How to Write a Fictional BiographyWriting a fictional biography
Write: Turning your Iife into a Novel
The Englishman, the Finish writer of three self-published books, provides outstanding advices on how to turn facts efficiently into fantasy by relying on her own expertise in The Englishman's work, building on her own personal experiences of an internationally romantic relationship with an Englishman navy official. While I was doing my MA in Visual Authoring 10 years ago, I didn't like to write the history of your world.
But one of the most frequently expressed suggestions was: "Write what you know". But how can you write about what you know but not use your own lives as a source of source of inspiration? However, I accepted the counsel of my MA instructor and after graduation I composed two fictional fiction books, Coffee and Vodka, and The Red King of Helsinki.
I used my own lives in both of them as a simple indication of the content and timing of these two narratives. However, when I began my Helena's London Live three years ago, my readership often asked me why I was moving to England from my home country Finland. I began a number of articles that tell the tale of my own lives as I got to know and got to know my British spouse.
Imagined that I would write a maximum of four or five contributions, but when I reached number 25, I realized that I was actually the novel. I' m sure what you wrote was an auto biography? Yes, well, that's how it began, but as I'm a novel writer, and as I've been constantly adding new storylines and character to the storyline, I chose to devote myself to my writer-trends and write a fictionalized novel about the real world.
How did I do it - and what is my counsel to those who want to turn their lives into a novel? Begin the novel at a point that is interesting and relevant to the plot's center. An Englishman is a romance so it begins when Kaisa sees her Englishman at the British Embassy in Helsinki.
Get approval to post from the individual - or people - in your history, especially if they are easy to spot. As I was posting my blogs, I always had my man (the Englishman) reading them before I pressed'publish'. Obviously, if you write in the old-fashioned way, and not just making a Blogging history, it's simpler.
Once you are done, you can give the individual the script and vacate the land for a few working nights. Don't be worried that you'll let your stylus go when you begin to write. As you already know the story - and the character - the novel can be written very quickly. When you later choose to alter a scene, story or character, it's simple.
If I didn't care too much how true - or not - the tale was, I found that my writing became much more fluent and self-confident. Reduce the timeframe of the storyline, it makes the storyline more thrilling. Occurrences often happen gradually in reality, and only when you look back do you see the chain of occurrences and their meaning for the action.
Make your character complex and interesting. I' m not saying your whole lives are full of dull folks, but it takes powerful personalities to make a tale work. Don't put every actual individual in the novel. There are too many signs to confuse the readers. You make the whole thing needlessly complex and rattling.
On The Englishman I mixed a few of my character's to emphasize them more and speed up the novel. When you' ve heard someone on the coach - or even better - record a genuine interview, you'll find that it takes them a long while to say what they mean.
Genuine folks use many useless commentaries, such as'hmm','What I mean is','Really'. Consider using a third party or first party narration instead. I used the first character when I was writing The Englishman blog post, but later, when I started working on the novel, I chose to turn the whole thing into a third one.
If you use your own lives as an action, the novel will seem too intimate and too much like an Autobiographie with a narration of the first one. I haven't counted how many copies of The Englishman I've written. But what I did not alter was the heart of the novel; the real romance between an British navy official and a Finish college graduate and the barriers they had to overcome to maintain their long-distance relation.
Soon I found out that I was unable to write a memorandum, even with my own interpretation of "truth," so my only option was to write a fictionalized report on "truth. To the point where I'm currently working on a follow-up to The Englishman following Kaisa as she tries to get a grip on her new UK navy career.
Helena has finished a trialogy and a pre-quel in her English edition since the publication of this work. That Englishman: A prizewinning writer, former BBC reporter, publisher and newspaper publisher Helena Halme received an MA in Marketing and an MA in Visual/Writting. Helena also serves as a full-time writer and tutor for the Alliance of Independent Authors and has released seven bitter-sweet Scandinavian books and a non-fiction novel, Write Your Story:
Make your own fictional lifestyle in 10 simple footsteps. Besides composing tales that take place in her home country Finland, Helena is hooked on Nordic noir and dance to Abba tunes when no one is there.