How to Start a good StoryGetting a good story started
As one begins his story: A start with character
The story provides information about certain things about your characters, while the characters control what has to be done in the story. It is a smooth round and round series - so where do you start as the maker of history? Begin with what matters: your personality. On this point, I cannot say how often a author has contradicted me, but I stand by it.
You have no story without a personality that drives the action forward. The majority of textbooks about making illustrative fairy tale textbooks are more focused on how to promote your work than how to design it well. If you start this sensitive search, you ask yourself: "Is it really necessary - or even a good concept - to look first at what is on the mart?
When you want to tell a great story, where would you start and why? To be in the fairy tale book illustration book business, you need to know this one. When you want to learn how to make a story that is visual, you can't go backwards by watching a movie.
You' ll be taught how to create a story board. If we are writers or painters or do something creatively, we are all the experience we have ever had and then again in our own way. I' m sharing my work here voluntarily, but if you are interested in further study, face-to-face sessions with meticulous instruction and editing consultation - someone who will guide you through the whole lifecycle from the initial concept to the final product - you can take one of my courses.
I' ve learnt to take comprehensive memos on every part of the write and idea creation processes and to archive the information so that nothing is forgotten: nothing can slide off the edges and get permanently wasted, which means that I have either put the whole thing on ice for a long period of inactivity or simply put it in a pigeonhole forever.
In order to prevent this, I have reduced the whole story making procedure to two keywords. This is essentially a two-part way of structured the story making proces. Build the characters. I' m not sure. Just type it. There are these two large catagories (character and storyline) in a single product and within them there are subfiles for each of the characters and all the important points in the game. The information for each of these subfiles is organised so that I can quickly find what I need.
What's the point of starting with your personality? A lot of folks say if you want to make a story, you should start with the story. There are those who might say that you should always start with a plan or a vibe. I' m firmly convinced that you should start with The Thing, the real cause why we are reading a story or even watching a movie: the temper.
Your story's leading figure or heroine is the most important thing in any story. We are seldom surprised by storylines, because no action is really new. Then, to make sure that your story is inventive, the big ploy is to make an inventive, singular personality that addresses certain situation in its own way - it is this "own way of doing things" that attracts and keeps our interest and makes us take it in.
Otherwise, it's just another episode in another story, whether you miss the schoolbus too often, lose an important note or lie to a mate. There' s a good chance you had no need to worry about the people. In any case, this is true for illustrative fairy tale books. Character!
To create an interesting personality means to create a multi-faceted personality, a personality of the deep, a personality that really touches itself, although it is not. To create a personality that really does feel like reality is perhaps the greatest challenge a novelist can face, because it means thinking a lot about the personality that may never really be needed to tell the story itself.
When you want the characters to really touch each other, we need to find out more about them than they are on the site. As authors we should know everything about this personality - which means that we need to know much more about the personality than the reader.
People will find out if you're trying to suggest or imply something about a person who doesn't really exists (which means you've never really determined what that thing is) and then, of course, never go along with it, somehow make it go away at the edges. It' s not right to deceive your reader like that, and it' s not hard to do a thorough work before you get into history - if you know how.
All the information I gather for each type of characters is extensive, but that means that I end up with a full personality and that everything about that character's live is in one place, fully elaborated and organised. When I was an author, I found myself in a situation where I could clearly see when the author had failed to keep data about his work.
Specifications about people are swapped and puzzled, naming conventions or even people' faces are changing because the author has either forgotten the character's name or has altered his or her opinion of what it should be and has forgotten to work on the beginning. There' s no such thing as a'no-brainer' in written form. Especially imaginative authors can make huge errors, because they often do not keep all the invented creativities, which they have thought up for their people.
Download my complete worksheet for the creator here. With it you can create any kind of characters for any story. I call these pages Complete Characters Creator or CCC to help you create a thorough and well-organized document for each one.
Although you don't consider yourself an artist, I suggest that you draw a portrait of the people and add it to the image so that you have a clear image in it. It can really help to reinforce certain things about the nature in your spirit (especially if you are a novelist).
