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21.05.2011 18:10    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips  Writing Plot      Tags: tested your plot  plotting  
Everything in the plot should be tested for its effectiveness before we put in into our stories. If you believe something in your plot could be better, make it better.
 
21.05.2011 17:54    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Tips  Writing Characters      Tags: main character  secondary character  viewpoint character  
In the beginning of your story you have to grab your readers’ interest and sustain it till the end. Our hook is our character.
 
21.05.2011 17:37    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: story  title  story title  
We all have different tastes in what we like to read. Some have a particular taste for horror, while others prefer romance or fantasy or crime stories, etc.
 
21.05.2011 17:32    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme  Writing Tips      Tags: theme  story  vanity  showed  
A theme is a one-line explanation of your story.. Every story should have one because our stories are about something.
 
21.05.2011 17:20    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme  Writing Tips      Tags: story  conflict  characters  theme  
For a theme to work and the story, which will revolve around the theme, it has to contain three things… • Character • Conflict • Resolution
 
21.05.2011 16:55    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme      Tags: theme running throughout  story  character  theme  
It’s no use coming up with a theme and not using it. Short stories are about a character or characters and about one situation or happening in those characters’ lives.
 
21.05.2011 16:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme  Writing Tips      Tags: preparation stage  figure everything  we think  theme  story  
How we usually begin the preparation stage in the writing process is… • We think of an idea for a story • We think of a suitable theme • We plot
 
21.05.2011 16:38    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme      Tags: theme  story  arrogance  character  
Whichever theme you choose, all the elements, which make up your story, dialogue, conflict, scenes, etc should be written with the theme in mind.
 
21.05.2011 15:37    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips  Fiction Writing  Fiction Elements  Writing Theme  Nick Vernon      Tags: real life  story  theme  character  
Your theme has to be something you can prove in your story - It doesn’t have to be a universal truth. This means that your theme doesn’t have to be something that happens in real life all the time...
 


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