How to Write a unique StoryMaking a unique story
7 hints for creating your own story
It often seems discouraging to make an inventive tale. There is, after all, the old adage that there are only seven storylines in the whole wide globe. Be brave, though: everyone has a history to tell. Their fantasy, their peculiarities and their experience of living will make your words inimitable.
Take a look at the surrounding environment and ask "What if" about things we take for granted. What if? Begin with a personality that you find interesting. Perhaps it is a personality who has the same customs, anxieties or strong points and uses them sensibly. Maybe it's a personality that's not like you, and that's what makes her interesting to do it.
Choose a gender or a way of telling stories. If so, please tell us about a place or a period like before. Then, begin to think about how a universe would work if it had different set of laws from ours, and fill it with magical or psychic critters. A voyage and return tale about three extraterrestrials who kidnap an animal from the Africa Safari?
We' re quite sure this will be an inventive tale. You just have to begin to write it.
4 Toweaks to write really inventive stories and personalities.
There is a mysterious atmosphere surrounding the making of film. On occasions, as part of my everyday Twitter and Facebook #WQOTD question of the day, I will ask, "What makes your storyline inventive? Any writer wants to create unique tales, but most of the times we are a little bit puzzled about how we can do it.
That' s the shocker: authenticity is actually much less important than you think. It seems that there is no defined procedure to create authenticity (i.e. you either come up with an inventive notion or not). Today you will see how to use the number one rationale to your advantage and how to start this elusive creative writing game.
Do you want to know why so many writers have difficulty responding to my #WQOTD about the originality of the items in their quiz? Cause they don't write inventive tales. Do you want to know why they don't write inventive tales? Some time ago, as we reported in our debate on the "re-readability factor", most of our readership loves to experience the same history over and over again.
Often we get our first core of inspirations from the work of another writer whose history we like. Then you put down the script and think: "I want to talk about glittering vampires/muggles/post-apocalyptic girls' belligerents. Equally important is how many people drive the cycle to the end just because they like recurring items?
Yes, they want a new attitude, but more because they want the possibility to investigate different facets of the same notion. What it all means: If you have difficulty recognizing your history as something entirely new and groundbreaking, don't feel worried about it. If something really refreshing and inventive comes on stage, it is like a cold breeze of clean outdoors.
Inventive concepts are rolling in circles. You begin to bump, bump, bump and expand against the bladder wall until it breaks through and something new and thrilling appears - and create a new bladder in which all the tales come to life for a while before the series is repeated. You' re gonna cover post-apocalyptic vampire Muggles?
Whether you believe it or not, there is a creative way to defy your own uniqueness and change your history into something that provides a new and fun way to look at old notions. "There is no point in engaging in a history that is new and interesting without knowing its place in the libraries of our current series.
When I began to write my Dreamlander portrait imagination, for example, I hadn't yet seen enough imagination to figure out which ideas had already died. It was at this point that one asked me to do something special, another asked me to do a lot of reading in this one. Well, since I could see which items were already exaggerated, I could also see the spaces that were still awaiting being used.
Replacing my kite with the angel Garowai, the fairies with the Vikings/Native American-inspired Cherazii and the Brownie with the symbolic Reiver, the history became all the better. The same precondition for knowing the history behind your history also holds true for real facts. When you write about WWI or racing driver or a five-star gastronome cook, you have to comprehend it.
There are so many romantic stereotypes in the world of writing that you can sometimes find the most inventive way to describe the facts and nothing but the facts. Allow me to tell you what uniqueness is not. Like we discussed on Friday, there' s not every neat new concept you can think of just for the new.
Amish has to be more than just inventive; it must make a useful contribution to history. So what does my history need? As an example, I have written a full listing of all potentially interesting things about my historic super hero Work-in-Progress Wayfarer:
So how could I use each of these things in a singular way? Which of the initial elements were hidden in these things and have never been used before? Some of the idea I had wasn't great; not all of it was completely inventive. For these little inspira-tions to become realizable tales, they have to conflict with several other levels of inspirational activity.
Spiritually I gather thoughts as if they were shining seaglass objects. When I can mix three or more interesting plays, I have a history - and usually not just a history, but an inventive assumption. Looking for an additional level in a part that was conceived as a simple cartoon turn on a classical type of pirates' archetyp, Depp turned it into one of the most catchy and iconsque figures of the 2000s.
They can do the same with their own character and space. Do not be satisfied with the "flat", anticipated concept that comes first. Coming from interesting perspectives, you' ll be able to insert surprising additions to make something interesting and new. We' re throwing in a hunt or a romance just because that's what any other narrative does.
Secrets of Story: Well-narrated, scriptwriter William C. Martell recalls writer: To win a fight with pure bodily violence is boring, your character must be smart. In the course of the history there were references to the forthcoming downfall between ex-Gunslinger hero Charley and the violent hit man Butler of the Antagonisten. Most of the tales would have stored and extracted this down for the next to last round.
It is a very easy to subvert the anticipated, which both meets the needs of the storyline and provides interesting insight into the roles and situations. Pausing and asking a questions with every personality you make and every sequence you write: Most of the time you probably won't do it differently, but now and then you will find the possibility to change your history entirely and make something that will stay in readers' heads forever.
The creation of inventive tales and character is like waving for golden. But the longer you stick to it, the more likely it is that you'll run into a real novel and beautiful new one.
With what kind of gimmicks do you try to invent inventive tales and figures?