eat and terrorize the general populace.
In many children's stories, the Big Bad Wolf is symbolic for the negative consequences that can follow bad choices. Two of the Three Little Pigs failed to work hard on their houses, allowing the wolf to blow them over with his tremendous breath. Littl
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