As discussed in last week’s post, we have now covered enough ground with the earlier tips, and for now, analysis of other, popular works would help us cement our understanding of the basic components of writing fiction.
So for now, the tips and analyses would come every alternate Thursday… Savvy?
“What are you thinking?
How are you feeling?
What have we done to each other?
What will we do?”
Yes, we are working off the movie, and not the book, and the reasons for that are very simple.
- Generally, movies are quite easier, and sparser.
- More importantly, I have not read the book.
The first time I watched my movie, it really freaked me out… I mean, honestly, as a guy, it just resonates with a very specific part of my soul…
In some ways, the perfect time to watch this movie is at a bachelor party… But not yours, of course…
Anyway, my job, tonight, is not to praise this movie, but to dissect it and analyse the pieces, in a very cerebral, heartless way… And hey, that’s what I do…
OBVIOUS WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD
Continue reading Writer Guy’s Analysis #1:
by William Shakespeare
“Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt.”
Now, as some of you might point out, this is an exceptional case, and for obvious reasons… But, you know, it is a “book”, right… And I have dabbled with drama as well, when I was younger, and not to brag, but I was always pretty good with the words… Continue reading Book of the Week #7:
Now this is another word often associated with me… And for no good reason, either…
According to some people, if I could not tell another man just how much smarter I am, my very existence would be void. Continue reading Word of the Week #7:
Okay, a quick recap, before we begin…
So far, you should-
- Have a rough idea of the plot, and the primary characters of your story.
- Have a fair idea of the setting of your world.
- Have not written too much, already, or are willing to rewrite.
- 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
by C. S. Lewis
Shasta was dreadfully frightened. But it suddenly came into his head, “If you funk this, you’ll funk every battle all your life. Now or never.”
This was pretty much the same thought I had had, on one fine day during the Spring of ’14. Now or never.
Onward and Upward! To Narnia, and the North!
And thereafter, as I galloped along this beautiful but lonesome path, I never gave myself a chance to look back and wonder. But now, having slowed down into a comfortable trot, I can allow myself to reminisce… Continue reading Book of the Week #6:
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
-Leisure, by W. H. Davies
I still remember the day when, back in 5th Grade, I was asked to recite this poem.
I also remember that this is exactly how far I got, before my mind went completely blank. Continue reading Word of the Week #6:
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:
- At this stage, you need to have a rough idea of the plot, and the primary characters of your story.
- You have a fair idea of the setting of your world.
- 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