Plot Twist: Great endings you never saw coming

Readers like working to figure out what happens in stories. We feel rewarded for putting the pieces together. Stories should always try to be unpredictable in what happens next. This keeps readers on their toes and curious as to what happens next. Plot twist are a great way to spice up an ending. Nobody wantsContinue reading “Plot Twist: Great endings you never saw coming”

Subplots: What made endings in Harry Potter so satisfying

Every story has a central plot. This is the main character’s goal or objective in the story. It is introduced in the beginning and is what the climax and ending revolve around. But if a story focuses only on one thing it can be boring. Who wants to watch Frodo walking to Mordor for 9Continue reading “Subplots: What made endings in Harry Potter so satisfying”

Emotion: The key to writing a successful story

If you are to take anything away from this blog about writing fiction, it is this: THE PURPOSE OF A STORY IS TO ELICIT EMOTIONS IN YOUR READERS AND TEACH THEM LESSONS OF UNIVERSAL TRUTH AT THE SAME TIME. Plot should always be designed to create emotions. How the events that happen and why, shouldContinue reading “Emotion: The key to writing a successful story”

Theme: Use it to improve any story

Every good story has a theme in it. Theme: Universal truths and concepts about life. In stories, themes are lessons where the audience is expected to extract meaning for themself in an organic way. This means you cant have some wise character telling your readers to accept the theme “Because I told you so.” WeContinue reading “Theme: Use it to improve any story”

Plotter vs. Pantser: Which one are you?

So how do you actually write your novel? That depends. I personally feel it is easiest to go from the big picture down to small picture when outlining. First you should decide how you want to write. Are you someone that wants to create an extensive outline detail each and every event, or do youContinue reading “Plotter vs. Pantser: Which one are you?”

How To Write Sentences for Fiction

A picture is worth a thousand words. Likewise, a single sentence can tell a thousand stories. Everything before a sentence is structured in some form. Writing sentences is like talking, and it is the words that come out and have meaning. The way you talk and the words you use are unique to you. ListedContinue reading “How To Write Sentences for Fiction”

How To Write Paragraphs for Fiction

Everyone has their own writing style and this is where most differences start to show. How you want to communicate your ideas, and how you chunk your information together is up to you and the way you tell your story. But lets say that you’ve never written a paragaph before in your entire life. WhatContinue reading “How To Write Paragraphs for Fiction”

How To Write Scenes for Fictional Novels

Scenes are probably the most important (and difficult) aspect of story you need to master when studying how to structure your novel. Each scene is linked through the constant cycle of cause and effect that a character goes through. Think of a scene as a mini story with a beginning, middle, and end. As oneContinue reading “How To Write Scenes for Fictional Novels”

How To Write Chapters for Fiction

The typical addiction of what happens next? Chapters aren’t what you think they are. This is something you need to know before to start your chp. 1. Chapters are actually about structure and organizing scenes into larger chunks that make the story more digestible to a reader. Chapters must always start with an interesting beginningContinue reading “How To Write Chapters for Fiction”

How To Build Narrative Structure for Writing Fiction

Whether you are someone that likes to make a comprehensive outline depicting each and every detail of your story or someone that likes to write as they go, understanding the foundations of a story is crucial to knowing how to build the narrative structure of your novel. Story Structures are blueprints and outlines of dramaticContinue reading “How To Build Narrative Structure for Writing Fiction”