In the first part of the CCC, there are certain aspect of story telling that are generally not considered part of the characters' story. Storyline Forms, Reader Demographic and Genre. This story sheet is basically this: How is the story narrated? More precisely, is this figure in a blackboard notebook, a pop-up notebook, a novel, a graphical novel - what?
If you have once recounted your story, it can always be adjusted to other shapes (such as movie or another kind of shape of book), but that is not relevant at this point. When you first establish the characters in a graphical novel, it will inform you as the author about certain things how this characters should develop.
What makes you consider this part of your characters evolution? This is because the audience needs a specific part of your personality, which will help decide how your personality will speak. It is a kind of storytelling text, close to each other. If you ever use yourself (or an earlier copy of yourself) as a demographical user?
I' m not just writing for myself, so I can't be the demographer. Your story will have a direct impact on the personalities you have created, so this is also one of the first stages in your story creation. In a myth, the kind of personality you find is fundamentally different from the kind of personality you find in a fairy tale.
Thore is a mythic figure, the lord of the thunder. Schneewittchen is a fairy tale figure, a hidden princess who must be resurrected with a magical kisses. Let's get to the fundamentals of your characters, beginning with the determination of what the characters mean in the story.
Is it for example the major hero or a secondary figure - or something else? When your story has many different personalities, or if you are working on more than one story, it is important to keep a record of each and every detail that you can.
Beginning with the name. Specifically and specifically is much better, and eventually much more interesting in the creation of profundity to your story. You' also need to determine the date of the person - whatever it is during the story being narrated, and then write down the date of the person`s birthday and date of his or her deaths.
Make this decision before you start with the first volume, and you don't have to come up with a fast solution while you crawl for the continuation and realize that there is a big issue with your time line. It' s not that the characters in the story have to perish, but as an author it is useful to know where to pull a target line.
You will know the character's life line when you have finished all the stages of building the characters. When your characters are eternal (like Mickey Mouse or Superman), it's up to you. This will define your characters and will have an absolute influence on the way you spell them. Among these characteristic characteristics are those that are important for their personalities.
Any limping? That' not something you want halfway through history. It' something we should know right away, and if you're looking for inspiration to include these kinds of things, make sure you include them in your characters files to make sure they match any other things you've set for them.
At the end I recalled a time when I was studying a script for a girlfriend and she had a personality who was a pro with only one foot. Strangely, this didn't seem to be a big thing in history, there was nothing really to overcoming. I asked her about it and it turned out that she first had a one-legged personality and then in a later design chose to turn the personality into a bob.
For example, the pro floater detail was an occasional add-on for the author. Scratch it off if any detail should become casual to the story. Reality can have random lint, but the story must be intentional. Writing down random lint gives the readers the impression that it hangs, is abandoned with something that is not covered or remains inexplicable.
You' ve got to choose the two things in your lifetime that are most important to your personality. It is important to be aware of this before you start to write the story, because how you respond to it will help it. For how you - or rather, how the nature you create - would respond to this issue tells us who they are, more than any other thing you will judge them.
When you describe this for the lead characters, these two things you select become the topics of the story. This will give you a very good understanding of how to tackle this issue and may be an inspiration to think of something else. Part of the final part of the formation of characters consists in writing their lifelines, their great times, all the happenings they determine, from the moment of childbirth to the moment of their deaths.
It' the most timeconsuming way to create a full length personality, but have a lot of enjoyment. At this point, you have already done so because you have already chosen which gender this personality is in and will thus determine the kind of story you tell about her being born.
It is also noteworthy that you can write stories about the characters that never make it to the pages of the story itself. Nope. This extensive information about your characters is for you to help you develop your creative potential in the development of a great temper. Also, this would be invaluable information for the actors, who could represent your characters on or in the movie.
This can enhance your creativity by making it simpler and less tedious, and eventually it will enhance the overall appearance of your work. Get on with your work, no difference what happens.