Writing Tips #6 (The Power Of Foreshadowing)

Writing Tips #6 (The Power Of Foreshadowing)

Here comes the last and the most vital part to embellish your stories! With the power of foreshadowing, a writer can achieve that one thing they have took all the efforts for— Reader's Interest. Before we begin, these are the previous tips to keep in mind before you plan to start your story. #1 – Word Count and Story Length #2 – Choosing the Genre/ Conceptualizing the Story #3 – Sequencing the Plot #4 – Character Development #5 – First Person/ Second Person/ Third Person Narrative #6 – The Power of Foreshadowing Foreshadowing can be used in many different ways to generate interest & make the reader second guess the proceedings of the story. Here we would elaborate the different types of textbook foreshadowing and learn how to use them for our benefit. The Wall (Concrete Foreshadowing) As the name suggests, while using this type of foreshadowing you(as a writer) would explicitly warn the reader about the future. Personally, I like to call it the silence before the storm. It is...
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Writing Tips #5(First Person/ Second Person/ Third Person Narrative)

Writing Tips #5(First Person/ Second Person/ Third Person Narrative)

"Welcome again, my people." He sang his cliché intro with full enthusiasm, hoping his words would lighten up the day of his readers. "This is technically the first new write-up on the website," There he goes again with his new website. "So Kudos and let's begin!" It's better if the third person shuts up, now! I'm sorry for the delay, it won't be happening anymore. Yep, even you can't trust that. Never mind him. As we've been discussing lately about the basic skills of writing a story, today we'll move forward to the way one colors the canvas of their story. A quick look on our progress: #1 – Word Count and Story Length #2 – Choosing the Genre/ Conceptualizing the Story #3 – Sequencing the Plot #4 – Character Development #5 – First Person/ Second Person/ Third Person Narrative #6 – The Power of Foreshadowing Most commonly known types of narration are: First Person Narrative Second Person Narrative Third Person Narrative There's nothing new to add in them, other than some insights to...
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Writing tips #4(Character Development)

Writing tips #4(Character Development)

Greetings fellow bloggers & readers! Let us imagine a situation where I'd greet each one of you by your own names. Wouldn't that make you more likely to read my posts with much more enthusiasm? Indeed, it's true because our names are something we all love to be addressed with & names, in general, are what our minds remember the best. This brings me to the second most important element of our recipe— Characters! Before we begin here is the list we are following: #1 – Word Count and Story Length #2 – Choosing the Genre/ Conceptualizing the Story #3 – Sequencing the Plot #4 – Character Development #5 – First Person/ Second Person/ Third Person Narrative #6 – The Power of Foreshadowing How many of you have heard about the great detective, Sherlock Holmes? Or the famous secret agent James Bond? Now, if you haven't read about them you may not know what their story is or how they are as individuals but you can surely guess that Sherlock Holmes is...
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Writing Tips #3(Sequencing the Plot)

Writing Tips #3(Sequencing the Plot)

Warm regards, wonderful readers and amazing writers! You have now reached that step of your recipe, where the tastemaker is added to the dish. Without this, your stories would be nothing but meaningless collection of words. Still wondering what I'm talking about? It's the plot of your story! If you start writing a story without a plot, then I'm pretty sure you'll keep coming across writer's blocks after every scene. Before we begin, the steps of beginning our story are still unchanged: #1 – Word Count and Story Length #2 – Choosing the Genre/ Conceptualizing the Story #3 – Sequencing the Plot #4 – Character Development #5 – First Person/ Second Person/ Third Person Narrative #6 – The Power of Foreshadowing By now, if you've followed the previous parts then you're pretty acquainted with the wants of your story and know what genre you would write in. Pat your back, you've earned it. As you move further to the story's plot, you should know how necessary is it to have...
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Writing Tips #2(Choosing the Genre)

Writing Tips #2(Choosing the Genre)

Hello, once again, beautiful souls! As discussed every week we are going to proceed with the tips on fictional writing and the sequence remains the same: #1 – Word Count and Story Length #2 – Choosing the Genre/ Conceptualizing the Story #3 – Sequencing the Plot #4 – Character Development #5 – First Person/ Second Person/ Third Person Narrative #6 – The Power of Foreshadowing Now, you must have a pretty good idea on how long your story should be, Kudos! But what good a story is without a particular genre? Today we'll discuss the basics of choosing a genre for your story and conceptualizing it. Choosing the Genre Once you sit down to start a story, you shouldn't start with the first chapter itself. But if you do, then don't worry. You can always use it somewhere or the other. Even I did that initially, but it makes the foundation of the story shaky. So, now when you sit down to start a story you ask yourself— What do I want...
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Writing tips #1(Word Count and Story Length)

Writing tips #1(Word Count and Story Length)

Hello/Namaste amazing people! I've seen a lot of bloggers write wonderful stories. A story that has perfect descriptions, great characters, balanced action scenes and every little ingredient that contributes to increase the standards of a story. But there's this one thing that they forget. Guessed it, yet? Yes, it's the most effective term of a fictional story. Its length and the word count. Many a times what goes wrong is, one doesn't know what length would be suitable for a particular story. The general word counts and types of stories are as follows: 1. Six-Word Story (One liners) Clear enough, these stories have an exact length of six words. The only way to master these stories, is to pour every emotion and meaning in the 6 carefully chosen words. Since they're so tiny they need to have a great impact, else it won't mean a thing. Surprisingly, the first popular Six-word story was created when someone asked Ernest Hemingway to write a short story in...
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