Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Components of Setting

Nice list to have nearby during the editing process.

  • Sight    
  • Smell
  • Sound
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Emotion   (agony, annoyed, anticipation, anxiety, arousal, confusion, desire, despair, dismay, distress, distrust, dread,  dismay, distress, eagerness, excitement, fear, foreboding, frustration, giddy, helpless, horror, insecurity, jittery, loss, queasy, restless, resentment, sorrow, sorry, spiteful, suspense, tormented, trepidation, uncertainty, unease, wariness, weariness,  worry, yearning
  • Balance
  • Motion
  • Sense      (agony, anguish, pain, ache
  • Time        (ahead, behind, late
  • Weather
  • Direction
  • Interpersonal    (conversational, cultural, intimate, racial, intercultural, introvert, familiar, empathetic, nonverbal, innate, sexual, sensual, subconscious, collegial
  • Context

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Good Story Telling

Best Summary of good writing I've ever come across.

  • Characterization
    • Dialogue that is sharp
    • Personality that the reader can identify with
    • Senses that place the reader in the scene
  • Motivation
    • Basis for believability and empathy
  • Conflict
    • Struggle
    • Tension
    • Stress
    • Action that takes the reader scene to scene
  • Point of view
    • Place the reader in the MCs mind
    • Bring setting alive
    • Create empathy
  • Emotional intensity
    • Create gotcha moments
    • Ahas
    • "Oh crap" events
    • Tears
    • Laughs

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Thursday, June 7, 2018


Steven King -

The most important things to remember about backstory are – everyone has a history – most of it isn't very interesting. Stick to the parts that are, and don't get carried away with the rest.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Writer Mindset

Nancy Lamb -

Write cinematically (Think Visually)

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