How to Write Short FictionWhat do you write about short fiction films?
Funny way to type, brief diction
I' ve found an interesting way to help authors to put together an idea for a film. It' a way to get you to start typing, even if you don't have the time. Usually a storyline needs four elements: Character, attitude, conflicts and solutions. At the first page of hardcopy, in the middle, but with enough room to type about it, type the words attitude.
At the center of the page, just below the words attitude, type the words emotion, and place a circular around it. On the bottom of the page, just below the other two words, but with enough room to type below, type the words perspective and place a circular around it.
Make eight strokes that come from each of them. Adjust the time to 60 seconds and note down eight setting suggestions. Use the first few thoughts that come to your minds and note them down, one against each line, e.g. bedroom, clothesline, canteen. Adjust your time to 60 seconds and record eight different types of emotion, e.g. ý loving, envious, heartbreak.
Turn the time to 60 seconds and note down eight different species (insects, pisces, poultry, birds, moths, amphibia - everything is possible!). When you' re done, look back over your blisters and select a single one. In this example I chose Küche von Setting, Neid von Emotion and Spinne von Perspective.
You' ll even find that your unconscious mind is working on an idea that you can post about in your next typing sessions. As soon as this phase of Dubble techniques is finished, I turn to mind mapping. It' a lot of laughs, so take out the crayons or crayons and put on your artist' s gown and beanie!
Type characters in the middle of the page and place a ring around them. Paint six thickly colored undulating strokes that come from your character circuit. What's with the ripples? Waved contours are encouraging our minds to search for connections and connotations, while colors are stimulating the right side of our minds, which is the creatively art.
We' re going to focus on the end of the narrative, because when you know how the narrative ends, you can think backwards to find out how the person got into that part. Do you put one from WHO on every colored line? Ensure that the length of the rows matches the length of the words.
You can use the interrogative words to ask your characters a few words (one per line answer) and create an image. At the end of the tale, my personality has the prospect of a spreader, so I put a thin colored wave line on WHO? and put a spreader in capital letters on it.
I get the crayon and I paint a spreader next to it. Also the WHAT? as in "What is my sense of character" is explained - jeal. I' ll just put in a line and I' ll put jealousy on it. I am not an artiste, but I am drawing something that I can immediately recognize as jealous.
Drawing a line with a net on it and drawing a painting. The web makes me think of network, so my personality may be a char. On the web I paint a line with networks on it and paint a few pole men or a cane. If I can pull another line from the network, even if I can't think of anything to put on it immediately.
It will see the empty room and it will look at the words network and web image and begin to fill the gap. Meanwhile that's going on, I'm going back to the canteen. I paint a undulating colored line, put meals on it and paint a dish with them.
Well, my temper is jealous, so maybe the dinner isn't so good for you. One more waved line, Poison wrote, and a painting of a death head and cruciform bone to go with it. Perhaps my personality is in a galley in her head (it looks like I chose my personality is a she) and she cooks something for someone she is envied by.
Lâ??ll draws a second waved line from the galley and writes plots on it, plus a print on it with a cloudbubble to show that the printhead thinks. That takes me back to the web and I pull a second line out of it because the nets are tacky and fly catching.
Perhaps my nature is trying to capture someone. This is another undulating line that starts from the web, with a carnivore and perhaps a photo of the tooth. Net-working â?" maybe she is in touch with someone who can help her â??do awayâ with her antagonist? Perhaps my protagonist is out for vengeance?
This brings me to the interrogation WHY? and more undulating curves. Thick and quick come up with great idea at this point, and it's all I can do to get words, waveguides and images to keep up with my idea. I have my brain looking for blanks on the page and trying to fill them in while it finds the link for what already exists.
Continue asking the question, writing down an answer in a single text and drawing it along the corresponding undulating line with an image to link it to what happened before. Ensure that the line length matches the length of the words. When a line is too long for a single words, there is a space between it and the linked to it.
It can be seen that different waved curves contain the same term. When I develop my line of spiders and my line of rage, for example, I see that they, like the cuisine, both have the words arsenic. Maybe it'?s just a little bit of networking and gossip. It is the concept of the Mind Mapping platform to have a lot of pleasure, to let your fantasy run wild, to paint images, to toy with the colors and to let the concepts run without censors.
Eventually the plot will take on a unique character in your mind and you will want to put the plot's shape on the page. Because of the limited amount of writing you have to do, you will be more likely to just type your first few words and not be so censored.
Adjust the time to ten min and record the history as it happens in your mind. Don't backread about your typing; don't spell or grammatical errors; just keep typing until you have all your thoughts at the bottom of the page.
Otherwise, reset the timers and continue typing for another ten mins. This is how you get from the idea to the first text. I like this approach because it addresses the authors' fun, creativity side and also allows those with little free play to record their first design in two or three ten-minute typing sittings.
You can extend the mental mapping phase between other everyday activities because your unconsciousness continues to work on the left and space, even if you do other things. That' s the aim of the method: to get your spirit to develop an idea that you can work on. I' m using this technology right now to create a little storyline for a regional contest and it was great to do.
The combination of the Bubble method with Mind Mapping made the whole procedure fast, simple and entertaining. Buzan and Mind Mapping: