I am sorry I’ve not written in a while. The reason being is I could not find the original app I was using to write my story Well no more! I found that app and I am writing again! Of course all the stuff I did before, is gone. But I don’t care. In writing the writer does throw out a lot of stuff and I’m no different. The important thing I’d I’m writing again. Woohoo!
My family was good enough to get mr a kingle HD Fire for Christmas and I have been using ever since for entertainment and educational purposes. The Author Willian Bernhardt gas several good books of which Idownloaded 2 of them. They are…creating Character, Bringing Your Dtory To Kife and Perfecting Plot, Charting Thr Hero’s Journey.
Both are really good books and I highly recommend them. You can download them yo your Kingle from Amazon. I also gotKee Chikd’s “killing Floor” from Amazon. That book is really good too! Lee Child is a very good Author.
So now that I am back in yje hunt again, I have doing character detail sheets, first draft outlinrs, story premises and work on my “how to” book. It feels great to be back in the saddle again.
I am not sure if the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories is going to be done this year. I hope it will be. It is fun to do and a great opportunity for an un published writer. I will check out Necon Ebooks tonight to see what is going on there. I will be looking up othrt things as well. So until next time…William out!
I hope the Ganesh is Goimg to br close. I have no favorites as thr Dolphins are not in it. I have been reading William Bernhardt’d book”Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life.”
I finally found a good definition of the Inciting Incidemt. Which is it is an event that completely turns the protagonist’s life completely upside down and sets him or her off on his or her quest to achieve the story goal.
Mr. Bernhardt’d book is quire good. I recommend it! Now on to the game! So until next time…William out!
I hope that your evening is going well and that you guys are writing plenty of prose. Just thought I would let you know that my father came home last week and he is doing real well. Thank God for small favors! He has a therapist come at least once a week to help him with the exercise. Once again I thank the Good Lord for making sure that Dad is alive and kicking!
This week I have been writing plot point one in my sci-fi story “A Change in Time.” Now if the “Inciting Incident” is the point where the protagonist is forced to act, then plot point one supplies the story question or goal. Plot point one is at the end of Act one. And is the doorway to the rest of the story.
So plot point one is the point of no return. It is the point where the protagonist is given the motivation and the goal to which he, she or it will strive to achieve. In my case the goal is two fold. The first is to restore the timeline and in so doing achieves the second part which is to restore humanity. The ramifications of failure? No more humanity! Just that alone would give the protagonist enough motivation to get the job done.
So that is what I have been doing along with posting here and my “Cool Quotes Famous Quotes” blog. This week I also wrote some song lyrics. How about that? I haven’t done that in a while. I am letting some ideas stew inside my head regarding the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories contest that should start pretty soon. And of course I need to do some research as well.
The Wellington Critique group meeting is coming on March 6th. I am getting ready for that occasion as well. I do miss the Boca Raton critique group meetings and I hope that some time soon I will be able to go there. So right now I want to go on and achieve my other writing goals for tonight. So until next time…William out!
I hope that your Wednesday morning will be a good one! I have been re-working my sci-fi story “A Change in Time’ for the past few days. It seems like I have been doing this for a long time. But it needs to be done. I have been even toying around with a title change too (A Moment in Time). What do you guys think? Please leave a comment or a suggestion below on the comments link.
I have been listening to Garth Brooks song “If TomorrowNever Comes”. One hell of an emotional song. I highly recommend it if you have a loved one so you can listen to it together and hopefully you can appreciate each other better because of the experience. I have been inspired to write some poetry because of it. It is one hell of a song.
I have also been working on a “how to” book. I know that there are a lot of writers that are just starting out, and just like me, didn’t have a clue about how to go about writing the story. Well this project is going to tell about how to write character, setting sketches and the eight plot points of a three act story. I figure it this way. If I get stuck while writing the sci-fi story, then I could go to the how to project and do some writing there.
And if that doesn’t work out , then maybe I can write some poetry for the poetry chapbook that I may some day publish, or I can certainly post here at WordPress just to let you guys know how I’m doing. Speaking of which I really appreciate you guys reading my drivel. It simply makes me feel like I accomplished something when I post here.
Well enough of my blathering for right now I have to get back to my projects. So until next time…William out!
Or actually I should say good morning! I hope that your day will go well. This early morning I am faced with a decision. Write or clean the house! I debated the two options for a few minutes. Write in the middle of all this clutter. Or clean and write at the same time. You see I am not a fan of cleaning. It is not one of my favorite things to do. But on the other hand I do like a place that is neat so I decided on the latter. I set goals tonight to do both. So now that I have done the cleaning portion for tonight here I am sitting in front of the computer pounding away at the keyboard.
I didn’t attend my Boca Raton critique group because id decided to do some more writing. I will make every attmpt to attend the Welling meeting though. That will be in the first week of April. I checked out the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories site today and do far no change. I will keep up with that though and post back here if something happens.
Been keeping with the poetry writing. One of these days soon I would like to publish my poetry chapbook. As of right now though I keep coming up with ideas and writing them down. I would like my poems to be a bit stronger before I go to the next level.
I have been organizing my sci-fi story ” A Change in Time”. I have been using the program Scrivener to make the organizational changes to my core outline. I have been writing the scenes to these plot points in the core outline.
1. Inciting Incident.
2. Plot point 1.
3. Pinch point 1.
4. Mid Point
5. Pinch Point 2.
6. Plot point 3.
7. Black Moment
Once these are written then I have the core for my first draft and I can fill in those scenes in between the plot points thus creating my first draft. Let me tell this has been a fun project. A lot of work but fun. Well guys I have to go for now so until nest time…William out!
“101 Tips on Writing and Selling Your Novel by Prudy Taylor Board. I am on chapter two Tip #16 The shortest distance between two points is not a straight line when you are plotting.” How true that is! Just like it says in the book, plotting can be a lot like mountain climbing. Your protagonist has had a good climb until he slips about 20 feet. Now he or she has to figure out another way to get back up. Now the protaganist climbs anothe 200 feet only to find that the pathway ends and he or she must find another way around.
In other words do not baby your characters. Throw a lot of complications at them. Make life difficult for them. If little Johnny is on his way to school then make sure that the bullys show up to give him a hard time. Now you have a bit of a conflict brewing here and without that conflict you have nos story. That is just plain and simple.
The same thing with your plot. Your plot cannot be a simple line from begining to resolution. There is simply no conflict that type of plot and hence there is no story there as well. So right now as I am brainstorming ideas, I am trying to come up with a plot that will have a lot of zig zags in it. In other words the plot will have a lot of complications in it. That is the zig portion of the plot. The zag portion of the plot is when the character or protagonist resolves that complication only to arrive at another. That is another zig if you will. Each complication gets worse than the last until you reach that black moment in the novel. Anyway Prudy’s book is a very good read. I hope you guys take a look at it someday. Well I have to go now and so until next time William out.
PS. By the way the plan for my next 3 days off is to do a lot or pre-writing work. I am bascially going to map out as much as possible what I am going to do in the coming months regarding my writing.