Writer Guy’s Tip #6: Some Minor Components

So far, we have completed our discussion on the four primary components of fiction writing  namely SettingPlotNarrative, and Characters, and two of the minor ones, Tone and Mood.

If you have missed any of the above, I’d strongly urge you to take a look at them…

In this post, we take a look at some of the components that do not necessarily need to know, in order to employ them. You may just learn how to use them through natural disposition, or through experience and practice.

After all, catapult weapons were invented more than 1500 years before Newton was born, and the stones would still hit the fortified walls, not fly into outer space…

This is, to be honest, the least important tip, so far, but you never know what may end up helping you…

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Writer Guy’s Tip #5: Tone and Mood

In the earlier posts, we have completed our discussion on the four primary components of fiction writing, namely Setting, Plot, Narrative, and Characters.

Now, we take a look at the components do not necessarily need to be addressed, in order to actually write a book, but can differentiate between an ordinary one and a good one.

Therefore, I would advise you to start writing only after you have read this post.

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Writer Guy’s Tip #4: Characters

It is kind of fitting that we end the second month of the blog with the final primary component of fiction writing.

I should probably clarify that when I say primary, it is really more opinion than fact. There are other elements that have their own significance, but I believe knowledge about these four, Setting, Plot, Narrative and Characters is necessary for you to even begin writing. You  would probably be a lousy writer if you just depend on these four, but at least you would be a writer…

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Writer Guy’s Tip #3: The Narrative

Okay, a quick recap, before we begin…

So far, you should-

  1. Have a rough idea of the plot, and the primary characters of your story.
  2. Have a fair idea of the setting of your world.
  3. Have not written too much, already, or are willing to rewrite.
  4. Have, most certainly and without fail, read the previous post.

Now, this is the first time I am really urging you to read the previous post, but that is just the nature of the topics. The Plot and the Narrative have to go hand-in-hand… Continue reading Writer Guy’s Tip #3: The Narrative

Writer Guy’s Tip #2: The Plot

This is under the assumption that you have already read the previous post, regarding the setting of your story, otherwise I’d just keep repeating myself, you see…

For all first time readers, let me just specify a few things that would help you make the most of this post:

  1. At this stage, you need to have a rough idea of the plot, and the primary characters of your story.
  2. You have a fair idea of the setting of your world.
  3. You have not written too large a chunk of your story and want to plan out the rest, or you have written a considerable amount and feel slightly lost.

Even if you do not quite fit into the above criteria, I hope you do find something that makes it worthwhile. Continue reading Writer Guy’s Tip #2: The Plot

Writer Guy’s Tip #1: The Setting

From here on, the tips are no longer in a very specific order. This is just one of the possible ways to approach the situation.

So, it would probably work best if you just have a rough idea of the plot and the primary characters of your story, but haven’t quite started with the real writing. Of course, this is under the assumption that you have prepared. If not, you might want to take a look at this. Continue reading Writer Guy’s Tip #1: The Setting

Writer Guy’s Tip #0: The Preparation

Yes, this is the first post in my stepwise guide on being a writer…
No, I am neither very experienced, nor am I very successful… At least not yet…
Yes, I think this can help…

Anyway, let us begin, not at the first step, but at the zeroth step. Why zeroth? Because you do need to reach the stairs, before you can start climbing.

Now, how does one prepare, before one starts writing? The following are the easy ways to do so… Continue reading Writer Guy’s Tip #0: The Preparation